Pre-Game 4 Report: Blues Look to Sweep Wild

The St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild take the ice for Game 4 in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday night at Scottrade Center.

The Blues currently hold a 3-0 lead over the Wild in the series and will look to finish the job in Game 4.


St. Louis Blues head coach Mike Yeo said the team is focused on the upcoming game and recognizes the changes Minnesota is making as they look to get back into the series.

“They’ve made some changes personnel-wise in the things they’re trying to do and we just have to make sure we stay on top of that. We’ve said from the start, we’re trying to make changes as well. We’re trying to grow our game and we’re not satisfied with where we’re at, we think there is another level. I think we’ve defended well, but I think we can get on the attack more,” Yeo said.

Despite having a great series so far, stopping 114 of 117 shots faced, St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen understands the importance of tonight’s game.

“We’re going to need to rest these next two days and prepare because the next game is going to be the hardest game yet,” Allen said after stopping 40 of 41 shots in the Blues’ Game 3 victory.

St. Louis wants to press more offensively and remains focused on making the most of the best chances, while in the offensive zone.

“I don’t think we’ve spent enough time in their zone.  I think we’ve tried to force a few too many plays early on in the shift, where it might be more beneficial to hold on to the puck,” Kyle Brodziak said after morning skate.

Blues head coach Mike Yeo said Alex Steen is in the lineup despite not skating at practice and Paul Stastny will not play.

Puck drop is scheduled for 8:30 PM CT at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

Nick Yahl and Hanna Yates contributed to this Blues report