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Tuesday, December 31st (All times Eastern)

St. Louis Blues (26-7-5) at Minnesota Wild (20-16-5), 6 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Wild will try to halt their longest losing streak of the season when they welcome the St. Louis Blues for Tuesday's clash between Central Division foes.

The Wild have lost five straight games -- all in regulation -- to give the club its worst skid since an 0-4-1 stretch from Feb. 28-March 6, 2012. The last three losses have come without Zach Parise in the lineup, and the star forward will miss a fourth straight tilt tonight due to his lower-body issue.

Without Parise, Minnesota will try to halt its slide against a Blues team that is 12 points ahead of the Wild in the Central Division standings. St. Louis also has won six straight in this series and has posted shutouts in the last two encounters between the clubs.

The Blues downed a visiting Wild club by a 3-0 score on Nov. 25 in the first of five scheduled meetings between the clubs this season. Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves for the shutout after Brian Elliott helped the Blues down the Wild by a 2-0 score on April 11 of last season.

Elliott will get the call in net for St. Louis tonight and is 4-0 with a 2.04 goals against average in five career games (4 starts) against Minnesota. Josh Harding expects to get the start in net for the Wild and is 6-3-1 with a 1.92 GAA in his career against the Blues.

Harding and the Wild did not have a good showing in Sunday's home game against the New York Islanders, as Minnesota coughed up a 3-0 lead en route to losing by a 5-4 score in regulation. Harding stopped 26-of-31 shots in the loss as he allowed more than three goals in a game for the first time this season.

Kyle Okposo scored the go-ahead goal with 5:48 left in the third period for the Isles, who allowed the game's first three goals before rallying for the road victory. New York scored four straight goals to take a 4-3 lead early in the third before Minnesota briefly tied it with Justin Fontaine's goal at 13:45 of the final stanza. Okposo notched the game-winner just 27 seconds after Fontaine's tally.

Nino Niederreiter scored once and added an assist for the Wild, who had a four-game home winning streak snapped to fall to 14-4-2 as the host this season.

"The only way you can win in this league is to play a good 60-minute game and find a way," Wild captain Mikko Koivu said. "It's the only thing you can do."

The Blues, who boast a solid 11-4-3 road record this season, picked up a overtime win Sunday in Dallas. The 3-2 decision was the fourth win in five games for St. Louis, which is 4-0-1 during that stretch.

Kevin Shattenkirk's goal late in overtime lifted the Blues to the recent win over the Stars. A night after tallying the game-winner in a shootout to top Chicago, Shattenkirk lit the lamp with 11 seconds remaining in the extra period on Sunday to help the Blues edge Dallas at American Airlines Center.

"I think we just stuck with it," said Blues winger Brendan Morrow. "Playing back-to-backs aren't easy, especially a team that skates as well as this one. We just had to stay with it."

Jaden Schwartz and T.J. Oshie scored in regulation for St. Louis, while Elliott made 28 saves to earn the win.

With 57 points on the season, St. Louis is sitting second in the Central Division, six points in back of Chicago.

12/31 11:00:03 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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