Wild prepare a gameplan for Blues goalie Jake Allen

Wild prepare for game four

ST. PAUL, Minn. --  The Wild spent a lot of time on screening the goalie and tip drills Tuesday in their last practice before taking off for St. Louis.

They do so with good reason as the Wild have only scored three goals in three games and Jake Allen has been incredible. The St. Louis net minder has a .91 goals against average and a .974 save percentage all while single-handedly helping the Blues dominate the first round series. 

"Every goalie in the league is good," reflected Zac Parise, one of the few skaters to get a puck past Allen this postseason. "Tjeuuu've all got 920, 930, 940 save percentages, you gotta get in their eyes, doesn't matter who it is. So I think we can do a much better job in that area."

"It's the regular stuff when you're not scoring," added Captain Mikko Koivu. "Get in front of him... try to win your 1 on 1 battles to the net, get those shots through. So it's not just one thing."  

The Wild take on the Blues in Game 4 Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. on both NBC Sports Network and Fox Sports North. 

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