The Blues looked destined for the top spot. They have fallen back to earth and have just a 5-5-0 record in their last 10 games, including three straight losses. The Wild will play the Blues Thursday at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Blues have won all four previous games between the two teams this season, including three in regulation.
The Wild have lost nine straight games against the Blues.
The Blues final three games includes road games at the Wild and Dallas Stars Thursday and Friday before finishing with a home game against the Detroit Red Wings.
The Blues are clinging to a one-point lead for the Western Conference’s best record.