The NHL has postponed tonight’s game between the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild. In a statement:
The decision was made out of respect for the community following the tragic shooting that occurred in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Sunday afternoon.
The game has been rescheduled for May 12 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
The National Hockey League extends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Daunte Wright.
This is now the third different cause for postponement for the Blues this season, who have previously lost games due to COVID and weather. Nevertheless, both St. Louis and Minnesota were still on pace to finish the season as originally scheduled. Their rescheduled date will be the regular season finale for each, assuming the schedule holds, which could end up having major playoff implications. The Wild sit in third in the West Division with the Blues trailing in fourth and other not far behind. Those final points up for grabs could determine playoff positioning and perhaps even qualification.