Wild Down St. Louis 3-2 - Match Report
|Wild Down St. Louis 3-2 - Match Report|
Minnesota earned a 3-2 victory over St. Louis on Tuesday, but needed a shootout to do it at Scottrade Center.
Minnesota won as a +150 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
The win was clinched by Mikko Koivu, who beat Jaroslav Halak in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Minnesota. Minnesota got goals from Eric Nystrom and Pierre-Marc Bouchard in the victory. Nystrom opened the scoring at 1:43 of the first period.
Jose Theodore stopped 27 of 29 St. Louis shots in the victory.
St. Louis got goals from Chris Stewart (2) in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 of 28 shots for the Blues, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Minnesota went 0-for-4, while the Blues were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to St. Louis by a margin of 29-28.
Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Oilers. The Blues will aim to get back on the winning track at Detroit.