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Recap - Blues Defeat Minnesota 5-1

St. Louis cruised to victory on Thursday, earning an easy 5-1 win over the Wild at Scottrade Center.

The Blues were a -193 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.

T.J. Oshie (3), Brenden Morrow, and Jaden Schwartz each scored for the Blues in the victory. Oshie opened the scoring for St. Louis, finding the back of the net at 4:43 of the first period. The goal was assisted by David Backes and Roman Polak.

Ryan Miller stopped 27 of 28 Minnesota shots in the victory.

Zach Parise scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Ryan Miller.

Darcy Kuemper stopped 19 of 24 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, St. Louis went 2-for-5, while the Wild were 0-for-6 with the man advantage.

St. Louis lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 28-24.

St. Louis looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Stars. The Wild will aim to get back on the winning track at Phoenix.