St. Louis Falls 5-4 to Wild - Recap

St. Louis Falls 5-4 to Wild - Recap

Minnesota earned a 5-4 victory over St. Louis on Friday, but needed a shootout to do it at Scottrade Center.

Minnesota won as a +140 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

The win was clinched by John Madden, who beat Jaroslav Halak in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Minnesota. Minnesota got goals from Cal Clutterbuck (2), Andrew Brunette, and Martin Havlat in the victory. Brunette opened the scoring at 2:49 of the first period.

Jose Theodore turned in a 31-save effort for the Wild.

St. Louis got goals from David Backes (2), Andy McDonald, and Patrik Berglund in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

St. Louis got a 23-stop effort from Jaroslav Halak in the loss.

Minnesota scored 0 times on 2 chances on the power play, while St. Louis went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

St. Louis outshot Minnesota 35-27 in the game.

Minnesota heads into a battle against the Blues. St. Louis, meanwhile, will have their next action against Minnesota.