Blues Down Minnesota 3-2 - Match Report
St. Louis needed a shootout to earn a 3-2 victory over Minnesota on Saturday in NHL action at Scottrade Center.
Bettors who backed the Blues were rewarded as -183 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go PUSH the closing total of 5.
The win was clinched by Kevin Shattenkirk, who beat Josh Harding in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for St. Louis. David Perron and Alex Pietrangelo each scored for the Blues in the victory. Perron opened the scoring for St. Louis, finding the back of the net at 8:04 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Chris Stewart and Kevin Shattenkirk.
Jaroslav Halak stopped 29 of 31 Minnesota shots in the victory.
Minnesota got goals from David McIntyre and Jared Spurgeon in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Josh Harding stopped 47 of 49 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, St. Louis went 1-for-6, while the Wild were 1-for-6 with the man advantage.
St. Louis outshot Minnesota 49-31 in the game.
St. Louis heads into a battle against the Stars. Minnesota, meanwhile, will have their next action against Philadelphia.