Wild Down St. Louis 3-2 - Match Report

Wild Down St. Louis 3-2 - Match Report

Minnesota needed a shootout to earn a 3-2 victory over St. Louis on Saturday in NHL action at Xcel Energy Center.

Bettors who backed the Wild were rewarded as +108 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go PUSH the closing total of 5.

Matt Cullen potted the shootout winner for Minnesota. Mikko Koivu (2) scored for the Wild in the victory. Koivu opened the scoring for Minnesota, finding the back of the net at 2:37 of the second period. The goal was unassisted.

Josh Harding stopped 25 of 27 St. Louis shots in the victory.

T.J. Oshie and David Backes scored for the Blues, finding the net behind Josh Harding.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 30 of 32 shots for the Blues, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Minnesota went 1-for-2, while the Blues were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

St. Louis lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 32-27.

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