St. Louis 3, Minnesota 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 14, 2012 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 22-16-2-5 12-6-1-2 10-10-1-3 L2
St. Louis 26-12-1-5 18-3-1-2 8-9-0-3 W1

Recap


Kevin Shattenkirk scored the lone shootout goal and Jaroslav Halak made 29 saves as the St. Louis Blues defeated the visiting Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday.

Shattenkirk waited for Josh Harding to commit to a move then snapped a shot over him.

Harding had 47 saves in regulation as the Blues had a season high 49 shots.

It was the Blues' first overtime win in six attempts. St. Louis improved to 10-0-2 on home ice in its last 12 games.

Minnesota’s Jared Spurgeon tied the game at 2 with a power play marker at 16:32 of the middle frame. The defenseman looked to make a pass from the point, fooling a St. Louis defender and opening a shot lane. It was his third goal of the season.

St. Louis tallied twice in the second period. David Perron scored his third of the season at 8:04 and Alex Pietrangelo scored his seventh of the season on the power play at 10:39. Pietrangelo extended his point streak to six games with the goal.

Wild rookie David McIntyre scored his first NHL goal, a shorthanded marker at 7:13 of the first period.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   St. Louis
David McIntyre 1 Points David Perron 1
David McIntyre 1 Goals David Perron 1
Kyle Brodziak 1 Assists David Backes 1
Jared Spurgeon 1 Power Play Goals Alex Pietrangelo 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Josh Harding .959 Save Percentage Jaroslav Halak .935
Josh Harding 47 Saves Jaroslav Halak 29

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 31 2 1-6 5-6 27 38
St. Louis 49 3 1-6 5-6 39 38

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Dallas . The Blues have a W/L % of .560 after a win and .632 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia . The Wild have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .348 after a loss.
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