St. Louis 4, Minnesota 0

Saturday, February 18, 2012 2:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 25-24-2-7 13-10-1-3 12-14-1-4 L7
St. Louis 36-15-1-6 26-3-1-3 10-12-0-3 W2


BLUES 4, WILD 0: Ryan Reaves and Barret Jackman each scored their first goals of the season as St. Louis continued its home dominance with a win over struggling Minnesota on Saturday.

Brian Elliott turned aside 13 shots for his sixth shutout of the season as the Blues improved to 26-3-4 at the Scottrade Center. St. Louis has earned points in 21 straight home games (18-0-3).

Josh Harding made 30 saves for Minnesota, which has dropped seven straight games.

Reaves opened the scoring midway through the opening period, pouncing on a loose puck in the slot and slapping a low shot past Harding. It was his first goal since Jan. 13, 2011, a span of 64 games.

Jackman erased his own personal goose-egg early in the second period, beating Harding with a slapshot to end a 150-game goalless drought.

Andy McDonald padded the lead on a St. Louis power play, tipping in an Alex Pietrangelo shot with 41 seconds remaining in the frame.

Vladimir Sobotka iced things with a blast from the point that eluded Harding 8:11 into the final period.

: Jackman briefly held the longest active streak of games without a goal after Anaheim's Sheldon Brookbank ended a 166-game dry spell with a goal Friday night against New Jersey. ... Wild C Warren Peters was hit with a five-minute cross-checking major and a game misconduct for belting Blues F David Backes in the head with 4:30 remaining. ... St. Louis has 12 shutouts on the year, tops in the NHL.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   St. Louis
N/A Points Alex Pietrangelo 2
N/A Goals Barret Jackman 1
N/A Assists Alex Pietrangelo 2
N/A Power Play Goals Andy McDonald 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Josh Harding .882 Save Percentage Brian Elliott 1.000
Josh Harding 30 Saves Brian Elliott 13

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 13 0 0-3 6-7 31 35
St. Louis 34 4 1-7 3-3 12 32

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play its next game on the road against Chicago. The Blues have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .652 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play its next game at home against Boston. The Wild have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .303 after a loss.
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