St. Louis 5, Minnesota 4

Sunday, January 27, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 2-2-1-0 2-1-0-0 0-1-1-0 L3
St. Louis 5-1-0-0 3-0-0-0 2-1-0-0 W3


Blues 5, Wild 4 (OT): Vladimir Sobotka scored 2:16 into overtime as host St. Louis overcame a two-goal deficit to record its third straight victory.

Veteran defenseman Wade Redden and Chris Stewart scored for the second straight night while Patrik Berglund and blue-liner Barret Jackman also tallied. Brian Elliott turned aside 12 shots for the Blues, who have outscored the Wild 31-19 while going 7-0-3 in their last 10 meetings at Scottrade Center.

Zach Parise scored a pair of power-play goals and captain Mikko Koivu collected a tally and an assist for the Wild, who have dropped three in a row (0-2-1).

In overtime, Andy McDonald patiently skated beyond the goal line before finding Sobotka, who staved off defenseman Ryan Suter in front and chipped the puck past Niklas Backstrom (29 saves).

Minnesota seized a 3-1 lead before the Blues scored three straight goals - capped by Jackman's blast from the point with 6:13 left in the third period. Dany Heatley tied the contest as he knocked a loose puck out of mid-air and into the net with 4:08 remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Blues honored the memory of Hall of Famer Stan "The Man" Musial by wearing No. 6 jerseys during pregame warmups. Musial, who played 22 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, died on Jan. 19. He was 92. ... D Mathew Dumba, who was the seventh overall pick of the 2012 draft, will return to the Western Hockey League's Red Deer Rebels. Dumba has yet to play a game for the Wild this season. ... Minnesota D Jared Spurgeon was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury. The team recalled Marco Scandella from Houston of the American Hockey League.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   St. Louis
Zach Parise 3 Points David Perron 2
Zach Parise 2 Goals Patrik Berglund 1
Tom Gilbert 2 Assists David Perron 2
Zach Parise 2 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Niklas Backstrom .853 Save Percentage Brian Elliott .750
Niklas Backstrom 29 Saves Brian Elliott 12

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 16 4 2-3 5-5 12 31
St. Louis 34 5 0-5 1-3 8 38

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play its next game on the road against Columbus. The Blues have a W/L % of .750 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play its next game at home against Columbus. The Wild have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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