Blues 2, Wild 0: Brian Elliott made 23 saves en route to his third consecutive shutout as visiting St. Louis extended its winning streak to six games.
Defenseman Roman Polak and Andy McDonald scored for the Blues, who remained one point behind San Jose for fifth place in the Western Conference.
Elliott turned aside 10 shots in the first period, six in the second and seven in the third for his 21st career shutout. The 28-year-old has not allowed a goal in 189 minutes, 31 seconds.
Polak gave Elliott all the support he needed at 10:37 of the first period as he received a pass from along the left wing boards by Chris Stewart and beat Niklas Backstrom from alone in the slot for his first goal in 121 games. McDonald added breathing room at 9:30 of the third, when he capitalized on a turnover in the offensive zone.
Backstrom stopped 18 shots for the seventh-place Wild, who fell two points behind St. Louis.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Each of Minnesota's last four games have ended in shutouts, with the Wild being blanked in three of them. ... St. Louis improved to 3-0-0 on its four-game road trip. ... The Blues have won five straight meetings with the Wild.