St. Louis 2, Minnesota 0

Thursday, April 11, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 23-14-1-1 9-7-0-1 14-7-1-0 W6
Minnesota 22-16-1-1 13-6-0-1 9-10-1-0 L2


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.

Top Game Performances

St. Louis   Minnesota
Andy McDonald 1 Points N/A
Andy McDonald 1 Goals N/A
David Backes 1 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Brian Elliott 1.000 Save Percentage Niklas Backstrom .900
Brian Elliott 23 Saves Niklas Backstrom 18

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 20 2 0-1 3-3 6 21
Minnesota 23 0 0-3 1-1 2 24

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play its next game at home against Columbus. The Wild have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .529 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play its next game on the road against Columbus. The Blues have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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