FINAL
BUF
0
CAR
1
FINAL
NSH
4
NYI
6
FINAL
PHI
3
WSH
6
FINAL
TOR
2
DET
5
FINAL
DAL
4
EDM
0
FINAL
MIN
1
STL
4
FINAL
WPG
0
BOS
5
FINAL
SJS
1
PHX
2
FINAL
NYR
1
LAK
4
MIN
STL

19 SOG
26 SOG

Blues dominate third period in win over Wild

The Blues got all their goals in the third period to beat the Wild at Scottrade Center in the preseason finale for both teams.

T.J. Oshie and Patrik Berglund scored 52 seconds apart to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead. David Backes and Chris Stewart chipped in with insurance goals. Alex Pietrangelo had two assists.

"This really from start to end was more our game," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "We looked organized on the ice, we had good spacing. We played a very strong game."

Jared Spurgeon's goal midway through the first period was the only one of the Wild's 19 shots to beat Jaroslav Halak.

Both teams open at home on Thursday: St. Louis hosts the Nashville Predators, while the Los Angeles Kings visit the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

1st2nd3rdT
MIN
STL
Scoring Summary
1st Period
10:01MIN PPG - Jared Spurgeon (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Zach Parise (1), Mikko Koivu (1) 1 - 0 MIN
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
06:20STL T.J. Oshie (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Alexander Steen (1) 1 - 1 Tie
07:12STL Patrik Berglund (1) Tip-in - ASST: Alex Pietrangelo (1), Jaden Schwartz (1) 2 - 1 STL
11:20STL David Backes (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jay Bouwmeester (1), Alex Pietrangelo (2) 3 - 1 STL
14:04STL PPG - Chris Stewart (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Derek Roy (1), Jordan Leopold (1) 4 - 1 STL
Three Stars of the Game
Alex Pietrangelo
1st
G: 0Shots: 3
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 25:36
T.J. Oshie
2nd
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 16:18
Maxim Lapierre
3rd
G: 0Shots: 0
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 11:18
Penalty Summary
1st Period
06:03MIN Marco Scandella  Tripping  - 2 min against  Derek Roy
08:13STL Magnus Paajarvi  Holding  - 2 min against  Marco Scandella
16:34MIN Mikko Koivu  Interference  - 2 min against  Vladimir Tarasenko
2nd Period
05:14MIN Torrey Mitchell  Hooking  - 2 min against  Derek Roy
11:28STL Chris Stewart  Roughing  - 2 min against  Matt Cooke
11:28STL Chris Stewart  Roughing  - 2 min against  Matt Cooke
17:01STL David Backes  Roughing  - 2 min against  Jason Pominville
3rd Period
13:06MIN Justin Fontaine  Holding  - 2 min against  Jaden Schwartz
17:48MIN Matt Cooke  Roughing  - 2 min against  Roman Polak
17:48STL Roman Polak  Roughing  - 2 min against  Matt Cooke
19:30STL Jaden Schwartz  Tripping  - 2 min against  Charlie Coyle
shots by period
PeriodMINSTL
1st77
2nd58
3rd711
Total1926
Team Stats
CategoryMINSTL
Power Plays1/51/4
Hits1118
Faceoff Wins3526
Giveaways12
Takeaways411
Blocked Shots148
Penalty Minutes1012
  • MINNESOTA
  • ST LOUIS
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
3C. CoyleC0002015:18
4C. StonerD0001016:37
6M. ScandellaD00-13217:15
9M. KoivuC01-30217:21
11Z. PariseL01-32018:05
15D. HeatleyL0002016:32
16J. ZuckerL0000010:59
17T. MitchellC0001212:50
21K. BrodziakC0000013:02
22N. NiederreiterR0000011:53
24M. CookeL0000214:50
25J. BrodinD00-23024:18
29J. PominvilleR00-31018:08
39N. ProsserD00-10019:10
46J. SpurgeonD10-14019:43
52J. FontaineR0000211:21
55M. DumbaD00-10018:31
64M. GranlundC0000015:09
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
31J. Gustafsson711.63620:00
37J. Harding15151.00040:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
5B. JackmanD0011020:01
9J. SchwartzL0111216:37
10B. MorrowL0000013:29
12D. RoyC0100016:31
19J. BouwmeesterD0114019:33
20A. SteenL0122017:21
21P. BerglundC1011016:23
22K. ShattenkirkD0002020:38
25C. StewartR1002414:18
27A. PietrangeloD0223025:36
33J. LeopoldD0112015:51
40M. LapierreC0000011:18
42D. BackesC1022217:36
46R. PolakD0010217:06
56M. PaajarviL000128:50
74T. OshieR1024016:18
79A. CracknellR000008:40
91V. TarasenkoR0011013:36
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
1B. Elliott00.0000:00
41J. Halak1819.94760:00