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Blues 5, Wild 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

Associated Press

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Blues 5, Wild 1
St. Louis Blues 5, Minnesota Wild 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - David Perron had a goal and an assist and Ben Bishop made 23 saves to help the St. Louis Blues beat Minnesota 5-1 on Wednesday night in a preseason game that ended the Wild's franchise-long home sellout streak at 409 games. The crowd was announced at 16,219.

"I'd start with the economy. That's probably the biggest factor," Wild CEO Matt Majka said. "After that we just have to get better as an organization, on the ice and off the ice."

Alex Steen, Jay McClement, Philip McRae and Graham Mike also scored for the Blues (1-1).

Martin Havlat scored 42 seconds into the game for the Wild in their exhibition opener.

"It took us a little bit to get our legs under us," Bishop said. "After their first goal, we responded really well. The guys played a great game. We really took it to them for the last 50 minutes."

The teams will meet again Friday night in St. Louis.

scoring summary
1st Period
00:42
MIN
Marty Havlat (1) Snap shot - ASST: Mikko Koivu (1)
1 - 0 MIN
09:45
STL
PPG - Philip McRae (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Brad Boyes (1), Adam Cracknell (1)
1 - 1 Tie
10:57
STL
Graham Mink (1) Snap shot - ASST: David Backes (1)
2 - 1 STL
16:12
STL
PPG - Alexander Steen (1) Wrist shot - ASST: David Backes (2), David Perron (1)
3 - 1 STL
2nd Period
07:24
STL
PPG - David Perron (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tyson Strachan (1), Eric Brewer (1)
4 - 1 STL
12:18
STL
Jay McClement (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Porter (1), Nikita Nikitin (1)
5 - 1 STL
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
01:30
STL
Eric Brewer  Hooking  - 2 min against  Mikko Koivu
08:28
MIN
Brad Staubitz  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Tyler Shattock
12:22
STL
Cam Janssen  Charging  - 2 min against  Cal Clutterbuck
15:30
MIN
Robbie Earl  Slashing  - 2 min against  David Shields
17:55
STL
Cam Janssen  Holding  - 2 min against  Brent Burns
19:56
MIN
Guillaume Latendresse  Roughing  - 2 min against  Roman Polak
2nd Period
07:13
MIN
Antti Miettinen  Slashing  - 2 min against  Ian Cole
13:26
STL
Cam Janssen  Fighting  - 5 min against  Brad Staubitz
13:26
MIN
Brad Staubitz  Fighting  - 5 min against  Cam Janssen
19:19
MIN
Brad Staubitz  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min
19:19
MIN
Brad Staubitz  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Alexander Steen
3rd Period
02:24
MIN
Justin Falk  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Chris Porter
15:33
STL
Stefan Della Rovere  Tripping  - 2 min against  Justin Falk
goalie stats
Ben Bishop
SA: 24TOI: 59:37
GA: 1SV%: .958
Niklas Backstrom
SA: 18TOI: 39:53
GA: 5SV%: .722
Anton Khudobin
SA: 10TOI: 20:00
GA: 0SV%: 1.000