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game recap

Blues dominate third period in win over Wild

Saturday, 09.28.2013 / 12:41 AM
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

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.

scoring summary
1st Period
10:01
MIN
PPG - Jared Spurgeon (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Zach Parise (1), Mikko Koivu (1)
1 - 0 MIN
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
06:20
STL
T.J. Oshie (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Alexander Steen (1)
1 - 1 Tie
07:12
STL
Patrik Berglund (1) Tip-in - ASST: Alex Pietrangelo (1), Jaden Schwartz (1)
2 - 1 STL
11:20
STL
David Backes (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jay Bouwmeester (1), Alex Pietrangelo (2)
3 - 1 STL
14:04
STL
PPG - Chris Stewart (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Derek Roy (1), Jordan Leopold (1)
4 - 1 STL
penalty summary
1st Period
06:03
MIN
Marco Scandella  Tripping  - 2 min against  Derek Roy
08:13
STL
Magnus Paajarvi  Holding  - 2 min against  Marco Scandella
16:34
MIN
Mikko Koivu  Interference  - 2 min against  Vladimir Tarasenko
2nd Period
05:14
MIN
Torrey Mitchell  Hooking  - 2 min against  Derek Roy
11:28
STL
Chris Stewart  Roughing  - 2 min against  Matt Cooke
11:28
STL
Chris Stewart  Roughing  - 2 min against  Matt Cooke
17:01
STL
David Backes  Roughing  - 2 min against  Jason Pominville
3rd Period
13:06
MIN
Justin Fontaine  Holding  - 2 min against  Jaden Schwartz
17:48
MIN
Matt Cooke  Roughing  - 2 min against  Roman Polak
17:48
STL
Roman Polak  Roughing  - 2 min against  Matt Cooke
19:30
STL
Jaden Schwartz  Tripping  - 2 min against  Charlie Coyle
goalie stats
Johan Gustafsson
SA: 11TOI: 20:00
GA: 4SV%: .636
Josh Harding
SA: 15TOI: 40:00
GA: 0SV%: 1.000
Jaroslav Halak
SA: 19TOI: 60:00
GA: 1SV%: .947