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Oshie scores 3 goals for 1st NHL hat trick, NHL-leading Blues rout Wild 5-1

Thursday, 03.27.2014 / 10:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Oshie scores 3 goals for 1st NHL hat trick, NHL-leading Blues rout Wild 5-1

ST. LOUIS - T.J. Oshie scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick and Ryan Miller made 27 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 5-1 rout over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.

St. Louis has won three in a row overall and nine straight against the Wild. The Blues lead the NHL with 107 points.

Minnesota has lost six of eight.

Jaden Schwartz and Brenden Morrow also scored for St. Louis, which has points in its last 10 home games. Miller improved to 9-2-1 since being acquired from Buffalo on Feb. 28.

Zach Parise scored for the Wild, who had earned points in their previous three road games. Darcy Kuemper made 19 saves but fell to 12-8-4. He has won just twice in his last nine starts.

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