facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

NHL: St. Louis 4, Minnesota 1

April 1, 2013 at 11:43 PM   |   Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 1 (UPI) -- Jaden Schwartz opened the scoring with an unassisted goal Monday and the St. Louis Blues helped their playoff chances with a 4-1 victory over Minnesota.

Schwartz also added an assist on a Kevin Shattenkirk tally during a dominating second period that carried the Blues to their first win in four games.

Andy McDonald supplied a goal and an assist and Barret Jackman also found the net for St. Louis, which leapfrogged the idle Columbus Blue Jackets into the eighth and final Western Conference post-season slot.

The Blues' victory came with a price, however, as goaltender Jaroslav Halak left the game with an undisclosed injury in the first period after making five saves.

Brian Elliott relieved and stopped 19-of-20 shots the rest of the way.

Dany Heatley scored and Niklas Backstrom turned aside 20-of-24 shots for Northwest Division co-leader Minnesota, which fell for the second time in three games.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Member of the Dallas Cowboys being investigated for sexual assault Member of the Dallas Cowboys being investigated for sexual assault
2
Despite rumors, ESPN's Jon Gruden not interested in Raiders head coaching gig Despite rumors, ESPN's Jon Gruden not interested in Raiders head coaching gig
3
Cung Le recieves 9-month ban from UFC for HGH use Cung Le recieves 9-month ban from UFC for HGH use
4
Former Patriot Rodney Harrison says Tom Brady looks 'scared to death' Former Patriot Rodney Harrison says Tom Brady looks 'scared to death'
5
All eyes on Bridgewater as Vikings get ready to invade Green Bay
Trending News
x
Feedback