The St.Louis Blues executed their will over Minnesota, shutting down the Wild 5 to 1. This marked the Blues’ 50th win of the season, one win away from tying the Blues franchise record for most wins in a season.
T.J. Oshie was the first Blue to put up points on the scoreboard and he would end the night with a hat trick. His second goal of the night would come at the end of the first period, when he picked off the puck in the neutral zone and scored between the goalie’s legs for a short handed goal.
Jaden Schwartz’s power play goal in the second period gave the Blues a 3 to 0 lead. By this point, the Blues had completely taken over the game. Every player was grinding in the corners, and racing to be the first player to the puck. The Blues never took their foot off the gas pedal, as they accelerate into the playoffs.
Oshie’s third goal of the game came when he deflected Jay Bouwmeester’s shot from the point past Wild Goaltender, Darcy Keumper. This was Oshie’s first career hat trick and the Blues took a 4 to 0 lead.
Brendan Marrow would get the final Blues goal of the night on the power play to give them a 5 to 0 lead. Zach Parise was the only Wild player who could get the puck past Ryan Miller, for Minnesota’s lone goal. Ryan Miller stopped 27 of 28 shots to help the Blues destroy the Wild 5 to 1.
The Blues have nine games left to play in the regular season and already have their eyes set on Lord Stanley’s Cup.