Blues top Wild in SO

St. Paul, MN ( – Vladimir Tarasenko scored in the final
round of the shootout to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 victory over the
Minnesota Wild on Saturday.

After Jame Allen stopped a Jason Pominville wrister, Tarasenko skated in and
snapped a wrister into the left corner of the net for the win.

Tarasenko also scored in regulation as did David Backes for the Blues, who
have won four of their last five. Jake Allen posted 36 stops in the win.

Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise scored goals for the Wild, who have lost three of
their last five. Niklas Backstrom stopped 24 shots in the defeat.