Wild blow past Blues to capture crucial Game 3

Wild blow past Blues to capture crucial Game 3

ST. LOUIS — Kirill Kaprizov had a aim and an help, Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 pictures, and the Minnesota Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 5-1 on Friday night time to take a 2-1 lead of their Western Convention playoff collection.

Joel Erickson Ek had a aim and an help, and Jordan Greenway, Mats Zuccarello and Jonas Brodin additionally scored because the Wild improved to 8-8 all-time in Sport 3s.

Fleury, taking part in in a sixteenth consecutive Stanley Cup playoffs, earned his 92nd profession playoff win.

Ryan O’Reilly scored an influence play aim and Ville Husso made 28 saves for the Blues.

St. Louis misplaced Torey Krug to a decrease physique damage early within the first interval. Krug is the third Blues defensemen to get damage within the collection.

Sport 4 of the best-of-seven collection is Sunday afternoon in St. Louis earlier than shifting again to St. Paul, Minnesota, for Sport 5.

Marc Andre-Fleury stops Brandon Saad’s shot for one in all his 29 saves within the Wild’s 5-1 win over the Blues.USA TODAY Sports activities

The Wild wasted no time quieting the group by making the most of the Blues’ aggressiveness for 2 early objectives.

St. Louis defenseman Colton Parayko was caught chipping within the offensive zone making a 2-on-1 break leading to Greenway’s aim 39 seconds in.

Kirill Kaprizov (proper) celebrates with teammates after scoring a aim within the Wild’s 5-1 Sport 3 win. NHLI through Getty Photographs

Lower than two minutes later, Ryan Hartman sprung Kaprizov on a breakaway. Husso made the preliminary save, steering the rebound to the nook, however Kaprizov banked the rebound off Husso’s skate from behind the web to provide the Wild a 2-0 lead.

Zucarello’s sixteenth profession playoff aim gave the Wild a 3-0 lead within the second interval and Erickson Ek scored his third aim of the collection 22 seconds into the third interval. Marcus Foligno picked up his second help of the sport on Erickson Ek’s tally.

The Blues bought some momentum going after O’Reilly’s aim at 2:17 of the third, however Fleury made a number of powerful saves to maintain the rally from gaining extra traction.

Brodin’s aim with 7:29 left prompted a good portion of the sellout crowd to move for the exits.

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