Alexander Steen and T.J. Oshie scored shootout goals to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 win against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Sunday. The win was the Blues’ fifth in a row and moved them to the top of the NHL standings at 94 points, one ahead of the Anaheim Ducks. Oshie, Team USA’s shootout hero, improved to 8-for-11 in the shootout this season.
The Blues took a 2-0 lead in the first period when Oshie scored on the power play at 3:37 for a 1-0 lead, putting in a rebound off a shot from Alex Steen shot for his 16th goal. Five minutes later, a turnover behind the Wild net came into the slot where Blues defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo beat Bryzgalov for his first goal this season at 8:30. This was the Wild debut of goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, who was acquired from the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. Brian Elliott won for the Blues.
Watch Oshie’s goal on the game’s first shot of the game…courtesy NHL.com