Lehtera, Elliott lead Blues past Wild 4-1
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Jori Lehtera had a goal and an assist, and Brian Elliott made 38 saves as the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Saturday night.
Vladimir Tarasenko, Paul Statny and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Blues, who got their first regulation win in four tries against the Wild and improved to 8-3-1 in their last 12 at home.
Matt Dumba scored late in the second for the Wild, who lost their 10th game in their last 11.
Elliott improved to 7-3-2 since taking over for the injured Jake Allen (lower body), including making 23 saves in the second period.
Minnesota’s 24 shots in the second period set a franchise road record for any period and was St. Louis’ season high for shots given up in a period.