ST. LOUIS – The Blues scored the first goal of Game Six of their playoff series with the Minnesota Wild and rolled to a 5-1 series-clinching win on Thursday night at Enterprise Center. Nick Leddy scored in the first period to give the Blues the 1-0 lead. In the second period, as the Blues have done all season, they owned that 20 minutes scoring three more goals to build a 4-0 lead. Ryan O’Reilly scored on the power play to make it 2-0 Blues. Tyler Bozak knocked in a rebound to give the Note a 3-0 cushion. Vladimir Tarasenko added another power-play goal late in the period to make it 4-0 St. Louis.
Jordan Binnington stopped 25 of 26 Wild shots to get his third straight win in this series. Colton Parayko celebrating his 29th birthday today finished the scoring with an empty-net goal. After trailing two games to one in this opening-round playoff series, the Blues won three straight games to win the best of seven series 4 games to 2.
Next up for the Blues in the second round of the NHL Playoffs are the Colorado Avalanche. The series will begin early next week in Denver, Colorado.