With 2:27 left in regulation, Jaden Schwartz scored his first goal of the playoffs to win the game for St. Louis.
Parise made up for robbing his team of a goal when he inadvertently poked the puck out of the net after it slipped behind Blues goalie Jake Allen, who had stopped all 43 Wild shots prior to Parise’s goal.
Shot attempts in Game 1 between Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues.
Yeo, as he takes his team back to St. Louis for two games on home ice, has a singular perspective about his situation and his opponent.
The two teams were scoreless through one, but that ended in the second period when Vladimir Sobotka scored off of a Daniel Steen pass to give the Blues a 1-0 lead.
Blues coach Mike Yeo said Saturday he did not anticipate making any lineup changes for Game 3. However, nothing would bounce their way the entire night, and the team needed a goal from Zach Parise with 22.7 seconds left just to send the game to overtime. Through two games, the Blues have yet to give up a goal five on five – and that is something the Wild need to figure out and fast.
Schwartz receives the puck from Alex Pietrangelo just outside the Wild’s blue line on the left wing. Minnesota emerged with a 9-5 lead in shots, but the Blues again limited the Wild’s access to the front of their net.
Game 2: Friday, April 14, St. Louis at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Yeo is the same coach who had to put up with finding out two of his top players, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, brought in former National Hockey League player and coach Adam Oates to serve as their personal power-play consultant. “You have to dig deep and find out what we’re made of here”.
RANGERS 2, CANADIENS 0: Tanner Glass scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves to help NY beat Montreal in Game 1 of their first-round Eastern Conference series.
“This series is long from over”, Chris Stewart said. There’s no question that cynicism is coursing through the entire State of Hockey right now, but there are some true characters in the dressing room that can still turn this thing around. “I don’t think we’re satisfied with the way we’re playing yet”.
Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko is without a doubt the most talented player on the ice in the Wild/Blues series. Teams that cut a best-of-seven series to 2-1 have won almost 25 percent of the time.
– The road Central Division teams are 4-0.
“It was three weeks for me that was real tough, but other than that I thought I had a really good year”, Allen said, adding: “I think we all should be proud, where we came from”. Make sure we don’t get running around too much looking for the big hit, looking for the big play. It went straight to Parise, who knocked it in for his second goal in as many games. If he continues his career playoff campaign today in net, I don’t see the Wild walking away with a win. Game Three will be at 2:00 PM on Easter Sunday at Scottrade Center. Jake Allen was forced to make save after save, and it didn’t seem like St. Louis was at all concerned about moving the puck up ice towards Devan Dubnyk’s crease.
“Yeah.it’s disappointing”, Dubnyk said”. Dubnyk said of the game-winning goal. “You know, we’ve created offense, and we’ve just got to keep doing that”.