Kaprizov gets hat trick as Wild thump Blues 6-2, even series
Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and an assist for the Blues, who host Game 3 in St. Louis on Friday night. In between Kaprizov’s scores, Eriksson Ek thought he had a hat trick himself. Eriksson Ek broke Husso's scoreless streak at 69:33 when he scored on Minnesota's first on-target shot. After Justin Faulk was called for high-sticking, Husso left a juicy rebound of Jonas Brodin's slap shot out front that Gaudreau knocked in. Then, just 51 seconds into the second period, Eriksson Ek gave the Wild a 4-0 lead.wftv.com
Panthers find ways to rally again, top Blues 4-3 in shootout
The Florida Panthers were undeterred — again. Sam Reinhart and Anton Lundell scored in a shootout, and the Panthers continued their string of comebacks by rallying to beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Saturday. Ville Husso made a career-best 48 saves for the Blues, who got goals from Brandon Saad, Logan Brown and Jake Walman. O'Reilly had two assists for St. Louis. UP NEXTThe teams play again in St. Louis on Tuesday.wftv.com
MacKinnon records hat trick, Avs beat Blues 6-3 in Game 2
Nathan MacKinnon finished his first career playoff hat trick with an empty-net goal to help the Colorado Avalanche pull away late for a 6-3 win over St. Louis in Game 2 after the Blues avoided a pregame virus scare that nearly sidelined several players.