Blues 2, Wild 1
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Jaden Schwartz scored late in the third period as St. Louis took a commanding lead in its opening-round playoff series.
With 2:27 left in a tight game, Schwartz zipped a rising shot through traffic into the upper right corner of the net. Joel Edmundson scored in the second period and Jake Allen made 23 saves for the Blues, who take a 2-0 lead in the series back to St. Louis.
For the second game in a row, the Wild got a goal from Zach Parise and no other offense. They were again frustrated by a determined Blues defensive corps, which has kept Minnesota’s forwards to the outside and limited chances in front of Allen.