St. Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) – Devan Dubnyk stopped 30 shots and the
Minnesota Wild advanced with a 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of
this Western Conference quarterfinal matchup.
The Wild won a playoff series for the second season in a row and
will next face the Chicago Blackhawks in a rematch of one of last year’s
semifinal matchups, which Chicago won in six games.
Zach Parise scored twice, while Justin Fontaine and Nino Niederreiter also lit
the lamp in the victory for Minnesota, which finished just two points behind
Chicago in the Central Division.
T.J. Oshie had the only goal of the game for the Blues, who failed to
make it out of the first round for a third straight postseason.
Jake Allen got the start in net, but was yanked in the second period after
allowing two goals on 13 shots. Brian Elliott turned aside 6-of-7 shots in