Wild lose to Blues, will finish third in West Division


ST. LOUIS — Ville Husso made 31 saves for his first NHL shutout for the St. Louis Blues in a 4-0 win against the Minnesota Wild at Enterprise Center on Wednesday.

It was the first shutout by a Blues goalie this season and it came in Husso’s 15th NHL start.

David Perron had a goal and two assists, and Torey Krug had a goal and an assist for the Blues (26-20-9), who will finish fourth in the eight-team Honda West Division.

Cam Talbot made 23 saves for the Wild (35-15-5), who will finish third in the West.

Minnesota had its six-game point streak end (4-0-2).

Ivan Barbashev gave the Blues a 1-0 lead at 12:54 of the first period on a rebound of a Perron shot, and Jaden Schwartz made it 2-0 at 14:40 with a shot from the crease.

Krug’s first even-strength goal since Feb. 9, 2020 with the Boston Bruins (62 games) extended the lead to 3-0 at 9:56 of the second. 

Perron’s one-timer from the high slot off a pass from Krug during 4-on-4 play at 13:10 made it 4-0.

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