Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Brian Elliot is riding another shutout
streak and is improving St. Louis' playoff chances in the process, as the
Blues earned a 2-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on
Each team entered the game with 46 points but have been going in different
directions the past two weeks.
St. Louis has rattled off a season-high six straight wins, the last three
coming on the road via Elliot shutouts. Elliot made 23 saves Thursday and has
not given up a goal in 189:31. Last season, he set a club record with a 241:33
Roman Polak's first goal in over two years proved to be the game-winner, and
Andy McDonald added an insurance tally in the third period.
Niklas Backstrom stopped 18-of-20 shots as Minnesota lost for the fifth time
in six games, scoring just six goals during the stretch.
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