Blues complete upset, eliminate Wild in Game 5 with OT winner
The Minnesota Wild have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs … and on Earth Day, no less.
The St. Louis Blues officially plunged the dagger into the State of Hockey with an overtime victory in Game 5 on Saturday. Blues forward Magnus Paajarvi scored his first career playoff goal to wrap up the series for St. Louis and send Minnesota packing.
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It’s another surprising upset to come from the Western bracket, as the Wild finished the regular season with the conference’s second-best record. Minnesota becomes the third top-five team in the league standings to be eliminated in the first round this year, following the Blackhawks (swept by the Predators) and the Blue Jackets (lost 4-1 to Pittsburgh).
The Blues will face Nashville in the second round.