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Wild Fall To Blues In Preseason Opener

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 12:39 AM

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Wild Fall To Blues In Preseason Opener
St. Louis Blues 5, Minnesota Wild 1

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The Minnesota Wild fell in a preseason opening contest with the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night, 5-1. Martin Havlat opened the scoring with a goal 42 seconds after the opening puck drop. He buried a centering feed from Mikko Koivu.
The Blues answered with three first period goals, and two more in the second. Five different Blues scored goals, and all came against Niklas Backstrom.
  • Anton Khudobin played the third period for the Wild, and stopped all 10 shots faced.
  • The Wild is expected to make its first roster cutdown on Thursday morning. It looks as though nine players will be sent to Houston or their respective junior teams.
  • Brad Staubitz was assessed 11 penalty minutes in his first game in a Wild sweater. He also had his first fight, squaring off with Cam Janssen in the third period.
  • With a crowd of 16,219, the Wild had its consecutive sellout streak snapped at 409. It was the first non-sellout at any Wild game in franchise history including preseason, regular season and postseason.



scoring summary
1st Period
00:42
MIN
Marty Havlat (1) Snap shot - ASST: Mikko Koivu (1)
1 - 0 MIN
09:45
STL
PPG - Philip McRae (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Brad Boyes (1), Adam Cracknell (1)
1 - 1 Tie
10:57
STL
Graham Mink (1) Snap shot - ASST: David Backes (1)
2 - 1 STL
16:12
STL
PPG - Alexander Steen (1) Wrist shot - ASST: David Backes (2), David Perron (1)
3 - 1 STL
2nd Period
07:24
STL
PPG - David Perron (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tyson Strachan (1), Eric Brewer (1)
4 - 1 STL
12:18
STL
Jay McClement (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Porter (1), Nikita Nikitin (1)
5 - 1 STL
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
01:30
STL
Eric Brewer  Hooking  - 2 min against  Mikko Koivu
08:28
MIN
Brad Staubitz  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Tyler Shattock
12:22
STL
Cam Janssen  Charging  - 2 min against  Cal Clutterbuck
15:30
MIN
Robbie Earl  Slashing  - 2 min against  David Shields
17:55
STL
Cam Janssen  Holding  - 2 min against  Brent Burns
19:56
MIN
Guillaume Latendresse  Roughing  - 2 min against  Roman Polak
2nd Period
07:13
MIN
Antti Miettinen  Slashing  - 2 min against  Ian Cole
13:26
MIN
Brad Staubitz  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Cam Janssen
13:26
STL
Cam Janssen  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Brad Staubitz
19:19
MIN
Brad Staubitz  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Alexander Steen
19:19
MIN
Brad Staubitz  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min
3rd Period
02:24
MIN
Justin Falk  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Chris Porter
15:33
STL
Stefan Della Rovere  Tripping  - 2 min against  Justin Falk
goalie stats
Ben Bishop
Ben Bishop
SA: 24TOI: 59:37
GA: 1SV%: .958
Niklas Backstrom
SA: 18TOI: 39:53
GA: 5SV%: .722
Anton Khudobin
SA: 10TOI: 20:00
GA: 0SV%: 1.000
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