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Brayden Schenn scores in OT as Blues beat Wild to clinch playoff berth


ST. LOUIS — Brayden Schenn scored 56 seconds into overtime and the St. Louis Blues finished a playoff berth, beating the Minnesota Wild 6-5 on Saturday for their season-high eighth straight victory.

Vladimir Tarasenko, Ivan Barbashev, David Perron, Brandon Saad and Pavel Buchnevich scored in regular time and Ville Husso made 31 saves.

Schenn ended it after Minnesota rallied with a four-goal third period. The Blues swept the season series against Minnesota, their likely first-round opponent, and hit the 100-point mark for the ninth time.

Ryan Hartman scored twice for Minnesota and Frederick Gaudreau, Marcus Foligno and Kirill Kaprizov added a goal. Cam Talbot made 24 saves, bringing his career-high streak to 12 games.

Hartman took a shot off the stick from Blues defenseman Marco Scandella for his second of the game early in the third period, and Gaudreau scored at 4:41 to make it one.

Buchnevich scored at 9:15 to extend his career-high nine-game scoring streak with six goals and 10 assists.

Minnesota tied the game with two goals 58 seconds apart. Foligno scored a power-play goal and Kaprizov scored on a one-timer with 5:02 remaining. Kaprizov has 43 goals, the most in a season in franchise history.

St. Louis has scored four or more goals in 11 straight games, a franchise high.

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Minnesota fans, after the league fined Hartman $4,250 following an altercation Wednesday night with Edmonton’s Evander Kane, flooded Hartman’s Venmo account with more than $20,000 to pay the fine. Hartman announced on Friday that he was paying the fine himself and would also add the amount of the fine to the amount collected, a total of just under $25,000, and donate it to the hospital. for children of Minnesota.

NEXT

Wild: Host of San Jose on Sunday night.

Blues: In Nashville on Sunday night.


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