Paajarvi's OT Goal Gives Blues 4-3 Win

Minnesota Wild's Martin Hanzal, of the Czech Republic, and St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz, right, chase the loose puck during the second period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 19, 2017, . "He's been a good player".

"We were just a step slow", Alexander Steen said.

Yeo has made some smooth moves beyond that this month, though, working Vladimir Sobotka into the lineup right before the playoffs upon his return from a three-year hiatus in Russian Federation and returning Paul Stastny to the first line on Saturday following a 14-game injury absence.

Next to visit was Minnesota general manager Chuck Fletcher, who on February 14, 2016, sat down across from Yeo in the coach's office after a listless home loss to Boston - Minnesota's eighth straight - and fired him after 4 1/2 seasons. He tipped his cap to his former employer.

"I was like up and down we're going to get this, we're not going to get this", Blues fan Jill Slais said.

For some unknown reason, the Wild took their foot off of the gas pedal and started taking a late-season swoon.

"I don't know if shocked is the right word". He now has three points in five playoff games in the postseason.

Well, winger Charlie Coyle is certainly talking about it, well aware that a win could change things in the best-of-seven series. "Obviously extremely, extremely disappointing, to play the way that we played, I felt like we deserved better. It's a game of results".

It's hard to imagine anything worse than being Halak'd, but this series against the Blues is arguably on a higher level than that and it's a shame it won't be viewed that way.

The Blues got a taste of what it's been like to be the Wild. Just to be safe, someone asked Paajarvi if it was his first playoff goal. "That was the focus, I think. It's the story of the series, really".

The Rangers will face the victor of the Ottawa-Boston series, which the Senators lead 3-2. Though alert and stable, he was sent to a hospital for observation. Not in a negative voice, like don't come home if you lose, but we don't want to see another game at Scottrade if it is not against Nashville.

Meanwhile, Dubnyk was masterful in his end, confidently challenging shooters, squaring up shots and smothering rebounds. Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, who stopped 23 shots, turned the puck over to Vladimir Sobotka, who set up Paajarvi. Haula said, evoking memories of playoffs past.

Until this year, they hadn't reached the playoffs since 2013; 2004 before that. "Those guys did a heck of a job for me".

Although the Wild outshot the Blues 182-134 through five games, Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said it didn't matter. If Allen had that every game, here's what the scores would look like (eliminating the empty net goal in Game 3, since the Wild wouldn't have been down). "It's going to be a long offseason for sure. It doesn't really change what we do". "We're not looking at it as home or away, we're just focused on how we're supposed to play". Koivu was named a finalist for the Selke Trophy. On Saturday morning, the Blues recalled rookie D Jordan Schmaltz from their AHL affiliate in Chicago.

That last-second hit on Parise capped a very physical game in which the Blues' fourth line - Kyle Brodziak centering Scottie Upshall and Ryan Reaves - tried its best to antagonize Wild players, as it has throughout the best-of-seven series. Replays showed Nino may have been pushed by a Blues defender but officials said the call on the ice stands.

Tanya and the couple's youngest son stayed in Woodbury after he was hired by St. Louis last summer as Hitchcock's assistant, allowing Kyler Yeo, a Hill-Murray senior, to play in the Minnesota State Boys Hockey Tournament last month. "You're down 3-0, all the tricks are out of the bag type thing".