The game tied in the second period only to favor the St. Louis Blues. The team was assisted by Vladimir Tarasenko, who scored three goals in the third period to break the tie and earn the victory by a margin of 3 goals.
The final score was 5-3 in favor of the St. Louis Blues.
For sure, Kirill Kaprizov from the Minnesota Wild put up a star performance. It later got upstaged by two from St. Louis Blues, and Ryan O’Reilly and Brandan Saad scored to take the limelight away from the star performer of the competition.
Brandan Saad put in a goal in the late portion of the second period while Ryan O’Reilly took the reward home for the fourth time in the series. Kirill Kaprizov is still ahead with seven goals in the playoffs and three in the power play.
Ville Husso was benched, putting a lot of eyes on Jordan Binnington for better saves. He put up a show by stopping 30 goals from entering the net. Marc-Andre Fleury, a goalie from Minnesota Wild, watched as Jordan Binnington performed a little better than him.
After he was fed the puck, Vladimir Tarasenko started gaining an inch over the competition, with 63 seconds elapsed in the second intermission. Vladimir Tarasenko brought the margin up to 2 goals immediately after 1:28, followed by the third one in the last 1:33.
There was no sign of his return from consecutive injury-wrecked seasons as he displayed a normal best of himself.
Defensemen Torey Krug and Marco Scandella from St. Louis Blues were benched due to lower-body injuries, allowing Robert Bortuzzo and Nick Leddy.
Jordan Bennington had his nervousness when Kaprivoz scored his first goal; however, the night went on his side as he geared up for a save during the remaining time of the match. Kaprivoz kept his side alive for the next couple of minutes before St. Louis Blues tied the game to score the margin in the third period.
The Minnesota Wild had the lead when Kaprizov took another shot passed by Kevin Fiala inside the net, and it went through the right shoulder of the Blues goalie.
The advantage was maintained had the Blues not picked themselves up for the victory. O’Reilly saw the empty net amid the tense situation and went for the shot, creating an imbalance in power. There was a little spur of variance as well in the basketball betting industry due to this.
The game was tied, but spirits ran high with hopes still alive for Blues as if that was all they needed.
Game 6 is the immediate next for the series, which would return to St. Louis. This Saturday, the Blues winning the Game 7 will bring the series back to Minnesota. Meanwhile, the Colorado Avalanche awaits the Nashville Predators in the second round.