The road side of the St. Louis Blues’ home-and-home spin with the Minnesota Wild proved even less pleasant than their 5-4 shutout loss Friday night; they fell 3-1 to the Wild in St. Paul. Jaroslav Halak struggled again, allowing three goals on just 20 shots before being pulled in favor of Ty Conklin. The Blues scored their lone goal courtesy Patrik Berglund, whose 14th goal of the season was his second in as many games and his third in his last four.
The Wild got on the board with a goal late in the first period and then consolidated their lead with two early in the second.
For the Blues, who came into the series off a road win at the Florida Panthers, it was a rough reminder of their ever-increasing distance from playoff contention. They’ll return home for their next game, a Valentine’s Day showdown against the Vancouver Canucks, before going on the road to face the Buffalo Sabres on Friday.