|Prospects Tournament: Wild 3, Blues 4, SO
By Chris Pinkert | St. Louis Blues Online
The Blues never trailed, but they came close to losing Wednesday's game.
With a 3-0 deficit early in the third period, the Minnesota Wild rallied to score three times, including once with just 3 seconds left, to force overtime with the Blues prospects.
The Blues prevailed, thanks to shootout goals from Philip McRae and Aaron Palushaj, but the win didn't come without a price.
Thanks to Minnesota's rally, the Wild earned a point in Wednesday's contest, which kept the Blues from a spot in the tournament's championship game. Instead, the Blues will meet the New York Rangers in a battle for third place on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Anthony Nigro scored twice for the Note, while Palushaj added three assists and a shootout goal.
Through 3 games, Palushaj leads all Traverse City prospects in scoring (3 goals, 4 assists).
Jake Allen made 31 saves and stopped all three Wild skaters in the shootout, helping the Blues preserve a win.
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St. Louis Blues - Philip McRae (powerplay) (Aaron Palushaj, Anthony Nigro) 7:08
St. Louis Blues - Anthony Nigro (Aaron Palushaj, Philip McRae) 12:22
St. Louis Blues - Anthony Nigro (powerplay) (Aaron Palushaj, Alex Pietrangelo) 0:10
Minnesota Wild - Carson McMillan (Brandon Buck) 0:52
Minnesota Wild - Matt MacKay (Maxime Ouimet, Christopher Foucault) 14:06
Minnesota Wild - Zack Torquato (extra attacker) (Giffen Nyren, Marco Scandella) 19:57
St. Louis Blues - Philip McRae
St. Louis Blues - Aaron Palushaj
Minnesota Wild - Bryce Swan - (Boarding), 2 min, 3:21
Minnesota Wild - Michael Kirkpatrick - (Tripping), 2 min, 6:22
Minnesota Wild - Tyler Schmidt - (Elbowing), 2 min, 7:42
Minnesota Wild - Tyler Schmidt - (Fighting Major), 5 min, 7:42
St. Louis Blues - Chris Morehouse - (Fighting Major), 5 min, 7:42
St. Louis Blues - Adam Perry - (Hooking), 2 min, 18:30
Minnesota Wild - Justin Falk - (Fighting Major), 5 min, 2:01
St. Louis Blues - James Livingston - (Fighting Major), 5 min, 2:01
St. Louis Blues - James Livingston - (Delay of Game), 2 min, 2:01
St. Louis Blues - Chris Morehouse - (Tripping), 2 min, 3:41
St. Louis Blues - Philip McRae - (High Sticking), 2 min, 4:46
Minnesota Wild - Justin Falk - (Interference), 2 min, 5:37
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Winning Goaltender - St. Louis Blues - Jake Allen (34 shots, 31 saves)
Losing Goaltender - Minnesota Wild - Matthew Hackett (21 shots, 18 saves)
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