|STL||3||2||0||(0 - 0)||5|
|MIN||1||0||0||(0 - 0)||1|
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - David Perron had a goal and an assist and Ben Bishop made 23 saves to help the St. Louis Blues beat Minnesota 5-1 on Wednesday night.
The preseason game ended the Wild's franchise-long home sellout streak at 409 games.
The crowd was announced at 16,219.
The Blues got goals from five different players. In addition to Perron, Alex Steen, Jay McClement, Philip McRae and Graham Mink chipped in goals for the Blues.
Martin Havlat scored 42 seconds into the game for the Wild in their exhibition opener.
Blues goaltender Ben Bishop gave up a goal on the first shot he faced, but stopped the next 23 Minnesota shots.
The teams will meet again Friday night in St. Louis.
|Marty Havlat (1) Snap shot - ASST: Mikko Koivu (1)|
1 - 0 MIN
|PPG - Philip McRae (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Brad Boyes (1), Adam Cracknell (1)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Graham Mink (1) Snap shot - ASST: David Backes (1)|
2 - 1 STL
|PPG - Alexander Steen (1) Wrist shot - ASST: David Backes (2), David Perron (1)|
3 - 1 STL
|PPG - David Perron (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tyson Strachan (1), Eric Brewer (1)|
4 - 1 STL
|Jay McClement (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Porter (1), Nikita Nikitin (1)|
5 - 1 STL
|Eric Brewer Hooking - 2 min against Mikko Koivu|
|Brad Staubitz Cross checking - 2 min against Tyler Shattock|
|Cam Janssen Charging - 2 min against Cal Clutterbuck|
|Robbie Earl Slashing - 2 min against David Shields|
|Cam Janssen Holding - 2 min against Brent Burns|
|Guillaume Latendresse Roughing - 2 min against Roman Polak|
|Antti Miettinen Slashing - 2 min against Ian Cole|
|Brad Staubitz Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Cam Janssen|
|Cam Janssen Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Brad Staubitz|
|Brad Staubitz Cross checking - 2 min against Alexander Steen|
|Brad Staubitz Unsportsmanlike conduct - 2 min|
|Justin Falk Hi-sticking - 2 min against Chris Porter|
|Stefan Della Rovere Tripping - 2 min against Justin Falk|
|SA: 24||TOI: 59:37|
|GA: 1||SV%: .958|
|SA: 18||TOI: 39:53|
|GA: 5||SV%: .722|
|SA: 10||TOI: 20:00|
|GA: 0||SV%: 1.000|