Shattenkirk's SO goal lifts Blues over Wild

Shattenkirk's SO goal lifts Blues over Wild

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St. Louis Blues' T.J. Oshie, left, congratulates by teammate Alex Pietrangelo on his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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Posted on January 14, 2012 at 11:21 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kevin Shattenkirk scored the only goal in the shootout, and St. Louis' Jaroslav Halak made three saves in the tiebreaker as the Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday night.

St. Louis improved to an NHL-best 18-3-3 at home. The Blues, who have won five of six, are 10-0-2 in their last 12 home games. They had been 0-5 in shootouts this season and had scored on just 1-of-17 attempts.

David Perron and Alex Pietrangelo scored for St. Louis in a span of 2:35 in the second period to erase the Blues' 1-0 deficit.

David McIntyre and Jared Spurgeon had goals for the Wild, who fell to 0-7-2 in their last nine road outings.

The Blues moved into a tie with Chicago for first place in the Central Division with 58 points - one fewer than Vancouver in the Western Conference race.

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