Oshie’s Hat Trick Lifts Blues Over Wild 5-1
St. Louis has won three in a row overall and nine straight against the Wild. The Blues lead the NHL with 107 points.
Minnesota has lost six of eight.
Jaden Schwartz and Brenden Morrow also scored for St. Louis, which has points in its last 10 home games. Miller improved to 9-2-1 since being acquired from Buffalo on Feb. 28.
Oshie, who has a career-high 21 goals, scored twice in the first period — including a short-handed goal with 26 seconds left that made it 2-0.
He converted from the slot at 4:43 and then beat Kuemper on a breakaway for the Blues’ fifth short-handed goal of the season.
Oshie tipped in a shot from Jay Bouwmeester at 7:18 of the third period to complete the hat trick.
The Blues posted a hat trick for the second straight game as Oshie matched David Backes’ three-goal feat in St. Louis’ 5-3 win at Toronto on Tuesday.
Schwartz netted his 23rd goal of the season on a power play midway through the second period.
St. Louis has killed 23 straight power plays against Minnesota over six games.
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