The St. Louis Blues entered the NHL playoffs as favorites to win the Stanley Cup as they finished second in the Western Conference, but they lost, 4-1, in Game 6 and have been eliminated by the Minnesota Wild.
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The Blues tied for the most points in the Western Conference with 109 at the end of the regular season, but they lost the tiebreaker to the Anaheim Ducks.
The Wild came into Game 6 with guns blazing as left wing Zach Parise scored the first goal of the game. Parise had served as the United States hockey captain in the 2014 Olympics.
In the second period, the Wild took a 2-0 lead before the Blues yanked goalie Jake Allen from the game. Allen had allowed two goals on only 13 shot attempts.
The Blues replaced him with Brian Elliott, and they climbed back into it with a goal from right wing T.J. Oshie. Oshie scored this goal with only four seconds left in the period.
The Wild were not scared though as they immediately responded with another goal from Parise, who scored only a minute into the third period.
Wild right wing Nino Niederreiter shut the door on the Blues with a goal when there were two minutes left in the game.
Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk followed up his outstanding Game 5 performance with 30 saves for a 96.8 save percentage.
Dubnyk finished the series with a 91.2 save percentage, which was weighed down by him allowing six goals in Game 4.
The Wild will next face the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Semifinals.