Game recap

Star Tribune’s Three stars

1. Vladimir Sobotka, Blues: Hard-hitting, hard-working forward scored the winning goal and won 10 of 11 faceoffs.

2. Jay Bouwmeester, Blues: Mobile blue-liner was a rock defensively and had an assist on Alex Steen’s first-period goal.

3. Jaroslav Halak, Blues: Made 22 saves for his 27th shutout, including a third period when St. Louis was outshot 12-1.

By the numbers

36 Faceoff losses on 55 tries for the Wild.

8-0-3 Blues in their past 11 games at home against the Wild.

9-2-1 The Wild’s record in November.

Michael Russo