Thursday, April 13, 2017

Watch: Joel Edmundson Scores Game 1 OT Winner for Blues

Joel Edmundson swept in and fired a loose puck past Devan Dubnyk to give the St. Louis Blues a 1-0 series lead over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night at Xcel Energy Center. The goal was Edmundson's second playoff goal of his career.

The story of the night? The Blues were outshot 52 to 26 by the Wild, but Jake Allen stood on his head for much of the night to help propel the Blues to victory.

Allen's 51-save performance marks just the fourth time a Blues goalie has made 50 or more saves in a post-season game.

It's no secret that Allen has been hot. After Martin Brodeur was hired as the Blues' goalie coach on February 1st, Allen went 16-7-2 with a .938 save percentage to finish the regular season -- tops in the NHL in that timespan for all goalies that played in 20 or more games.

Now he's off to a brilliant start in the playoffs.

"They throw a lot of pucks at the net," said Allen, who surrendered the tying goal with :23 left in regulation before making eight saves in the overtime. "They throw everything. We're going to have to be prepared however many games this goes."