The Blues' streak of three consecutive shutouts is their longest such streak since they had four in a row from March 19th-March 26th in 2016. Binnington made 31 saves at the Xcel Energy Center, as he recorded his eighth consecutive victory. That moves him past Brent Johnson for the longest such winning streak by a goalie in Blues history. Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists to extend his point streak to 12 straight games, as St. Louis remained in third place of the Central Division with 31 victories and 67 points. They are now four points ahead of the Dallas Stars, who were idle on Sunday.
The Wild lost for the eighth time in the past nine games, as they fell seven points behind the Blues, who are in the spot that they once held this season. They are 1-5-3 in this tough nine-game stretch, but still lead the Vancouver Canucks by one point for the second and final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. Alex Stalock made 26 saves in the loss at home.
The Blues will put their winning streak on the line when they return home on Tuesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Wild will look to get back on track that same night on their home ice against the lowly Anaheim Ducks.