Nino Niederreiter and Kyle Brodziak scored just 17 seconds apart late in the third period Saturday night, giving the Minnesota Wild a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.
Devan Dubnyk made 40 saves for the Wild (38-24-7), who had lost two of three following a stretch of five straight wins and eight of nine. They are even better on the road, having won seven in a row and are 11-1-2 in their past 14 games away from Minnesota.
The Blues (43-20-5) had won three straight. St. Louis had won 10 of its last 11 games against Minnesota, including five straight at Scottrade Center.
Niederreiter gave the Wild the lead at the 13:27 of the third period when he poked a loose puck past Blues goalie Brian Elliott for his 22nd of the season, assisted by Mikko Koivu and Jared Spurgeon.
Then Brodziak beat Elliott for his ninth of the year, following a turnover in the defensive zone by Vladimir Tarasenko to give the Wild a 3-1 lead.
The Blues thought they scored just 1:41 into the first period when Patrik Berglund deflected a shot by Jay Bouwmeester. It was ruled a goal after a review, but then reviewed again and determined it was not a goal because it hit the side of the net.
St. Louis did score first, 4:57 into the second period, when David Backes tipped in Alexander Steen's wrister from near the blue line that was also assisted by Paul Stastny.
The Wild appeared to tie the score just 13 seconds later on Zach Parise's 28th of the season, but officials also took away that goal upon review when it was determined that Parise had deflected the puck in with his skate.
Minnesota scored for real just 33 seconds later, tying the score at 1 when Thomas Vanek took a pass from Justin Fontaine in front and flipped it over the glove of Elliott for his 17th goal of the year and his 600th NHL point.
The Blues outshot the Wild 21-5 in the second period and 32-10 in the first two periods.
NOTES: D Zbynek Michalek made his St. Louis debut. He was acquired by the Blues at the trade deadline but was recovering from a concussion that sidelined him one month. . The announced attendance of 19,638 was the Blues' 17th sellout of the season.