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Edmundson's OT winner sends Allen, Blues past Wild 2-1

  • St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen, left, stops a shot by Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise, right, during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen, left, stops a shot by Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise, right, during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen, right, has a shot by shot by Minnesota Wild's Erik Haula of Finland deflect off his leg pad during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen, right, has a shot by shot by Minnesota Wild's Erik Haula of Finland deflect off his leg pad during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, left, stops a shot by St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Sobotk, right, of the Czech Republic during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, left, stops a shot by St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Sobotk, right, of the Czech Republic during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)  (The Associated Press)

Joel Edmundson scored for St. Louis at 17:48 of overtime, Jake Allen made a career-high 51 saves and the Blues sneaked into Minnesota to steal Game 1 of their first-round series from the Wild with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday.

Blues star Vladimir Tarasenko was quiet for most of the night until he drove into a crowd and threaded a pass through the Wild defense to Edmundson, who knocked in the second postseason goal of his career.

Zach Parise tied the game with 22.7 seconds left in regulation for the Wild, whose dominance was thwarted by a stellar performance from Allen.

He made the most saves ever recorded against the Wild in their 16-season history.