NHL

Blues top Wild 3-1, grab 3-0 series lead

  • St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz, right, looks to pass as Minnesota Wild's Matt Dumba, left, watches during the second period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 16, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz, right, looks to pass as Minnesota Wild's Matt Dumba, left, watches during the second period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 16, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle (3) is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the second period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues Sunday, April 16, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle (3) is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the second period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues Sunday, April 16, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • A shot by St. Louis Blues' Colton Parayko sails over the head of Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk for a goal during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 16, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    A shot by St. Louis Blues' Colton Parayko sails over the head of Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk for a goal during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 16, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

Jaden Schwartz scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Jake Allen made 40 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday for a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.

Colton Parayko also scored for the Blues and Alexander Steen added an empty-netter for St. Louis, which will try to sweep the series Wednesday night in St. Louis.

Charlie Coyle scored for Minnesota, which got 28 saves from Devan Dubnyk.

Schwartz had a power-play goal at 15:19 of the second period to put the Blues one win away from the second round. He scored with 2:27 left in the third period of Game 2 to give St. Louis the 2-1 win.