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Paajarvi's OT goal gives Blues 4-3 win to oust Wild in 5

  • St. Louis Blues' goalie Jake Allen (34) tries to block the shot of Minnesota Wild's Jason Zucker (16) during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

    St. Louis Blues' goalie Jake Allen (34) tries to block the shot of Minnesota Wild's Jason Zucker (16) during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal (12) tries to control the puck against St. Louis Blues' Carl Gunnarsson (4) during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

    Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal (12) tries to control the puck against St. Louis Blues' Carl Gunnarsson (4) during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues' Magnus Paajarvi (56) tries to sneak the puck into the net against Minnesota Wild's goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

    St. Louis Blues' Magnus Paajarvi (56) tries to sneak the puck into the net against Minnesota Wild's goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)  (The Associated Press)

Magnus Paajarvi scored at the 9:42 mark in overtime, giving the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over Minnesota on Saturday in Game 5 of their playoff series, eliminating the Wild.

The Blues advanced to play Nashville in the second round.

Jake Allen made 34 saves for the Blues, who led 2-0 and 3-1 before a furious rally by the Wild to try to keep their season alive forced the extra frame.

Paajarvi's first career playoff goal gave Blues coach Mike Yeo the satisfaction of beating the team that fired him a little over a year ago.

Mikko Koivu and Jason Zucker scored to bring the Wild back from their second two-goal hole, a deficit that held past the midpoint of the third period.

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