Published January 13, 2015
Brian Elliot is riding another shutout streak and is improving St. Louis' playoff chances in the process, as the Blues earned a 2-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday.
Each team entered the game with 46 points but have been going in different directions the past two weeks.
St. Louis has rattled off a season-high six straight wins, the last three coming on the road via Elliot shutouts. Elliot made 23 saves Thursday and has not given up a goal in 189:31. Last season, he set a club record with a 241:33 shutout streak.
Roman Polak's first goal in over two years proved to be the game-winner, and Andy McDonald added an insurance tally in the third period.
Niklas Backstrom stopped 18-of-20 shots as Minnesota lost for the fifth time in six games, scoring just six goals during the stretch.