Blues Begin Postseason With Matchup Against Minnesota

St. Louis won all three regular-season games against the Wild

Blues Begin Postseason With Matchup Against Minnesota

Abby Maronic, Reporter

The St. Louis Blues for the fourth consecutive season have made the playoffs. This is the 45th time in franchise history and their off to a good start with a 4-0 win at the Minnesota Wild on Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the best of 7 series.  Game 2 is Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

In the regular season, the Blues won all three games against Minnesota. 

The Wild secured a spot in the playoffs on April 21, confirmed to play the Blues in the first-round of the playoffs.

Here is a look at the first-round positional matchups between the Blues and Wild. 



Jordan Kyrou, number 25; 26 goals this season and 47 assists

Ivan Barbashev, number 49; 26 goals this season and 34 assists.

Ryan O’Reilly, number 90; 19 goals this season and 36 assists. 


Joel Eriksson Ek, number 14; 26 goals this season and 23 assists.

Frederick Gaudreau, number 89; 14 goals this season and 30 assists. 

Nick Bjugstad, number 27; 7 goals this season and 6 assists. 



David Perron, number 57; 26 goals this season and 29 assists. 

Brandon Saad, number 20; 24 goals this season and 24 assists.


Kevin Fiala, number 22; 33 goals this season and 51 assists.

Kirill Kaprizov, number 97; 45 goals this season and 60 assists. 



Vladimir Tarasenko, number 91; 34 goals this season and 48 assists. 

Pavel Buchnevich, number 89; 30  goals this season and 46 assists. 


Ryan Hartman, number 38; 34 goals this season and 29 assists. 

Mats Zuccarello, number 36; 24 goals this season and 55 assists. 



Justin Faulk, number 72; 16 goals this season and 31 assists. 

Torey Krug, number 47; 9 goals this season and 31 assists. 

Robert Bortuzzo, number 41; 1 goal this season and 5 assists. 


Jordie Benn, number 8; 1 goal this season and 7 assists.

Jonas Brodin, number 25; 4 goals this season and 25 assists. 

Matt Dumba, number 24; 7 goals this season and 19 assists. 



Jordan Binnington, number 50. His save average is 90.20% and he has 994 saves this season. 

Ville Husso, number 35. His save average is 92.10% and he has 1,098 saves this season.


Marc-Andre Fleury, number 29; His save average is 90.83% and he has 1,525 saves this season. 

Cam Talbot, number 35; His save average is 91.10% and he has 1,325 saves this season.

The Blues ’21-22 season team has set many new franchise records. They had eight, 20-goal scorers, the most since the 1984-85 season. Robert Thomas has the longest point streak in the NHL this season, with at least one goal in 17 games. There’s also eight players with 50 or more points this season, most in the NHL. They set a new franchise record of 16-game point streak, outscoring teams by 35 goals and averaging 5 goals each game. Since the 1933-94 season, there are three players with over 70 points, Tarasenko, Thomas and Buchnevich.

A franchise record of seven goals in one period. Kyrou and Thomas join three old players as the only players in Blues history to have 40 assists in one season prior to turning 24 and they’re the first set of teammates in franchise history to reach this in the same season. Tarasenko is the fifth player in Blues history to record 500 or more points. Blues general manager, Doug Armstrong, is the 25th in NHL history to record 500 wins with one team. For the third time in franchise history, the Blues scored an even-strength, power play, shorthanded and penalty shot goals.