Jake Allen has been the story so far, as the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild open their first-round series.
He faced 26 shots through two periods, stopping everything so far fired his way, keeping up his end of the bargain as his teammates went into the intermission with a 1-0 lead on the road.
Vladimir Sobotka has the St. Louis goal.
But Allen has the biggest save of this series so far, stacking the pads and throwing out the glove to deny Charlie Coyle on a great chance right in front. That maintained the Blues’ lead, at least through two periods.