St. Louis Blues burn bright in coldest Winter Classic ever

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Jordan Kyrou had 2 goals and 2 assists successful a five-goal 2nd play for St. Louis, and the Blues cruised done the coldest outdoor crippled successful NHL past to bushed the Minnesota Wild 6-4 successful the Winter Classic connected Saturday night.

The authoritative faceoff somesthesia was minus-5.7 degrees, the archetypal of 33 outdoor games the league has played with a somesthesia beneath zero.

David Perron got the Blues connected the committee successful the archetypal period. Vladimir Tarasenko, Ivan Barbashev and Torey Krug joined Kyrou by scoring successful the second, and Robert Thomas pitched successful with 2 assists. Jordan Binnington made 29 saves for the Blues. They are 11-1-2 successful their past 14 games against the rival Wild.

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Kirill Kaprizov had a extremity and 2 assists and Ryan Hartman had a extremity and an assistance for the Wild. They trailed 6-2 astatine the 2nd intermission and benched goalie Cam Talbot aft 22 saves successful 2 periods successful favour of Kaapo Kahkonen.

Rem Pitlick and Kevin Fiala besides scored for the Wild, who pulled to 6-4 connected Fiala’s 6-on-5 extremity with 5:38 remaining aft Kahkonen was pulled for the other skater.

Due to microorganism outbreaks connected different teams, the Wild had 4 games postponed implicit the past 3 weeks and had not played successful 12 days. They person allowed 22 goals successful their past 4 games.

The Blues were people the sharper team, having beaten Edmonton 4-2 connected Wednesday down a extremity and 2 assists from Kyrou successful his instrumentality from a four-game lack owed to an upper-body injury.

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