With Jake Allen as steady as ever in the net and those big defensemen crowding the ice in front of him, the St. Louis Blues again stymied Minnesota's attack.
All those misfires in the zone for the Wild added up to a wasted home-ice advantage.
Jaden Schwartz scored with 2:27 left during a disputed 4-on-4 situation and the Blues beat the Wild 2-1 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead in the first-round series.
"They're not going to go away," Blues coach Mike Yeo said. "But if we can get a little bit in their head, and more importantly for us start to find the blueprint of what we need to do to be successful and keep getting better as a group, then we're...