St. Louis at Minnesota

    Wild 5, Blues 2

    CBS wire reports

    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Brian Rolston scored twice to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night in a preseason game.

    Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Pavol Demitra each added two assists for the Wild (2-0).

    Petteri Nummelin, a 33-year-old who played in the Swiss League the last five years, also scored for Minnesota. Marian Gaborik and Demitra added the Wild's other goals.

    Keith Tkachuk and Lee Stempniak tallied goals for the Blues (0-2).

    St. Louis led 2-1 when Curtis Sanford replaced Manny Legace in goal at 10:38 of the second period. Sanford allowed three goals on five shots in the period, allowing Minnesota to grab a 4-2 lead before the second intermission.

    Minnesota outshot St. Louis 25-22 in the game and 20-10 in the final two periods.

    Tkachuk's goal came on a 5-on-3 power-play at 9:26 of the first, one of three 5-on-3 advantages for the Blues in the opening period.

    Josh Harding stopped 20 shots to get the win.

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    Scoring Summary
    7:58Power Play - Brian Rolston - Assist: Pierre-Marc Bouchard
    9:26Power Play - Keith Tkachuk - Assists: Petr Cajanek and Dennis Wideman
    11:15Lee Stempniak - Assist: Roman Polak
    12:13Petteri Nummelin - Assists: Pavol Demitra and Marian Gaborik
    15:16Marian Gaborik - Assist: Pavol Demitra
    16:36Power Play - Brian Rolston - Assists: Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Petteri Nummelin
    17:29Power Play - Pavol Demitra - Assists: Marian Gaborik and Nick Schultz
    Penalty Summary
    6:52Dan Hinote: hooking - minor
    8:59Stephane Veilleux: roughing - minor
    9:12Martin Skoula: delay-of-game - minor
    13:50Brent Burns: high-sticking - minor
    14:51Shawn Belle: hooking - minor
    16:02Keith Tkachuk: tripping - minor
    18:31Mattias Weinhandl: slashing - minor
    19:11Brent Burns: high-sticking - minor
    10:07Bryce Salvador: hooking - minor
    13:17Peter Ratchuk: cross-checking - minor
    13:55Magnus Kahnberg: hooking - minor
    15:58Bryce Salvador: interference - minor
    18:43Branko Radivojevic: hooking - minor
    1:40Curtis Sanford: delay-of-game - minor
    3:02Tomas Mojzis: cross-checking - minor
    5:55Bryce Salvador: holding - minor
    11:41Nick Schultz: kneeing - minor
    14:41Derek Boogaard: cross-checking - minor
    15:35Dan Hinote: tripping - minor
    18:36Mattias Weinhandl: holding - minor
    St. Louis1255 22
    Minnesota5912 26
    Attendance - 18064
    Game Time - 60:00
    Referees - Tom Kowal, Brian Pochmara
    Line Judges - Lonnie Cameron, Mike Cvik
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