Blues ease past Wild

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Updated: April 1, 2013

Jaden Schwartz and Andy McDonald each had a
goal and an assist as the St. Louis Blues took down the Minnesota Wild, 4-1,
on Monday.

Barret Jackman and Kevin Shattenkirk also lit the lamp for the Blues, who
snapped a three-game skid and moved one point ahead of the idle Columbus Blue
Jackets for the eighth spot in the Western Conference.

Jaroslav Halak made five saves before getting injured in the final seconds of
the first period. Brian Elliott stopped 19-of-20 shots in relief.

Dany Heatley scored the lone goal for the Wild, who are tied with
Vancouver atop the Northwest Division with 44 points. The Canucks play the
Sharks on Monday.

Niklas Backstrom turned aside 20-of-24 shots for Minnesota, which has lost two
of three.