The St. Louis Blues are in full acceleration, and the Minnesota Wild have hit a tough skid. Brian Elliott notched his third straight shutout and the Blues won their sixth consecutive game by beating the Wild 2-0 on Thursday night.
The Sioux Falls Stampede claimed the USHL Western Conference title and home ice advantage through the first two rounds of the playoffs with a 4-3 win over the Dubuque Fighting Saints Saturday night at the Sioux Falls Arena.
Justin Williams and Jeff Carter scored 98 seconds apart on the first two shots of the game, Williams added a goal on Los Angeles' first shot of the second period, and the Kings beat the Minnesota Wild 3-0 on Thursday night behind Jonathan Bernier's first shutout of the season.
The Lincoln Stars set the tone with two first period goals, and went on to defeat the Sioux Falls Stampede 4-1 Saturday night at the Arena. The Herd finished a weekend winless at home for just the second time this season.