PREVIEW: Wild Warmup: Minnesota vs. St. Louis, Game 2

ST PAUL, MN - APRIL 12: Ivan Barbashev #49 of the St. Louis Blues controls the puck against Marco Scandella #6 of the Minnesota Wild during the first period in Game One of the Western Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel

The Minnesota Wild fired a franchise record 52 shots at St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen in Game 1 of its First Round Stanley Cup Playoff series on Wednesday night. 

Early in the game, however, Allen had much too clean of a view of those shots, allowing him to work his way into a rhythm. By the time the Wild improved on making life in front of him more difficult later in the game, Allen was in a zone. 

It wasn't until Zach Parise's goal with 22 seconds left in regulation that the Wild was able to get a puck past Allen, and even on that chance, it took a pretty re-direct of a slap pass by Mikko Koivu to completely take Allen out of position.

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