What a way to ring in the New Year.
In front of 38,519 fans at Target Field in Minneapolis, the St. Louis Blues took it to the Minnesota Wild, and for the majority of the game, it was pure dominance. They headed into the third period with a 6-2 lead, and despite a late game surge by the Wild, the Blues finished them off and won 6-4.
Most importantly, Jordan Kyrou, Robert Thomas, and David Perron, who returned to the team for a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Dec. 29, all were roaring, healthy, and ready to roll.
Meanwhile, the Blues, and more specifically Kyrou, made NHL history on Saturday night. Mother nature actually made some history herself too.
The records are:
*Coldest temp at puck drop: minus 5.7 degrees F
*Most points in a game: Jordan Kyrou (four)
*Most points in a period: Kyrou (four)
*Most goals in a period by one team: Blues in 2nd (5)
The Blues selected Kyrou in the second round of the 2016 draft. He agreed to a two-year, $5.6 million deal before the 2021-22 season and will remain with the franchise through the 2022-23 campaign. And with a performance like his tonight, he’s shown that he is worth every penny.
Next up, St. Louis will travel to face the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, while the Wild will be on the road Thursday to take on the Boston Bruins.