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SportsDirect, Published April 10 2014

Wild double up Blues as Brodziak records two goals

ST. PAUL – Kyle Brodziak recorded his 11th career two-goal performance and John Curry made 43 saves in his season debut as host Minnesota snapped a nine-game winless skid versus St. Louis with a 4-2 win Thursday.

Nino Niederreiter and Matt Moulson also tallied and Matt Cooke notched two assists for the Wild.

St. Louis 0 2 0— 2

Minnesota 1 2 1— 4

First Period—1, Minnesota, Niederreiter 14 (Blum, Cooke) 14:02.

Second Period—2, St. Louis, Shattenkirk 10 (Sobotka, Steen) 11:05 (pp). 3, Minnesota, Brodziak 7 (Cooke, Prosser) 12:24 (sh). 4, St. Louis, Schwartz 25 (Steen) 16:01 (sh). 5, Minnesota, Moulson 23 (Heatley, Haula) 17:30.

Third Period—6, Minnesota, Brodziak 8 (Folin, Niederreiter) 0:58.

Shots on Goal—St. Louis 17-11-17—45. Minnesota 5-7-3—15.

Power-play opportunities—St. Louis 1 of 4. Minnesota 0 of 4.

Goalies—St. Louis Elliott 18-6-2 (2 shots-2 saves), Miller 0-0-0 (13-9). Minnesota Curry 0-0-0 (45-43).

A—18,664 (18,064). T—2:25.