‘Off-kilter’ Wild move on from loss to Blues; Spurgeon fined

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild fell behind St. Louis early. Then they fell into a pattern of frustration-fueled gaffes in a 4-0 loss to open their playoff series.

Even Jared Spurgeon, a perennial Lady Byng award candidate for sportsmanship, took one of the Wild’s five penalties in the third period. He cross-checked Pavel Buchnevich and was fined $5,000 by the NHL.

The Wild have to figure out the Blues quickly with Game 2 coming up Wednesday night.