ST. LOUIS (AP) -- T.J. Oshie and Patrik Berglund scored 51 seconds apart during St. Louis' four-goal third period, leading the Blues to a 4-1 exhibition victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.
David Backes and Chris Stewart also scored for St. Louis, which finished the preseason with a 3-2-1 record. Alex Pietrangelo had two assists and Jaroslav Halak stopped 18 shots.
Jared Spurgeon scored for the Wild, who went 4-2-0 in the preseason. Josh Harding stopped all 15 shots he faced, and Johan Gustafsson allowed four goals on 11 shots.
Both teams will open the regular season Thursday at home. The Blues host the Nashville Predators, while the Wild plays host to the Los Angeles Kings.
This weekend may be the perfect time to get your flu shot. Barnes Jewish Hospital is hosting several free flu vaccine clinics over the next month beginning tomorrow. Adult and pediatric vaccine will be available tomorrow in North County at the Shalom Church City of Peace Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Two more clinics are scheduled for Sunday. One will be held at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Medical Office Building 2. The other on Sunday is at Christ the King Church on Old Halls Ferry. Both clinics will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is recommended that anyone over 6-months-old get a flu vaccine. All vaccines are free of latex and preservatives. No pre-registration is required. All doses will be administered on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. A link to the BJC schedule for the free vaccines can be found here.
The Jefferson County R-VII School District was lauded for its academic achievement today as Governor Jay Nixon visited Jefferson High School to congratulate the students and staff on the results of the Missouri School Improvement Program. The district scored a 90.4 percent rating on the 2013 Annual Performance Report. This is the tenth straight year Jefferson R-VII has been acknowledged for its academic performance. In praising the district, Governor Nixon said, "When teachers, staff, parents and the community work together to ensure a quality education for their children, we are making a real investment in the future of our economy and state.” The Governor also applauded Jefferson High School for being a Missouri A+ designated school, which allows qualified students to apply for scholarships for two years of tuition and fees at any of Missouri’s community colleges. To be eligible for the program, students must meet academic achievement standards, conduct and attendance requirements, and perform 50 hours of tutoring or mentoring service. Missouri’s high school graduation rate now ranks eighth highest in the nation.