ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues center T.J. Oshie knew exactly what to do with the puck that completed his first three-goal game in the NHL.
That souvenir now belongs to his 10-day old daughter, Lyla Grace, who was born on March 17.
“It’s definitely going to her,” he said.
Oshie’s hat trick and a 27-save performance by Ryan Miller led the Blues to a 5-1 rout over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.
St. Louis has won three in a row overall and nine straight against the Wild. The Blues lead the NHL with 107 points.
Jaden Schwartz and Brenden Morrow also scored for St. Louis, which has points in its last 10 home games. Miller improved to 9-2-1 since being acquired from Buffalo on Feb. 28.
Zach Parise had the Wild’s lone goal.
Oshie scored twice in the first period — including a short-handed goal with 26 seconds left that made it 2-0.
Bruins 3, Blackhawks 0
In Boston, Patrice Bergeron scored two goals, and the Bruins beat defending champion Chicago in the first meeting between the teams in Beantown since the deciding game of the Stanley Cup finals.
Bergeron scored his first goal at 11:50 of the first, and the Bruins broke the game open with goals by Carl Soderberg and Bergeron in a 13-second span early in the third.
Tuukka Rask made 28 saves in posting his NHL-leading seventh shutout.
Kings 3, Penguins 2
In Pittsburgh, Drew Doughty scored early in the third period to give Los Angeles the lead for good.
Canadiens 5, Red Wings 4
In Detroit, Max Pacioretty broke a third-period tie and Tomas Plekanec scored twice for Montreal.
Coyotes 3, Devils 2 (SO)
In Newark, New Jersey, Thomas Greiss stopped all three Devils shootout attempts and Mikkel Boedker scored on Phoenix’s first try.
Hurricanes 3, Panthers 0
In Sunrise, Florida, Jiri Tlusty scored twice and Anton Khudobin stopped 35 shots to lead Carolina over the hosts.
Lightning 3, Islanders 2 (SO)
In Tampa, Sami Salo scored in the 13th round of a shootout to lift the Lightning past New York.
Predators 6, Sabres 1
In Nashville, Shea Weber scored twice to pace the Predators’ rout of Buffalo that ended a six-game losing streak at home.
Avalanche 3, Canucks 2 (OT)
In Denver, Tyson Barrie scored 55 seconds into overtime and Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 shots against Vancouver.
Jets 4, Sharks 3
In San Jose, Tobias Enstrom scored a power-play goal with 3:36 remaining in the third period for Winnipeg.