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Wild force a Game 5 back in St. Paul on Saturday

With their season on the line, the Wild figured out how to beat Jake Allen and the Blues in their 2-0, Game 4 win Wednesday night.

For the first time all series, Minnesota netted the first goal when Charlie Coyle scored on a misplayed puck by Allen.

Later in the second period, Martin Hanzal scored his first goal of the postseason making it a two-goal game and Minnesota never looked back.

Goaltender Devan Dubnyk had his first shutout in months with 28 saves – including some at critical times – to extend the series to a fifth game.

With the victory the Wild trail the series 3-1 and will play Game 5 at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday. Puck drop will be just after 2 p.m..

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