The St. Louis Blues topped the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Thursday night in the fifth of six preseason games for the Wild.

The Wild took a 1-0 lead on a Jason Zucker goal late in the first period, but from that point on it was all St. Louis as the Blues scored four unanswered goals to cruise to the win in St. Louis.

The Blues scored one goal in the second period and three in the third, all on goaltender Niklas Backstrom, while out-shooting the Wild 37-14.

Minnesota will play its final preseason game on Saturday night at Xcel Energy Center before opening the regular season on Thursday, October 9th against the Colorado Avalanche.