Sunday, ApRil 19, 2015
- Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals in the first period and completed a hat trick with an empty-net goal as the Blues beat Minnesota 4-1 on Saturday at Scottrade Center.Tarasenko has now scored seven goals in nine career playoff games.
- The win evened the series at one win each. Game three will be on Monday night in Minnesota. It was the first playoff hat trick by a Blues player since Mike Sillinger in 2004 and was the 13th playoff hat trick in franchise history.
- Jason Heyward hit his first home run as a Cardinal and Matt Carpenter drove in two runs to lead the Cardinals to a 5-2 win over the Reds on Saturday at Busch Stadium. Carlos Martinez allowed just one run on three hits over six innings to get his first win of the season.
- The win was the fourth in a row by the Cardinals, who will go for the sweep of the series against the Reds tonight behind Adam Wainwright, who will pitch against Mike Leake.