Robert Thomas

Robert Thomas

Height/Weight: 6' 0"/188 lbs
Born: Aurora, Canada
Draft: 2017 1st round (20th pick) by the
Shoots: R
  • Husso makes 31 stops for first NHL shutout, Blues beat Wild
    The Canadian Press

    Husso makes 31 stops for first NHL shutout, Blues beat Wild

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ville Husso stopped 31 shots for his first career shutout and David Perron had a goal and two assists in the St. Louis Blues' 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night. Torey Krug, Ivan Barbashev and Jaden Schwartz also scored. The Blues have won two in a row and seven of 11. After winning four of its previous five, Minnesota was locked into the third spot in the West Division with the loss. St. Louis had already nailed down the fourth spot. The teams will finish the regular season Thursday night in St. Louis. Husso improved to 9-6-1. It was the first shutout of the season for the Blues leaving Buffalo as the only team without a shutout in this truncated 56-game season. Perron pushed his points total to a team-high 55 (17 goals, 38 assists) in 55 games. Barbashev stuffed in the rebound of Perron's shot midway through the first period. Schwartz scored while falling to the ice to push the lead to 2-0 late in the opening period. Krug scored his first goal since Jan. 23 off a pass from Ryan O'Reilly midway through the second period. Cam Talbot made 23 saves for the Wild. He was 5-0-2 in his previous seven road games. THEY WILL COME The Blues announced they will increase capacity to 5,000 for the upcoming playoffs. They were limited to 4,100 fans per game during the regular season. HE’S BACK St. Louis right wing Klim Kostin made his season debut after helping Avangard Omsk of the KHL to the Gagarin Cup championship late last month. The first-round draft choice spent the last seven days in quarantine after arriving last week from Russia. He scored one goal in four games with St. Louis last season. Steve Overbey, The Associated Press

  • The Canadian Press

    Minnesota visits St. Louis following overtime win

    Minnesota Wild (35-14-5, third in the West Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (25-20-9, fourth in the West Division) St. Louis; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blues -110, Wild -110 BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Blues host Minnesota after the Wild took down Anaheim 4-3 in overtime. The Blues are 25-20-9 against opponents from the West Division. St. Louis has allowed 38 power-play goals, killing 77.1% of opponent opportunities. The Wild are 35-14-5 against the rest of their division. Minnesota leads the NHL shooting 11.5% and averaging 3.3 goals on 28.4 shots per game. In their last meeting on May 1, Minnesota won 4-3. TOP PERFORMERS: Ryan O'Reilly leads the Blues with 24 goals, adding 28 assists and totalling 52 points. Mike Hoffman has four goals over the last 10 games for St. Louis. Kirill Kaprizov leads the Wild with 51 points, scoring 27 goals and adding 24 assists. Kevin Fiala has five goals over the last 10 games for Minnesota. LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 6-1-3, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.2 penalties and 8.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .915 save percentage. Wild: 7-1-2, averaging 4.1 goals, 6.3 assists, 2.7 penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with an .896 save percentage. INJURIES: Blues: Mackenzie MacEachern: out (upper body), Vladimir Tarasenko: day to day (lower-body), Jake Walman: day to day (covid-19), Vince Dunn: day to day (upper body), Carl Gunnarsson: out for season (lower body), Oskar Sundqvist: out for season (knee). Wild: Kevin Fiala: day to day (lower body). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press