It took Wild coach Bruce Boudreau about three and a half minutes to prove Blues goaltender Jake Allen has gotten to his team.

When prodded about his team’s struggles following the Wild’s Game 3 loss to the Blues on Sunday at the Scottrade Center, the 62-year-old Boudreau completely emptied the clip before storming out of his postgame press conference.

“If you’re looking for me to criticize our team, it’s not going to happen,” Boudreau said. “We were friggin’ good tonight, and we didn’t get the breaks. Quit trying to put words in our mouths that make us look like we’re bad because we’re not.”

To be fair, that’s exactly how Boudreau should’ve handled the situation in order to keep spirits up with his team trailing 3-0 in the best-of-seven series. That, and there’s also a lot of truth to his message, as the Wild have been the better team in the best-of-seven series except for the fact that Allen has been absolutely spectacular between the pipes.

Still, the fact that Boudreau lost his cool shows that the Wild are starting to get frustrated.

Who could blame them? Allen has been a brick wall, recording 114 saves in three games to hold the second-best offense in the NHL throughout the regular season to a measly three goals.

“We aren’t playing bad,” veteran defenseman Ryan Suter said dejectedly. “We just can’t score right now. If we can find a way to score a goal, I think it’s a different game. We have chances. Obviously chances aren’t good enough.”

When asked whether he thinks Allen has gotten to Wild players, Blues coach Mike Yeo unsurprisingly refused to bite.

“I don’t know,” he said. “I don’t know what they’re thinking, or what’s going on over there. I mean, we have enough on our plate over here.”

Yeo obviously knows the Wild well, though, and he has to have a hunch Allen is getting to them, whether he’ll say it or not.