Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak won a vote a confidence on Saturday, starting the second game of back-to-back nights against Minnesota, despite having a shaky third period in Friday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Wild.

"Jaro is our No. 1 guy," Blues coach Davis Payne said before Saturday's game. "He had situations there (Friday) night that we feel he could have made a difference in. But this is a team game. He's fresh enough. He's come off the break and the (upper-body) injury, which gave him a lot of rest, so going back to back should be no problem for him."

But it turned into a problem for Halak, who was pulled for the third time this season after allowing three goals on 20 shots. Ty Conklin replaced Halak midway through the second period after Minnesota's Kyle Brodziak gave the Wild a 3-0 lead.