Originally written November 20, 2011 on STLSportsMinute:
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The St. Louis Blues put together a valiant effort on Saturday night in their shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild. The Blues clearly matched the Wild throughout the game, but came up short once it came to shootouts.  The Wild seemed to a distinctive advantage, able to turn to a number of goal scorers to take the shots while the Blues asked defenseman Alex Pietrangelo to go third in the shootout.   Good news for Blues fans may be coming.  The Blues may get significantly better in shootouts soon.  Because electric forward David Perron has taken another step closer to returning to the ice for good.  Perron shed his no contact red jersey on Friday and participated in all contact drills for the first time since suffering a concussion early last season.  The 23 year old forward, who has an uncanny play-making ability and knack for the puck, felt good about how his first "real" practice went.  "I feel good. I feel that it was time to take that step.  It's j...
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