NHL Game Summary - Detroit at St. Louis|
(Tuesday, December 6th)
Final Score: St. Louis 3, Detroit 2
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Patrik Berglund's goal early in the third
period proved the be the game-winner as the St. Louis Blues defeated the
Detroit Red Wings, 3-2.
Alexander Steen and David Backes also netted goals for the Blues, who snapped
a two-game losing skid.
Brian Elliott stopped 27-of-29 shots in the win.
"It's a confidence booster," Elliot said of the win. "It's a big step for us."
Johan Franzen and Jiri Hudler tallied for the Red Wings, who have lost two
straight after a seven-game winning streak.
Jimmy Howard made 23 saves in defeat.
The Red Wings got on the board first with a power-play tally 7:42 into the
second period. Franzen received the puck inside the left circle, and
maneuvered just right of the crease before lifting his shot past Elliot.
But the Blues tied it just 1:38 later on the power play when Steen's slap shot
beat Howard from the high slot.
The Blues got a pair of goals in the opening three minutes of the final period
to take a 3-1 lead.
T.J. Oshie, who positioned himself left of the net, made a nice feed across
the crease to Backes, who tipped it home on the power play 45 seconds into the
Berglund's goal came 1:53 later. He flew down the ice on a 2-on-2 break, and
unleashed a blistering shot from the high slot into the upper-left corner.
Hudler added a power-play goal with 1:20 to go, but the Blues were able to
hang on for the victory.
"They're a good defensive team," Franzen said. "When you fall behind, it's
tough to come back."
St. Louis came into the game last in the NHL with just eight power-play goals,
but lit the lamp twice on the man advantage on Tuesday...Howard's seven-game
winning streak in net was snapped.
12/07 02:16:35 ET