NHL Game Summary - St. Louis at Detroit
(Wednesday, December 9th)
Final Score: St. Louis 1, Detroit 0
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Ty Conklin stymied his old club, making 42 saves for his second shutout of the season, as the St. Louis Blues clipped the Detroit Red Wings, 1-0, at Joe Louis Arena.
Conklin started 37 games a year ago for the defending Western Conference champs.
"It's nice to play well in here and most importantly get two points that we really need," Conklin said.
Brad Boyes scored the lone goal of the game for the Blues, who have won three of their last four games.
Jimmy Howard stopped 25 shots for Detroit, which has dropped six of nine. The Red Wings finished 0-for-6 on the power play.
"We've played a number of games like this," said Detroit head coach Mike Babcock. "Our team works hard and I think we're competitive. It's very obviously we're not blessed with a whole bunch of natural scorers and maybe we tighten up around the net. We just got to keep working hard and it'll turn your way."
Boyes opened the scoring 1:56 into the contest. Andy McDonald emerged with the puck from behind the enemy cage and sent a pass to the slot for Carlo Colaiacovo. The defenseman then dished to a wide open Boyes at the bottom of the left circle for an easy tap-in.
Conklin turned away 14 shots in the middle stanza and recorded 15 saves over the final 20 minutes.
The Blues have five of their last six games as the visitor...Detroit has lost three of the four meetings this season...St. Louis returns home to welcome the Oilers on Friday...The Red Wings host Anaheim on Friday.
12/10 00:30:27 ET