NHL Game Summary - Detroit at St. Louis
(Saturday, October 28th)
Final Score: Detroit 3, St. Louis 2
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Tomas Holmstrom scored two goals to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center.
Valtteri Filppula scored his first career goal for the Red Wings, who have won their last three games.
Chris Osgood stopped 28 shots for Detroit, which has won five straight and 11 of its last 12 games against St. Louis.
Bill Guerin and Radek Dvorak each had a goal and Manny Legace, facing his former team for the first time, stopped 22 shots for the Blues, who have dropped three of their last four contests.
The Red Wings took a 2-0 lead in the first period with goals separated by 1:59.
Pavel Datsyuk skated into the zone and left a drop pass for Holmstrom, who snapped a wrister from the left point that went into the right corner of the net at the 4:33 mark.
Filppula scored his first career NHL goal at the 6:32 mark when he cut out front and flicked a backhander over the glove of Legace to give Detroit the two-goal cushion heading into the second period.
The Blues got on the board in the second period as Christian Backman had the puck at the left boards and fed it to Guerin at the left circle. Guerin then snapped a shot between the pads of Osgood to make it a 2-1 game with 6:25 left in the second.
Holmstrom, though, gave his club a 3-1 lead when he banged down a point shot from Jason Williams and smacked the puck into the net 6:34 into the third.
The goal proved to be the game-winner as Dvorak's shorthanded breakaway goal made it a 3-2 game with 3:26 to play.
Osgood, though, stopped several shots over the final three-plus minutes to preserve the win.
St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, whose team defeated the Detroit Tigers last night in Game 5 to win the World Series, dropped the puck before the game...The Red Wings have won their last six games in St. Louis...Both teams had five power-play opportunities, but neither scored on them...Datsyuk finished with two assists.
10/29 01:06:01 ET