Red Wings 3, Blues 2


ST. LOUIS – Henrik Zetterberg scored with 9 seconds to play to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues.

Zetterberg one-timed a pass from Brendan Shanahn past Jason Bacashihua to give the Red Wings their seventh straight win and their 12th consecutive road victory.

Detroit took a 1-0 lead 7:39 into the game. With Jeff Hoggan coming out of the penalty box for high-sticking, Tomas Holmstrom fed a wide-open Nicklas Lidstrom from behind the net. Lidstrom one-timed it past Bacashihua for his 16th goal.

Detroit made it 2-0 3:11 later. Shanahan was just out of the penalty box when he picked up the loose puck in front of the Red Wings’ bench, skated in alone on Bacashihua and beat him low on his stick side for his 40th goal of the season. It’s the sixth time Shanahan has scored 40 or more goals.

St. Louis’ Lee Stempniak scored on the power-play with 4:47 remaining in the first to make it 2-1. Stempniak’s 14th goal was the result of Dennis Wideman’s slap shot deflecting in off Stempniak’s shoulder. The Blues had been 0-for-33 on the power play at home over the last six games.

Jamal Mayers tied it with his 15th goal at 6:36 of the second period when Stempniak sent a cross-ice pass to Mayers who banged a slap shot past Chris Osgood. The goal came just after a 4-minute, high-sticking penalty to Niklas Kronvall had expired.

Osgood (20-5-5) made 37 saves for the victory. It’s Osgood’s 10th season with at least 20 wins while Bacashihua (4-9-0), who grew up in Garden City, near Detroit, stopped 35 shots. It was the Blues’ third loss in their last four games and the 16th in their last 17.

The Red Wings scratched five starters including captain Steve Yzerman, Pavel Datsyuk, and Chris Chelios. None were listed with serious injuries.

Notes: St. Louis announced that goalie coach Keith Allain has been hired as the head coach at Yale University, replacing Tim Taylor. … The Blues’ 21 shots on goal in the second period was the most shots on goal St. Louis has recorded in one period this season. … Detroit’s 12-game road winnning streak is the longest road winning streak in NHL history. … The Red Wings are the only team in the NHL not to be shutout this season. … Shanahan is two goals shy of 600 for his career.

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