ST. LOUIS – Tomas Holmstrom scored two goals and added an assist, and the Detroit Red Wings stayed perfect on the road with a 4-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Blues .

Detroit is the only NHL team without a road loss this season (7-0). The Red Wings have outscored opponents 31-10 on enemy ice.

The Blues are going in the opposite direction, having lost a club-record eight straight – including overtime defeats. St. Louis had lost seven consecutive twice, the last from Feb. 12-25, 1989.

Since 2002-03, Detroit is 12-1-1 against St. Louis and has held the Blues under two goals 10 times.

Brendan Shanahan and Henrik Zetterberg also scored for Detroit, and former Blues goalie Chris Osgood made 26 saves. Mike Sillinger scored St. Louis’ only goal.

Patrick Lalime continued to struggle, as he allowed three goals on the first 15 shots he faced. Lalime finished with 21 saves.

Shanahan gave the Red Wings a lead they would never surrender when he put his rebound past Lalime at 10:07 of the first period.

Holmstrom made it 2-0 at 1:06 of the second when he broke down the right wing and beat Lalime with a snap shot from the top of the right circle.

The Blues cut the lead to one with a power-play goal when Sillinger’s slap shot from the left point deflected off Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios and past Osgood at 4:04. But Holmstrom, who has five goals in three games, quickly restored the two-goal lead with a power-play tally 4:31 later.

Zetterberg made it 4-1 just 1:31 into the third period.

Notes: Sillinger extended his point streak to four games. … The Red Wings have not lost in St. Louis since April 14, 2002. … Chelios was given a misconduct for the second straight game when he was sent off for arguing after Sillinger’s goal.

AP-ES-11-06-05 2134EST


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