DETROIT -Mike Sillinger and Doug Weight scored in the third period to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.

Jamal Mayers also scored to help the Blues win their second straight after losing 11 in a row. Curtis Sanford made 33 saves in the victory, St. Louis’ first over Detroit in nine games (0-7-1) since Oct. 29, 2003.

Mikael Samuelsson and Brendan Shanahan scored for Detroit, which lost its fourth straight.

Sillinger, who was drafted by Detroit in 1989 and played for the Red Wings from 1990-95, scored from the slot after taking Petr Cajanek’s pass from behind the net 7 minutes into the third period. Weight, a native of Detroit, scored on the power play 1:46 later with a shot from the left circle.

Shanahan got his 12th on a slap shot from the right circle with 51.4 seconds remaining, after goalie Manny Legace had been pulled for the extra attacker.

Mayers opened the scoring 7:32 into the second period with his team-leading seventh goal. He put in the rebound of his own tip of a shot from the point by Eric Weinrich.

Samuelsson tied it at 1 for the Red Wings with 4:17 remaining in the second period. He tipped Jiri Fischer’s cross-crease pass, off of a rush, into an empty net for his ninth goal of the season.

Notes: All three of the active U.S.-born defensemen who have played at least 1,000 games participated in the game: Chris Chelios and Mathieu Schneider for Detroit and Weinrich for St. Louis. … Samuelsson’s goal snapped Sanford’s shutout streak at 106:12.

AP-ES-11-19-05 2209EST


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