Detroit 5, St. Louis 1

Thursday, February 7, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 5-4-1-0 3-2-0-0 2-2-1-0 W1
St. Louis 6-4-0-0 3-2-0-0 3-2-0-0 L3


Red Wings 5, Blues 1: Cory Emmerton collected a goal and an assist for his first points of the season and Petr Mrazek turned aside 26 shots in his NHL debut as visiting Detroit snapped a two-game skid.

Rookie Damien Brunner scored his fifth goal and Daniel Cleary, Jakub Kindl and Valtteri Filppula also scored for the Red Wings, who further distanced themselves from a season-opening 6-0 loss to the Blues by defeating their Central Division rival for the second time in a week.

Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo scored his team's lone goal for the second straight contest and Brian Elliott finished with 24 saves. St. Louis has been outscored 16-5 during its three-game losing skid.

Cleary opened the scoring 5:14 into the first period after cleaning up his own rebound. Kindl doubled the lead just 6:36 later after his wrist shot from the point deflected into the net.

The first-period offense proved to be enough for the 20-year-old Mrazek, who was recalled from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League on Monday. Jimmy Howard was given a breather after starting all nine games for the Red Wings this season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: After being held without a shot in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Calgary, Filppula gave Detroit a 5-1 edge by scoring on a breakaway. ... Detroit's first two goals provided the initial points of the season for Cleary, Kindl, Emmerton, LW Justin Abdelkader, LW Drew Miller and C Tomas Tatar, who was playing in his second game. ... St. Louis last lost three in a row in regulation during a four-game skid from Feb. 27-March 5, 2011.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   St. Louis
Cory Emmerton 2 Points Alex Pietrangelo 1
Cory Emmerton 1 Goals Alex Pietrangelo 1
Drew Miller 2 Assists Kevin Shattenkirk 1
N/A Power Play Goals Alex Pietrangelo 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Petr Mrazek .963 Save Percentage Brian Elliott .828
Petr Mrazek 26 Saves Brian Elliott 24

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 29 5 0-1 2-3 19 31
St. Louis 27 1 1-3 1-1 6 33

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play its next game at home against Anaheim. The Blues have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play its next game at home against Edmonton. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .800 after a loss.
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