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Recap - Red Wings Defeat St. Louis 5-1

Hockey bettors who backed the Red Wings on the moneyline Thursday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Detroit easily handled St. Louis 5-1 at Scottrade Center.

The Red Wings were a +170 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Detroit got goals from Daniel Cleary, Valtteri Filppula, Jakub Kindl, Cory Emmerton, and Damien Brunner in the victory. Cleary opened the scoring at 5:14 of the first period.

Petr Mrazek stopped 26 of 27 St. Louis shots in the victory.

St. Louis got a goal from Alex Pietrangelo in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Brian Elliott stopped 24 of 29 shots for the Blues, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Detroit went 0-for-1, while the Blues were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

St. Louis lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 29-27.

Next game, Detroit takes its act home to face Edmonton looking for another win. For St. Louis, they head home to face Anaheim.