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Recap - Red Wings Defeat St. Louis 5-2

Detroit got 3 goals from Nicklas Lidstrom en route to a 5-2 victory over St. Louis on Wednesday at Joe Louis Arena.

Bettors who backed the Red Wings were rewarded as -185 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.

Nicklas Lidstrom (3), Danny Cleary, and Niklas Kronwall each scored for the Red Wings in the victory. Lidstrom opened the scoring for Detroit, finding the back of the net at 4:02 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk.

Jimmy Howard turned in a 19-save effort for the Red Wings.

St. Louis got goals from Carlo Colaiacovo and Brad Winchester in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 32 of 36 shots for the Blues, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Detroit went 2-for-5, 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 37-21.

Detroit looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Blackhawks. The Blues will aim to get back on the winning track vs Los Angeles.