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Detroit Ices St. Louis 5-3 - Recap

The Red Wings earned a 5-3 victory over the Blues on Saturday at Scottrade Center.

The Red Wings were a -115 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Detroit got goals from Ruslan Salei, Pavel Datsyuk, Niklas Kronwall, Darren Helm, and Justin Abdelkader in the victory. Salei opened the scoring at 11:51 of the first period.

Jimmy Howard stopped 26 of 29 St. Louis shots in the victory.

David Backes, Adam Cracknell, and Matt D'Agostini scored for the Blues, finding the net behind Jimmy Howard.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 22 of 27 shots for the Blues, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Detroit went 1-for-2, while the Blues were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

St. Louis outshot Detroit 29-27 in the game.

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