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Red Wings Down St. Louis 3-2 - Match Report

Detroit needed a shootout to earn a 3-2 victory over St. Louis on Wednesday in NHL action at Scottrade Center.

The Red Wings were a +125 underdog in the win. The combined score pushed PUSH the total, which closed at 5.

Todd Bertuzzi clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 3 for the Red Wings. Johan Franzen (2) scored for the Red Wings in the victory. Franzen opened the scoring for Detroit, finding the back of the net at 13:55 of the third period. The goal was assisted by Pavel Datsyuk and Todd Bertuzzi.

Jimmy Howard stopped 27 of 29 St. Louis shots in the victory.

St. Louis got goals from Andy McDonald and David Perron in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

St. Louis got a 26-stop effort from Brian Elliott in the loss.

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

Detroit lost the shots on goal battle to St. Louis by a margin of 29-28.

Detroit heads into a battle against the Devils. St. Louis, meanwhile, will have their next action against Phoenix.