Hull, Wings Win on the Road

Brett Hull scored a hat trick against the team he formerly captained and linemates Pavel Datsyuk and Boyd Devereaux each added a goal as the Red Wings defeated the Blues in St. Louis for their first road win since late December.

Hull’s first came just 3:39 in when he fired a one-timer on a pass from Devereaux past scrambling St. Louis netminder Brent Johnson.

His second came just seventeen seconds later when Datsyuk fed him a pass in the slot, which he one-timed under Johnson’s blocker.

Keith Tkachuk brought the Blues back within one just past the midway point of the first but with 2:42 left in the period Datsyuk knocked in a rebound while one the power play to restore the two-goal lead.

Devereaux scored early on in the second to give the Wings a 4-1 lead but Cory Stillman made it 4-2 at 11:29.

Hull completed his hat trick with an empty net goal with 27 seconds remaining in the game.

Detroit goalie Dominik Hasek stopped twenty-nine of the thirty-one shots he faced, while Johnson made twenty-seven saves on thirty-one shots.

The win moves Detroit to 12-5-2-2 on the road and 36-9-5-2 overall. The Red Wings are next in action Monday night in Edmonton.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.