The Detroit Red Wings downed the Blues in St. Louis on Saturday, lengthening their road winning-streak to a team record of eight games.
Detroit started the scoring early, with Tomas Holmstrom putting a rebound past St. Louis netminder Brent Johnson 6:24 into the first period.
Luc Robitaille put the Wings up by two when he pushed in a rebound just over seven minutes later.
“The goal was a result of a great play by Steve Duchesne,” Robitaille said. “I just kept pushing at the puck.”
St. Louis struck back late in the period. Scott Mellanby fired a shot off the post but the puck hit Detroit goaltender Dominik Hasek and bounced in.
The Blues tied the game early in the second period when Cory Stillman put a power play goal past Hasek.
Detroit regained the lead on a Sergei Fedorov power play goal just past the midway point in the game.
Robitaille scored his second late in the second period. Jason Williams fed Robitaille a perfect pass at the side of the net, and Robitaille redirected it past Johnson to put Detroit up by two.
Detroit fought off a tough St. Louis attack early in the third and held the lead. With Johnson pulled for the extra attacker late in the game, Pavel Datsyuk added an empty net goal to cap the Wings’ 5-2 win.
Several Red Wings are nearing career milestones… Brendan Shanahan is at career goal 499, Sergei Fedorov is at career assist 499, Chris Chelios is four assists away from 700 career, and Scotty Bowman needs only eight more victories to tie Jack Adams for most by a Red Wings coach.