Red Wings Rally for Win over Blues

The Detroit Red Wings scored three unanswered goals Tuesday night, rallying from down 2-0 for a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Nicklas Lidstrom started Detroit's comeback with a second-period power play goal. With 1:03 left in the period, Lidstrom's shot from the left point found its way through traffic and past St. Louis goalie Brian Elliot to get the Red Wings on the board.

Pavel Datsyuk tied things up with 8:41 left in the third period, tipping an Ian White shot past Elliot while driving to the net.

Just 56 seconds later, Niklas Kronwall beat Elliot with a shot through traffic from the blue line for Detroit's first lead.

The Blues had opened the game's scoring at 6:51 of the first, when Matt D'Agostini tipped a Kevin Shattenkirk shot from the blue line past Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard while St. Louis was on a power play.

A second power play goal gave the Blues a 2-0 lead with 6:52 remaining in the second period. Jason Arnott's shot from the left point just slipped through Howard's pads, but no one could see the puck free behind him. When play wasn't blown dead, Alexander Steen jumped in and dug the puck out, knocking it into the net.

Each team had four power plays on the night. St. Louis scored twice with the extra skater while Detroit scored once.

Both of the goalies made 29 saves, with Elliot facing 32 shots and Howard facing 31.

The two teams will meet again on Sunday in the Detroit's annual New Years' Eve game. The Wings will next be in action the night before when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks.


Notes: Detroit was without forward Tomas Holmstrom, expected to miss a week with a groin injury. Joakim Andersson was called up from Grand Rapids to make his NHL debut in Holmstrom's place.

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The Red Wings host the St. Louis Blues tonight in the second of Detroit's four important Central Division matchups this week.

The Blues will be without TJ Oshie while the Red Wings are missing Tomas Holmstrom, who is expected to miss at least a week with a groin injury suffered in last night's 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators. Joakim Andersson has been called up from the Grand Rapids Griffins to take Holmstrom's spot in the lineup. Tonight will be Andersson's NHL debut.

No other lineup changes are expected for the Red Wings. Jimmy Howard will get the start in goal on back-to-back nights and Mike Commodore remains in the lineup on the blue line, with Jakub Kindl the healthy scratch.

Game time is 7:30. TV is FSD locally and Versus nationally.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/27/2011 at 7:01 PM

 

And I'm stuck with VS.

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/27/2011 at 7:31 PM

 

What did they call? Weak...

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/27/2011 at 7:48 PM

 

sh*t

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/27/2011 at 7:50 PM

 

Blues had nothing going until Daniels and Khan mentioned how bad it is. Just sayin'

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/27/2011 at 7:51 PM

 

I have an idea... Let's see how Blues can tackle Datsyuk at one time... Its obvious what kind of night we are in for.

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/27/2011 at 7:53 PM

 

Helm... One on four... Such a fast kid!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/27/2011 at 7:59 PM

 

We're asleep.

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/27/2011 at 8:06 PM

 

Nothing going for the Wings tonight. Golf it into the zone, chase it down, get hit, cleared.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/27/2011 at 8:16 PM

 

Yep

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/27/2011 at 8:22 PM

 

Good jump to start the period for Detroit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/27/2011 at 8:36 PM

 

Howard looking absolutely Hasek-like.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/27/2011 at 8:48 PM

 

No kidding!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/27/2011 at 8:55 PM

 

As much as I want to complain because of how many times it's gone against Detroit, that was the right call on the second goal. Ref just happened to be in the right spot to see the puck free. Free puck means no whistle, no intent to blow, none of that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/27/2011 at 9:01 PM

 

A little bit like the real Captain from Lidstrom there. "If no one else is going to do this, I'll do it my damned self."

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/27/2011 at 9:10 PM

 

Tonight, the role of Tomas Holmstrom will be played by Pavel Datsyuk.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/27/2011 at 9:49 PM

 

Holy Christ. Important 56 seconds right there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/27/2011 at 9:52 PM

 

Props to whoever is running the music tonight and just played O Fortuna!

I feel like I should go away from my tv again in hopes that the Blues won't tie it again.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 12/27/2011 at 9:59 PM

 

Hell. f*cking. Yes.

That's all.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/27/2011 at 10:07 PM

 

Props to whoever is running the music tonight and just played O Fortuna!


Problem is sometimes they play it with like 7 minutes left. Best saved for the final minute.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/27/2011 at 10:08 PM

 

WTF was that!?

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/27/2011 at 10:33 PM

 
Nicklas Lidstrom

Nicklas Lidstrom
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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