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NHL: St. Louis 2, Detroit 1

Nov. 15, 2011 at 11:23 PM   |   Comments

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Brian Elliott stopped 21-of-22 shots and faced only four shots in the third period of the St. Louis Blues' 2-1 win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings.

St. Louis shut out Detroit in the final two periods to improve to 3-0-1 under new Coach Ken Hitchcock.

Matt D'Agostino scored a power-play goal in the first period and Alexander Steen knocked in the game-winner midway through the second period. The Blues outshot Detroit 37-22 and successfully killed all six of the Red Wings' power plays.

Jimmy Howard stopped 35 shots in the loss, which ended Detroit's four-game wining streak.

The Wings started out well. They took a 1-0 lead at 6:07 of the first period when Justin Abdelkader tipped in a pass from behind the net by Drew Miller.

St. Louis struck back at 17:19 when D'Agostino grabbed a loose puck in the slot and snapped a shot past Howard.

Steen broke the deadlock at 10:16 of the second period when he intercepted a pass at the blue line and scored on a wrist shot from the top of the left circle.

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