DETROIT (AP) – When the Detroit Red Wings raised their game in the third period, the St. Louis Blues couldn’t match it.
Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall scored 56 seconds apart in the final frame to give the Red Wings a 3-2 comeback win over the Blues on Tuesday night.
“We showed good determination in the third period,” Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. “We were down 2-0 to a good team that doesn’t give up a lot of shots, a lot of opportunity. We worked our way back, had good goaltending.”
Datsyuk added an assist, and Nicklas Lidstrom also scored for the Red Wings, who won their 11th consecutive home game. Ian White had two assists, and Jimmy Howard stopped 29 shots.
“We threw everything we had at them,” Kronwall said. “We were fortunate to get a couple of those through at the end.”
Detroit lost the first two meetings with the Blues…
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