Blues Fall to Red Wings in Shootout

6 years 11 months 1 week ago Wednesday, April 04 2012 Apr 4, 2012 Wednesday, April 04, 2012 8:37:42 PM CDT April 04, 2012 in Sports
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Johan Franzen scored on consecutive shots in the third period to end Brian Elliott's shutout streak after more than 3 1-2 games, and Todd Bertuzzi netted the lone goal in a shootout as the Detroit Red Wings rallied to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Pavel Datsyuk set up both regulation goals for the Red Wings, who moved a point ahead of Nashville for fourth in the Western Conference with 101 points. Both teams have two games remaining.

Detroit, over 100 points for the 12th consecutive season, is 9-2 in shootouts. The Red Wings handed the Blues their second straight home loss, dropping them to 30-5-5 and leaving them two points behind NHL-leading Vancouver and the New York Rangers.

David Perron and Andy McDonald scored for St. Louis, which has 107 points for second place in the West behind Vancouver.

 

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