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Red Wings 3, Blues 0

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:48 AM

Associated Press

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Red Wings 3, Blues 0
St. Louis Blues 0, Detroit Red Wings 3

DETROIT (AP) -Chris Osgood is used to slow nights in the Detroit Red Wings net.

He needed to make only 12 saves for his 44th NHL shutout, and Dan Cleary had a goal and an assist to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-0 win over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night.

"I've played on this team long enough where I've had nights when I don't get very many shots," Osgood said. "I just stay focused on the puck."

Henrik Zetterberg and Mikael Samuelsson also scored for Detroit, which snapped St. Louis' four-game winning streak.

Manny Legace stopped 35 shots for the Blues.

"We didn't play hard enough, and that starts with me," St. Louis coach Andy Murray said.

The Blues were whistled for 11 penalties, and two of the Red Wings' goals came on the power play. Their first and second man-advantage units each produced a goal.

The first group features the top line of Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, and Tomas Holmstrom, with defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, and Brian Rafalski at the points.

The less heralded second unit has Cleary up front with Jiri Hudler, and Johan Franzen with Samuelsson and Niklas Kronwall back.

"We have some pretty good players on the second power-play unit," Cleary said. "We have confidence in ourselves to shoot the puck at the net."

Zetterberg gave Detroit a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal just 22 seconds into the game. St. Louis' Eric Brewer took a delay of game penalty when he accidentally shot the puck over the glass in his own zone 16 seconds in.

"It just went downhill from there," Legace said.

Zetterberg scored his 15th goal just 6 seconds later after taking a cross-crease pass from Tomas Holmstrom.

Samuelsson made it 2-0 with another power-play goal 5:16 into the second period. He beat Legace with a wrist shot from the right faceoff dot for his third goal.

Cleary's breakaway goal with 5:47 left in the middle period gave the Red Wings a 3-0 lead. After a fake, Cleary beat Legace with a forehand shot that the Blues goalie got a piece of but it went in for Cleary's seventh of the season.

"We played 60 minutes," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "I thought we had a lot of jump, and got good contributions from every player who dressed."

Notes: Lidstrom and Zetterberg lead Western Conference vote-getters in early fan balloting for the NHL All-Star Game. Lidstrom's 80,903 votes top the West, followed by Zetterberg with 58,074. ... Red Wings C Pavel Datsyuk is third among West forwards with 39,041 votes. ... Legace played with the Red Wings for six seasons from 1999-2000 until 2005-06, and Osgood played for the Blues in 2002-03, and 2003-04. ... Detroit C Tomas Kopecky injured a shoulder in the second period and didn't return. Babcock said Kopecky wouldn't play on Thursday against Nashville.

scoring summary
1st Period
00:22
DET
PPG - Henrik Zetterberg (15) ASST: Tomas Holmstrom (10), Brian Rafalski (15)
1 - 0 DET
2nd Period
05:16
DET
PPG - Mikael Samuelsson (3) ASST: Daniel Cleary (6), Jiri Hudler (6)
2 - 0 DET
14:13
DET
Daniel Cleary (7) ASST: Kris Draper (5), Nicklas Lidstrom (17)
3 - 0 DET
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
00:16
STL
Eric Brewer  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
03:24
STL
Barret Jackman  Hi-sticking against  Kris Draper
15:33
STL
Bryce Salvador  Hooking against  Pavel Datsyuk
2nd Period
01:17
STL
Martin Rucinsky  Holding against  Daniel Cleary
03:28
STL
Dan Hinote  Interference against  Daniel Cleary
05:57
DET
Kirk Maltby  Hooking against  Bryce Salvador
10:54
DET
Kris Draper  Interference against  Brad Boyes
18:29
STL
Barret Jackman  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Kirk Maltby
18:29
STL
Barret Jackman  Hooking against  Kirk Maltby
3rd Period
06:04
STL
David Perron  Holding against  Pavel Datsyuk
11:05
STL
Keith Tkachuk  Hi-sticking against  Brett Lebda
11:05
STL
Keith Tkachuk  Hi-sticking against  Brett Lebda
14:51
DET
Tomas Holmstrom  Interference against  Barret Jackman
19:08
STL
Erik Johnson  Holding against  Kirk Maltby
goalie stats
Manny Legace
SA: 38TOI: 59:50
Saves: 35EV: 25 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 10
SV%: .921SH: 2 - 2
Chris Osgood
SA: 12TOI: 60:00
Saves: 12EV: 6 - 6
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: 1.000SH: 4 - 4

 
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