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RED WINGS 3, BLUES 5

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 1:47 AM
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RED WINGS 3, BLUES 5
Detroit Red Wings 3, St. Louis Blues 5
STOCKHOLM -- Andy Murray may want to petition the NHL to play in Sweden the next time his St. Louis Blues are scheduled to play the Detroit Red Wings this season. Mike Babcock may never want to see the inside of the Ericsson Globe again.
 
Again showing the resiliency that drove them to the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season, the Blues erased a two-goal deficit for the second-straight night and beat the Red Wings 5-3 on Saturday to go home with all four points available in the 2009 Compuware NHL Premiere-Stockholm.
 
The Blues got goals from Keith Tkachuk and Andy McDonald to erase an early 2-0 Red Wings' lead, and then Brad Boyes and Patrik Berglund scored 13 seconds apart midway through the second period to give St. Louis a 4-3 lead heading into the third period.
 
Tkachuk scored his second power-play goal of the night and second of the season 11:48 into the third period to make it 5-3. Blues goalie Ty Conklin, who made 29 saves, kept the lead at two goals with a great glove save on Pavel Datsyuk just 1:34 later.
 
Jimmy Howard started for the Red Wings and stopped 27 of 32 shots. After getting outshot 15-9 in the first period, the Blues outshot the Wings 13-7 in the second while scoring three times. St. Louis was also 3-for-5 on the power play.
 
Tomas Holmstrom gave all the fans here something to cheer about just 31 seconds into the game when he scored a disputed goal. The officials had to review the play to see if Holmstrom, who was standing right in front of the net, interfered with Conklin. It was determined he didn't when he got a piece of Brian Rafalski's point shot.
 
Henrik Zetterberg, who struggled in Friday's game, made a nice move around Berglund and then slotted a great pass to Dan Cleary for the second goal just 2:08 into the game. Cleary redirected the puck just inside the left post.
 
Zetterberg showed a jump he didn't have Friday night and the Wings, at least early, took his cue. They were all over the Blues, outshooting them 15-2 at one point. Detroit even had a goal disallowed when it was ruled that Cleary's stick was too high on his redirection of Jason Williams' point shot at 5:39 during a power play.
 
That would have given Detroit a 3-0 lead -- but instead the Blues survived that power play and killed off two more, back-to-back infractions by David Backes and David Perron, to keep the deficit at 2-0.
 
The Wings then gave St. Louis an opening by some committing penalties of their own. The Blues walked right through.
 
Even though they couldn't convert on a 5-on-3 for 66 seconds late in the period, the Blues got a goal from Tkachuk just five seconds after the two-man advantage ended.
 
Justin Abdelkader went to the penalty box early in the second for tripping Alex Steen in the neutral zone and McDonald capitalized at 3:47 with a backhander off a rebound from Boyes' blast from the left point to make it 2-2.
 
The tie didn't last long as Kronwall scored on the power play a little less than four minutes later to give Detroit the lead again, but the Wings' again couldn't hold onto it.
 
Boyes got the puck through Howard's pads at 13:24 and then Berglund rifled a 20-foot slap shot past the goalie 13 seconds later after darting through the middle to collect Erik Johnson's nice pass off the left wing boards.

--Dan Rosen, NHL.com
scoring summary
1st Period
00:31
DET
Tomas Holmstrom (1) Tip-in - ASST: Brian Rafalski (1), Johan Franzen (1)
1 - 0 DET
02:08
DET
Daniel Cleary (1) Tip-in - ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (1), Todd Bertuzzi (1)
2 - 0 DET
18:27
STL
PPG - Keith Tkachuk (1) Tip-in - ASST: Andy McDonald (2), Paul Kariya (1)
2 - 1 DET
2nd Period
03:47
STL
PPG - Andy McDonald (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Keith Tkachuk (2), Brad Boyes (1)
2 - 2 Tie
07:29
DET
PPG - Niklas Kronwall (1) Slapshot - ASST: Jason Williams (1), Henrik Zetterberg (2)
3 - 2 DET
13:24
STL
Brad Boyes (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jay McClement (3), Barret Jackman (1)
3 - 3 Tie
13:37
STL
Patrik Berglund (1) Slapshot - ASST: Erik Johnson (1), Darryl Sydor (1)
4 - 3 STL
3rd Period
11:48
STL
PPG - Keith Tkachuk (2) Tip-in - ASST: Erik Johnson (2), Paul Kariya (2)
5 - 3 STL
penalty summary
1st Period
02:40
DET
Johan Franzen  Roughing against  Barret Jackman
02:40
STL
Barret Jackman  Cross checking against  Johan Franzen
05:19
STL
T.J. Oshie  Slashing against  Brad Stuart
09:07
STL
David Backes  Roughing against  Brad Stuart
11:16
STL
David Perron  Charging against  Brett Lebda
13:36
DET
Brad Stuart  Holding the stick against  Andy McDonald
16:22
DET
Ville Leino  Interference against  David Backes
17:17
DET
Kirk Maltby  Elbowing against  Paul Kariya
2nd Period
03:09
DET
Justin Abdelkader  Tripping against  Alexander Steen
06:19
STL
Brad Winchester  Roughing against  Niklas Kronwall
3rd Period
11:20
DET
Pavel Datsyuk  Hooking against  B.J. Crombeen
19:06
STL
Keith Tkachuk  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
goalie stats
Jimmy Howard
SA: 32TOI: 58:22
Saves: 27EV: 17 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 12
SV%: .844SH: 1 - 1
Ty Conklin
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
Saves: 30EV: 21 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 10
SV%: .909SH: 0 - 0

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