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Red Wings fall in overtime to St. Louis 4-3

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Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock .  REUTERS
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock . REUTERS

Detroit, MI (WQLR) – Alexander Steen scored 52 seconds into overtime as the St. Louis Blues overcame a two goal first period deficit to defeat the Red Wings 4-3 on Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena.

The game on Wednesday was already the fourth matchup between the Central Division rivals. The two teams played less than a week ago with the Wings coming away with a 5-1 victory, with four goals coming from their third and fourth lines.

Wednesday’s game started the game way for Detroit, as the bottom two lines were the source of the Wings first two goals. Tomas Tatar and Drew Miller each tallied their first goals of the season, giving the Wings a 2-0 advantage.

Before the first period ended, Patrik Berglund cut the Wings’ lead in half, scoring a short-handed goal with 12 seconds remaining on Detroit’s power play, created by a Barret Jackman cross-checking penalty.

During the second period, Vladimir Tarasenko tied the game for St. Louis with a power play goal and Chris Stewart put the Blues ahead 1:45 later.

Pavel Datsyuk tied the game at three with 7:21 left in the second after he banked a shot from behind the end line of off Blues’ goalie Jake Allen’s arm and into the net.

The Wings outshot the Blues 11-3 through the first period, but the Blues fired 15 more shots after the opening intermission.

The win snapped a five game losing streak for the Blues, while the loss ended a three game winning streak for the Wings.

Detroit was 0 for 4 on the power play, while St. Louis went 1 for 3.

Jimmy Howard made 21 saves for Detroit.

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