Datsyuk, Kronwall give Wings 3-2 win over Blues

Datsyuk, Kronwall give Wings 3-2 win over Blues

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Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) of Sweden is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Detroit, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. Detroit won 3-2. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Posted on December 27, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 27 at 10:34 PM

DETROIT (AP) -- Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall scored 56 seconds apart in the third period to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 comeback win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.

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Datsyuk added an assist, and Nicklas Lidstrom also scored for Detroit, which won its 11th consecutive home game. Ian White had two assists, and Jimmy Howard stopped 29 shots.

Matt D'Agostini and Alexander Steen scored for St. Louis, and Jason Arnott and Kevin Shattenkirk both had two assists. Brian Elliott made 29 saves.

Datsyuk tied the game at 2 with 8:41 left, deflecting White's shot out of the air off the rush for his 12th goal. Kronwall netted his eighth with a wrist shot from the left point with 7:45 remaining.

Lidstrom put Detroit on the board during a power play with 1:03 left in the second period. He scored his eighth of the season when he beat Elliott by one-timing a carom off the boards from the left point.

D'Agostini gave the Blues a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal 6:51 in. He tipped Shattenkirk's shot from the point out of the air and past Howard for his eighth goal.

Steen made it 2-0 with another power-play effort with 6:52 left in the middle period. Howard seemingly had Arnott's shot in his pads, but the puck trickled between his legs. Steen put it into the empty net as he skated behind Howard for his 13th goal.

 

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