St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo (27) and Detroit Red Wings' Drew Miller collide while chasing a puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Sarah Conard) By Sarah Conard
St. Louis Blues celebrate a goal by Erik Johnson (6) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Sarah Conard) By Sarah Conard
Detroit Red Wings' Todd Bertuzzi steals the puck from St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen, knocking Steen's stick out of his hand, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Sarah Conard) By Sarah Conard
Detroit Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood blocks a shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Sarah Conard) By Sarah Conard
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Patrik Berglund broke a 10-game scoring drought with two goals to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.
Berglund scored twice in a span of 4:20 in the first period to break a 1-1 tie. The win helped the Blues keep pace in the tight Western Conference. They had won two of their previous seven home games after starting the season 8-0-1.
Jaroslav Halak stopped 35 shots to improve to 13-10-4. Halak had given up 11 goals on 67 shots in two losses to Detroit earlier this season.
Berglund got the second two-goal game of his career. He scored twice in a 2-0 win over Los Angeles on March 24, 2009. The 25th overall pick in the 2006 draft, Berglund whistled a shot off defenseman Niklas Kronwall to give St. Louis a 2-1 lead.
Erik Johnson and Matt D'Agostini also scored for the Blues, who won for the third time in five games. Johnson tallied on a power play in the opening period. It was his second goal of the season and first in 25 games. D'Agostini converted on a breakaway to give St. Louis a 4-1 lead in the second period.
Detroit goalie Chris Osgood, with 399 wins, was looking to becoming the 10th goalie in NHL history to record 400.
The Red Wings, who had a two-game winning streak snapped, were without leading point-producer Pavel Datsyuk, who suffered a broken bone in his right hand in a 5-4 overtime win over Vancouver on Wednesday.
Johan Franzen, who scored the Red Wings' first goal, took over for Datsyuk on a line with Tomas Holmstrom and Henrik Zetterberg. Datsyuk has 12 goals and 27 assists. He has played in at least 75 games each of the past six seasons.
Nicklas Lidstrom cut the deficit to 4-2 during a two-man advantage in the second period. Patrick Eaves followed with his eighth goal just over five minutes later.
Detroit outshot St. Louis 15-4 in a scoreless third period.
Notes: Detroit defenseman Brian Rafalski has eight assists in his past five games. ... St. Louis has sold out all 17 of its home games this season. ... St. Louis Cardinals players Matt Holliday and David Freese were in attendance. ... This was the first game of a five-game homestand for St. Louis. ...Detroit is 8-5-1 on the road. .... St. Louis center T.J. Oshie, out with a broken ankle, turned 24 on Thursday.
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