St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz, right, celebrates his empty net goal against the Detroit Red Wings with Vladimir Tarasenko in the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Detroit. St. Louis won 2-0. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer
DETROIT (AP) - Carter Hutton made 25 saves for his second straight shutout, Ivan Barbashev scored 2:06 into the game and Jaden Schwartz had an empty-net goal in the final seconds, helping the St. Louis Blues beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 on Wednesday night.
The Blues have won a season-high five straight games, and coach Mike Yeo has won six of seven since replacing the fired Ken Hitchcock.
Detroit has dropped five straight games for the second time in less than a month, matching its season-long losing streak. Detroit also lost five straight following a 6-2 start to what's become a difficult season.
The Red Wings played their first home game since team owner Mike Ilitch died Friday.
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