Wings Feel Blue After St Louis Wins in OT
St Louis spirits are high after they squash a five game losing streak on Wednesday night, but the Detroit Red Wings cannot say the same. The Wings fell 4 to 3 against the Blues in overtime.
Even a fancy wrist shot from behind the endline from Wings star Pavel Datsyuk in the second couldn't help the Wings pull off a win. St Louis dominated with shots on goal through all periods except the first, totaling up to 25 to 18 at the end of the game.
The first period was the only which brought Wings fans hope. Tomas Tatar scored his first goal of the season a little over two minutes into the game, followed by another first goal of the season from Drew Miller five minutes later. The Wings had high hopes with a 2 to 0 lead. However, the period ended with what seemed to be a game stopper for Detroit; a short handed goal from Patrik Berglund. Detroit had a lead with 11 shots on goal compared to three from the Blues in the first
It seemed that an entirely different team stepped out on to the ice in the second wearing Red and White. A shot from Vladimir Tarasenko on the power play would even things up at 2-2. About a minute later, Chris Stewart brought the Blues to the lead with a backhanded shot. As metnioned before, Datsyuk ended the peroid evening the score back up to 3-3. The Blues still dominated shots on goal, 14-5.
The third period seemed to show both teams getting tired. No goals in the third, but the Blues had six shots on goal. Detroit did not have a shot on goal until the last two minutes of play in the third and it was their only one. The scoreless period sent the tied teams into overtime, where Alexander Steen's goal 52 seconds in helped the Blues stop a losing streak. Steen's game winning goal brought the ending score to 4 to 3.
The game overall was significantly disappointing. Detroit seemed to leave the ice after the first period and never return. Between the second and the third, the Wings had a whopping six shots on goal. It seemed that the game was a result of the Wings not shooting the puck and the Blues continuing to fight hard. Hopefully the break the Wings had until before facing the Ducks will assist them to play a bit more aggressively.