By Dave Hart
Red Wings 2, Blues 1 (SO) – Henrik Zetterberg’s goal during the eighth round of the shootout led to a road win against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.
St. Louis opened the scoring on a goal by Kevin Shattenkirk 2:31 into the second period.
The game remained tied throughout the rest of regulation and five-minute overtime.
Alexander Steen opened the shootout with a goal for the Blues.
The Red Wings tied the shootout in the second round on a Gustav Nyquist shot.
Detroit’s captain Zetterberg finally snapped the tie during the eighth round.
Red Wings’ goaltender Petr Mrazek picked up the win, stopping 31 of 32 shots during the regulation and overtime. He made seven of eight saves in the shootout period.
Record: 6-2-0 12 pts
2nd Place in Atlantic Division (3 points behind Montreal Canadiens)
2nd Place in Eastern Conference (3 points behind Montreal Canadiens)
5 points ahead of three teams for final playoff spot
Magic # of points to clinch a playoff berth: 146 pts
Magic # of points to clinch a regular season Atlantic Division title: 152 pts
Magic # of points to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 152 pts
Next Game: 10/29/2016 vs. Boston Bruins 7:00 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena
Stats: Goals- Frans Nielsen (2). Assists- Darren Helm (3), Alexey Marchenko (3). SO- DET 2 (Gustav Nyquist, Henrik Zetterberg) STL 1. Goalie- Petr Mrazek W (4-2-0) 31 saves on 32 shots.