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The Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis
04-15-2019, 11:23 AM,
The Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis
Blues share common traits after their most recent games Drew Doughty Jersey , but it’s not something either team is going to be celebrating as they prepare to meet Wednesday night in Detroit.Both the Wings and Blues scored a bunch of goals in their last game. Detroit scored five on the Columbus Blue Jackets and St. Louis potted four goals against the Winnipeg Jets. The problem was, they gave up a whole bunch more. The Wings were outscored 7-5 on Monday by the Blue Jackets, while the Blues were doubled 8-4 by the Jets on Saturday.Another slow start, a malady that’s been afflicting the Wings much of this season, got them again Monday, as they fell behind 5-1 before staging a rally.Article continues below ...“It was not nearly good enough,” Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. “I think we didn’t win enough of the 50-50 battles and we gave the puck away a little too easily in some areas.“We made it interesting at the end in the third, but we just couldn’t find a way to get it back. Unfortunately, it’s tough to win games when you spot them seven. You’re not going to win like that.”Detroit (10-11-3) is now on a three-game skid (0-2-1) after losing just once in the previous seven games.“The first period , we got outworked,” Detroit center Frans Nielsen said. “They skated more than we did. We got outworked, basically and I mean we don’t have the talent in here that we can afford to get outworked.“We’ve got to show up every night for 60 minutes if we want to win in this league.”The Blues (8-11-3) fell behind 6-2 against the Jets — the same score they beat the Nashville Predators by in their previous game.“This is a tough one to swallow, especially after the effort we gave (against Nashville),” Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo told “We’ve got to be ready to play.”Winnipeg’s Patrik Laine put five pucks in the St. Louis net, becoming the first NHL player to score five goals in a game since Detroit’s Johan Franzen did so against the Ottawa Senators on Feb. 2, 2011.The Blues have lost four of five and six of eight and were booed off the ice by their own fans for their dismal performance on Saturday.“I think we haven’t given them that much,” Blues forward Patrick Maroon said. “We haven’t given them St. Louis Blues hockey.”On the road, the Blues have one win in their last five games (1-3-1). They are 1-2 since Craig Berube replaced Mike Yeo as coach. One of their few bright spots has been the play of right-winger Vladimir Tarasenko Jake Muzzin Jersey , who has 5-7-12 totals in his last 14 games.For Detroit, right-winger Anthony Mantha scored twice and registered a season-high 10 shots in Monday’s setback. He has three goals in the last two games.“Mo, he’s a rare breed in a sense that he can score from anywhere with that shot of his,” Kronwall said. “He’s been playing well lately for quite a while now. It’s nice to see him get rewarded for it.” TAMPA, Fla, (AP) — Rookie Jordan Binnington stymied the NHL’s highest scoring team and Brayden Shenn broke out of a goal drought for the surging St. Louis Blues.Binnington made 32 saves, Shenn scored with 58.2 seconds left in overtime and the Blues won their fourth straight game, 1-0 over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.St. Louis is 10-4-1 since the start of this calendar year. Binnington has played a prominent role, going 8-1-1 with two shutouts since making his first NHL start on Jan. 7.“We’ve really come together as a team Jeff Carter Jersey ,” Binnington said. “We’re playing smart hockey, disciplined hockey. It’s just fun right now. I was just really excited when Schenner put that one home.”Schenn skated in from the left wing boards and beat Andrei Vasilevskiy for the win.“I owe these guys some goals,” said Schenn, who went 11 straight games without one. “Hopefully tonight’s a step in the right direction.”Vasilevskiy, who dropped to 9-0-1 this season following a loss, stopped 38 shots. The Lightning were coming off a 3-2 shootout loss Tuesday night to Vegas. Tampa Bay has lost consecutive games just twice this season.NHL-leading Tampa Bay has gone 4-3-2 over its last nine games. The Lightning have been held to two or fewer goals in seven of those contests.“You score a bunch of goals and you give up a bunch of goals,” Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. “Now we’re not scoring, but we’re not giving anything up. So, at some point we’ve got to find a happy medium.”After Colton Parayko hit the post , Vasilevskiy stopped Schenn’s in-close rebound while on his stomach with 7 ½ minutes left in the first.Binnington got a piece of Nikita Kucherov’s shot off a faceoff midway through the second that also hit the crossbar. He also had an in-close save on Victor Hedman during a 2-on-1 early into overtime.“Fastest game all year we’ve played by far,” Schenn said. “They’re a fast team. We moved the puck quick. That’s the games that you want to be part of, those are fun.”Tampa Bay’s No. 2 ranked short-handed unit kept St. Louis off the scoreboard and had a quality scoring on each of three consecutive penalty kills in the second.The Blues outshot Tampa Bay 15-8 during the opening period, and 32-19 through two.“We had plenty of chances during the game and the goalie made some saves,” Cooper said. “Not a whole lot to complain about other than the fact the first half of the game we didn’t have that killer instinct to go to the net and shoot pucks as we did the second half.”St. Louis has outshot its opponent in 18 straight games, which is three away from the team record set during the 2001-02 season.Tampa Bay’s top-ranked power play went 0 for 2.NOTES: Tampa Bay star Steven Stamkos was held off the scoresheet on his 29th birthday. … Blues C Ryan O’Riley had an eight-game point streak (four goals, 11 points) end on his 28th birthday. … St. Louis D Carl Gunnarsson sat out with an upper-body injury. … Tampa Bay RW Ryan Callahan was scratched for the second straight game and fourth time in five games.UP NEXTBlues: Start a home-and-home Saturday with Nashville in St. Louis. The teams then play Sunday in Nashville.Lightning: Host Pittsburgh on Saturday night.

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