The St. Louis Blues shut out the Detroit Red Wings by a final score of 1-0 on Sunday afternoon.
This game was a hard-hitting, tightly contested affair for most of the game, and there was hardly any room to skate for large portions of the game.
No one scored in the first period, but Chris Porter puts in a goal late in the second period on a massive scrum in front of the goal that gave the Blues a 1-0 lead they needed to start their defensive clamp down of Detroit.
Detroit put on a furious offense sequence with four minutes to go in the game, even generating scoring chances while down a man late in the game.
The Red Wings seemed out of line in this game offensively as many of their passes did not connect and the Blues capitalized with scoring chances on Jimmy Howard.
Both Jimmy Howard and Brian Elliott were stellar in this game. Howard stopped 24 of 25 shots, while Elliott put up a 28-save shutout.
Detroit now sits 8th overall in the Western Conference with a 19-15-5 record. They are three points up on ninth-place Phoenix, but with the return of goaltender Mike Smith and the fact that the Coyotes have a game in hand on Detroit, the Coyotes could challenge the Red Wings for that spot very soon.
St. Louis now moves to sixth place with a 21-14-2 record. A Minnesota Wild regulation loss later today could keep them in sixth place for longer than just today.
St. Louis Blues 1, Detroit Red Wings 0. Final Score.
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