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Blues surge to 4-1 victory over Red Wings

Monday, January 20, 2014 | 10:06 p.m. CST; updated 10:52 p.m. CST, Monday, January 20, 2014

DETROIT — Magnus Paarjarvi, Barret Jackman, Kevin Shattenkirk and Jay Bouwmeester scored to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-1 victory Monday night over the Detroit Red Wings.

Alex Steen had two assists, and Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves for the Blues, who had lost their previous two games.

Paarjarvi opened the scoring with 8:47 left in the opening period when he banked one in off Howard's leg on a wraparound from behind the net. It was Paarjarvi's fourth goal.

Nyquist's power-play goal tied the game with 27 seconds remaining in the first. He controlled and put in a loose puck during a goalmouth scramble for Nyquist's sixth goal and his first in nine games.

Jimmy Howard stopped 22 shots before being replaced by Petr Mrazek midway through the second period because of a lower-body injury. Mrazek made 13 saves.

The game was tied at 1 after the first 20 minutes despite St. Louis outshooting Detroit 18-7.

Jackman broke the 1-1 tie with a screened one-time shot from the high slot at 1:01 of the second period with the teams playing 4-on-4. It was Jackman's third goal of the season.

Jackman and Shattenkirk scored 1:20 apart early in the second period to put the Blues up 3-1.

Shattenkirk's goal was on the power play and came on a screened shot from the left point 2:21 into the period. It was Shattenkirk's seventh goal.

Bouwmeester got his fourth goal, 2:14 into the third, when his shot from the left point went in off the Red Wings' Riley Sheahan.


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