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Red Wings remain hot at home, beat Blues

Jan 23, 2012, 11:42 PM EDT

The Red Wings extended their franchise record for consecutive home wins to 17 as they beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1. Jimmy Howard became the first goalie to record 30 victories this season while Pavel Datsyuk scored a goal and an assist.

Detroit continues to rank atop the NHL, adding to its leads over Central Division rivals from Chicago and St. Louis to three points each. Obviously the Red Wings still don’t have much room to breathe, but one could argue that Detroit won a “statement game” tonight.

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  1. polegojim - Jan 24, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    Great Detroit Win!!!

    Note to Blues – You WILL NOT intimidate the Red Wings. You’d have been better off just playing hockey. Watch out next time though Mr. Stuart.

    KEEP going RED WINGS!

    • polegojim - Jan 24, 2012 at 12:14 AM

      I mean what out Mr. Stewart…. great hit by Brad Stuart. Legal, yet nasty.

  2. hockinj25 - Jan 24, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Blues showed that they are still young and undisciplined. if they want to compete with the best they better show some more maturity

    • cmutimmah - Jan 24, 2012 at 1:44 PM

      Exactly. But the Langenbruenner penalty for knocking a stick out of a guy’s hands and almost out of the rink was just a dumb play. The puck wasn’t in the area that he swung in and that’s how people get hurt.

      The Red Wings fans clamored for tougher defensemen for the past 20 years, Brad Stuart, Kronwall, and even Little Jon Ericsson have really answered the call.

      • cmutimmah - Jan 24, 2012 at 1:47 PM

        dumb play by a veteran*

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