Scottie Upshall scored two first-period goals to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 6-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night.
Kevin Shattenkirk, MacKenzie Entwistle and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for the Blues, who had lost two straight. Carter Hutton made 20 saves for his fourth win in five starts.
Jimmy Howard made 24 saves for the Red Wings, who have lost four of five.
The Red Wings opened the scoring with 11:14 remaining in the first period when Luke Glendening converted a pass from Justin Abdelkader for his first goal of the season.
The Blues tied it with 7:28 left in the period as Upshall scored his first goal of the season after Hutton stopped Kyle Quincey’s shot from the point and the rebound went to Upshall in the slot.
The Blues took the lead for good 2:44 into the second period as Shattenkirk’s slap shot from the point beat Howard for his fifth goal of the season.
St. Louis took a 3-1 lead with 9:38 left in the second when Entwistle collected a rebound of Alex Pietrangelo’s shot and scored for his second goal of the season.
Drew Stafford cut the Blues’ lead to one goal with 6:02 remaining in the second, but Tarasenko restored the Blues’ two-goal advantage with 3:37 remaining in the period, beating Howard on a wrist shot from the right circle.
Pietrangelo made it 5-1 at 12:44 of the third, giving the Blues defenseman his first goal of the season.
Jeremy Marchessault added an empty-net goal at 18:43.
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By Jay Cohen, AP Sports Writer