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Kariya leads Blues to rare home win

Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 5:14 AM

Brian Compton - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Paul Kariya gave fans of the St. Louis Blues a reason to go home smiling on Tuesday night.

Kariya scored twice for his first goals at home in more than 15 months and the Blues recovered after blowing a two-goal lead in a 4-3 shootout win against the Detroit Red Wings at the Scottrade Center.

St. Louis is a League-worst 10-16-5 at home and has blown a lead in the third period eight times this season.

"Get the win first, but it was nice to get that monkey off my back at home," Kariya said. "I don't know what happened there, but it's behind us. Hopefully, they start flooding now."

T.J. Oshie and Brad Boyes scored in the shootout for St. Louis, while goalie Chris Mason clinched it with a left pad save on Henrik Zetterberg in the third round. Jason Williams scored in the shootout for Detroit.

"They have a tough crew of shooters, but our guys did a great job of scoring and taking the pressure off," Mason said. "I made a big save and that was the end of it."
 
Kariya redirected David Perron's shot for the Blues' first goal and added an assist for his second two-goal game of the season and sixth multipoint contest. Andy McDonald also scored in regulation for the Blues, who suffered a 5-2 loss at Colorado on Monday.

"Maybe we need to get less sleep the night before games, but we certainly had good energy and carried it in," Kariya said. "They certainly got some lucky goals and lucky bounces.

"It was a disappointing they got a point out of there, but we'll take the two points, obviously."

The Red Wings rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the final 5:34 on goals by Pavel Datsyuk and Valtteri Filppula. Johan Franzen, who missed 55 games with a torn ACL, had an assist in his return. He received 17:28 of ice time and had four shots on goal. Kris Draper also scored for Detroit, which received a 42-save performance from Jimmy Howard.

"It felt like the last game I played," Franzen said. "I thought it was going to be worse. Better than I thought it was going to be."
 
Datsyuk deflected the puck off his skate to cut the gap to 3-2 with 5:34 to go before Filppula capitalized on a bad clear by Keith Tkachuk to tie it with 2:20 remaining, scoring from a scrum in front of the net.

The Red Wings (27-21-11) have lost three in a row.

"We showed a lot of fight coming back," Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom said. "We played as a desperate team, we were the ones getting the pucks to the net and crashing the net and getting rewarded, too."

Material from wire services was used in this report.






scoring summary
1st Period
12:19
DET
Kris Draper (7) Deflected shot - ASST: Jonathan Ericsson (8), Darren Helm (9)
1 - 0 DET
2nd Period
12:20
STL
Paul Kariya (11) Wrist shot - ASST: David Perron (18), David Backes (20)
1 - 1 Tie
18:10
STL
Paul Kariya (12) Wrist shot - ASST: David Backes (21), Barret Jackman (12)
2 - 1 STL
3rd Period
06:57
STL
PPG - Andy McDonald (18) Deflected shot - ASST: Erik Johnson (22), Carlo Colaiacovo (13)
3 - 1 STL
14:26
DET
Pavel Datsyuk (16) Deflected shot - ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (30), Johan Franzen (2)
3 - 2 STL
17:40
DET
Valtteri Filppula (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Todd Bertuzzi (18), Brian Rafalski (24)
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDSTLDETTOTAL
1A. McDonald
P. Datsyuk
0 - 0
2T. Oshie
J. Williams
1 - 1
3B. Boyes
H. Zetterberg
2 - 1
penalty summary
1st Period
00:28
DET
Todd Bertuzzi  Holding against  Alexander Steen
04:20
STL
Brad Winchester  Fighting (maj) against  Brad May
04:20
DET
Brad May  Fighting (maj) against  Brad Winchester
10:06
STL
David Perron  Boarding against  Jason Williams
16:07
DET
Derek Meech  Holding against  David Perron
2nd Period
10:06
STL
David Perron  Interference against  Darren Helm
13:03
STL
Keith Tkachuk  Holding against  Darren Helm
3rd Period
01:28
DET
Brett Lebda  Tripping against  T.J. Oshie
03:43
STL
David Perron  Hi-sticking against  Brian Rafalski
05:17
DET
Daniel Cleary  Holding against  Mike Weaver
10:47
DET
Brad Stuart  Interference against  T.J. Oshie
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Jimmy Howard
SA: 45TOI: 65:00
Saves: 42EV: 30 - 32
PIM: 0PP: 12 - 13
SV%: .933SH: 0 - 0
Chris Mason
SA: 42TOI: 64:57
Saves: 39EV: 31 - 34
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .929SH: 2 - 2