DETROIT - Marian Hossa had the game-winner in a shootout after scoring twice in regulation, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues and ending a season-high five-game skid.
Barret Jackman scored midway through the third period to extend the game after rookies T.J. Oshie and Patrik Berglund scored tying goals in the second for the Blues.
Detroit's Kirk Maltby scored early in the second and Hossa had two goals later in the period for the defending Stanley Cup champions. Chris Osgood made 31 saves.
St. Louis' Chris Mason had to stop just 13 shots in regulation and overtime after replacing Manny Legace early in the second period. Legace gave up three goals on just eight shots.
Detroit failed to keep three leads in regulation, but made up for it in the shootout when Jiri Hudler and Hossa scored and Legace turned away David Perron's final attempt for the Blues.
Hossa, who signed a one-year deal at a discount to chase a championship with the Red Wings, has had five two-goal games for them and 59 in his career.
He has 26 goals this season, three fewer than he had last season for the runner-up Pittsburgh Penguins and Atlanta Thrashers. The 29 goals were the fewest he scored since having the same total during the 1999-2000 season with Ottawa.
The Blues took advantage of being on a power play for five minutes midway through the third period after Detroit defenceman Andreas Lilja was called for a game misconduct and boarding after hitting David Backes from behind, slamming his face into the glass.
With 22 seconds left in the power play, Jackman scored on a shot from the top of the right circle that got past Osgood in part because he was shielded by St. Louis' Keith Tkachuk in front of the net.
The Red Wings have struggled lately, but they've been effective at home, winning eight of their last nine at Joe Louis Arena.
The Blues have a Western Conference-low 44 points and trail the Central Division-leading Red Wings by 27 points.
Both teams got off to a lacklustre start, combining to take just five shots in the first 20 minutes to tie an NHL low for a first period this season. Then, they combined for five goals on 11 shots by the middle of the second period.
Notes: Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg (back) missed his third straight game, but hopes to play Wednesday night at home against Phoenix. ... The five combined shots matched an NHL low for a first period this season, tying the five shots the Los Angeles Kings and Columbus Blue Jackets had in the first period on Dec. 6, 2008, according to STATS. ... The Blues are 0-3 against Detroit this season. ... Detroit's Kris Draper received a standing ovation during the first period when it was announced he was playing in his 1,000th NHL game. ... The Blues drafted Berglund 25th overall in 2006 and Oshie 24th overall in 2005. ... St. Louis outshot Detroit 28-19 in regulation.