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Pavel Datsyuk, Ty Conklin lead Red Wings over Blues 4-1 @NHLdotcom

DETROIT - Pavel Datsyuk had two goals and an assist and Ty Conklin made 33 saves to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.

Nicklas Lidstrom had a goal and an assist and Tomas Holmstrom also scored for Detroit, which won for the eighth time in 10 games. Patrik Berglund scored for St. Louis, which has lost seven of its last eight, and Manny Legace stopped 37 shots.

Detroit led 2-0 after the first period.

Datsyuk opened the scoring 5:03 into the game with a power-play goal. He beat Legace with a wrist shot from the top inside edge of the left circle.

Lidstrom then capitalized on a 5-on-3 power play for his fifth goal, when he connected on a slap shot from the high slot with 9:39 left in the opening period.

The Red Wings scored twice more in the middle period.

Holmstrom got his 10th goal when he tipped in a shot by Brad Stuart 6:59 into the second period. Datsyuk scored his second goal of the game, which came shorthanded, with 4:34 left in the second. He made a move on St. Louis' Jeff Woywitka, after taking a pass from Marian Hossa, and then put in a shot from the slot. Hossa stole the puck in the Blues' zone. It was Datsyuk's 13th goal.

Berglund spoiled Conklin's shutout bid 1:14 into the third period when he scored from the right circle for his 12th goal after taking the puck away from Holmstrom along the boards.

Note: Detroit G Chris Osgood won't have to go on the long-term injured reserve list. He was able to practice effectively at Tuesday's morning skate after injuring his groin on Dec. 15. He backed up Conklin Tuesday night. ... St. Louis already has 201 man-games lost to injuries this season. ... Datsyuk has five goals and 10 points in his last four games.

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