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Tale of the tape: Red Wings-Blues

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

If the St. Louis Blues are to right their ship, they'll have to start the process against their Central Division rivals, the Red Wings.

The two will square off Wednesday night (7:30 p.m. EST, NBCSN, TSN2) with the Red Wings in the midst of a three-game win streak while the Blues have dropped five straight, including a pair of losses to Detroit.

The Blues and Red Wings have met seven times in the postseason, with Detroit winning five times, including the last four times they've met. The Blues are 1-7 in their last eight trips to Joe Louis Arena, with their last victory coming March 30, 2011.

The Red Wings were hammered by the Blues, 6-0, in each team's 2012-13 season opener, but answered by winning the next two meetings by a combined 10-4 score.

Here's a snapshot of this Midwestern rivalry that dates to 1967, the Blues' first year in the league.

                                                              ST. LOUIS                              DETROIT

Current record                                    6-5-1 (4th, Central)             7-4-1 (3rd, Central)

All-time record                                    1,550-1,434-432-102         2,718-2,288-815-85

Head-to-head record                        116-112-37-6                      118-109-37-7

Head-to-head playoff record            16-24                                     24-16

Stanley Cups                                       0                                             11

Hall of Famers                                     17                                           66

Most famous alumni                          Brett Hull                               Gordie Howe

2012-13 save percentage                .857                                        .910

Consecutive 100-point seasons     1                                             12

2012-13 power play ranking             1                                             23

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