St. Louis goalie Manny Legace stopped Jason Williams on his attempt and Pavel Datsyuk hit the goal post. Petr Cajanek scored twice for the Blues, who beat Detroit for only the third time in their last 16 games, and Dallas Drake added two assists. Legace stopped 41 shots in his first game back at Joe Louis Arena after playing with Detroit for seven seasons.
He signed with the Blues as a free agent during the off-season.
Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and an assist and Nicklas Lidstrom also scored for the Red Wings, who are winless in their last four games. Dominik Hasek made 17 saves.