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Detroit Dominates St. Louis With A 6-1 Victory

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Detroit, MI—-In a commanding performance, the Detroit Red Wings surged past the St. Louis Blues with a resounding 6-1 win. Alex DeBrincat led the charge with two goals and an assist, while Patrick Kane extended his point streak to seven games with a goal and an assist of his own. The Red Wings wasted no time, scoring three goals within the first six minutes of the game.

Michael Rasmussen and newcomers Robby Fabbri and J.T. Compher also found the back of the net for the Wings. Goalkeeper Alex Lyon stood tall with 22 saves to secure the victory. Despite Zachary Bolduc’s birthday goal for the Blues and a goaltending change, the Red Wings maintained their dominance throughout the game.

“I think we’ve struggled with our starts in the past couple games, so that was an emphasis today,” DeBrincat said. “We did a good job, obviously, scoring three early goals and just trying to keep it up.”

Detroit doubled their lead with another rush goal. This time Rasmussen converted Raymond’s pass on a 2-on-1 break.

The Red Wings’ previous two wins came in overtime.

Detroit struck again off the rush 63 seconds later. Blues winger Kasperi Kapanen tried to clear the puck from the crease, but he smoked it off Fabbri and into the net.

With this win, Detroit claimed their fourth consecutive victory, showcasing their determination to climb the Eastern Conference standings.

“We obviously hadn’t started well in our last three games, but the boys were skating tonight,” Detroit Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde said. “We got some finishes in the first period and we played a really complete game.”

UP NEXT:

Blues: Visit Winnipeg on Tuesday night.

Red Wings: At Chicago on Sunday.