The Detroit Red Wings fell into a 2-0 hole against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night, but climbed themselves out of it to score three unanswered and win their 11th straight game at home and their second in a row overall.
The Blues started the scoring in the first period on a power play goal 6:51 into the game. Matt D'Agostini scored on a slap shot assisted by Kevin Shattenkirk and Jason Arnott. The Blues outshot the Red Wings 10-7 in the opening frame and 18-12 in the second period.
After the Blues went up 2-0, the Red Wings finally tallied one on a power play goal from captain Nicklas Lidstrom at the 18:57 mark. The Wings carried that momentum into the third period wherein they outshot the Blues 13-4 and scored twice more (Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall) to pick up a 3-2 win.
The shots evened up when it was all said and done, Jimmy Howard saving more and picking up his league-leading 22nd win.
The Red Wings return to the ice on Friday when they do battle with bitter rival, the Chicago Blackhawks.