The Red Wings used a balanced attack last night to beat the Blues in St. Louis 5-to-1. Peter Mrazek recalled from Grand Rapids on Monday, made 26 saves in his NHL debut.
First string goalie Jimmy Howard was given the night off after starting the first nine games of the season. Cory Emmerton had a goal and an assist for the Red Wings, who snapped a two game skid with their second win in three tries against St. Louis this year. Daniel Cleary, Jakub Kindl, Damien Brunner and Valtteri Filppula also lit the lamp. Brunner’s score put st. Louis down by 3 goals
Detroit will take a 5-4-and-1 record into tomorrow afternoon’s game against Edmonton at Joe Louis Arena.
In college hockey, tonight and tomorrow night, Western Michigan hosts Miami at Lawson Ice Arena while Michigan is at Notre Dame.
Michigan State has a home-n-home series with Bowling Green beginning with M-S-U on the road tonight. And in minor league hockey, in the ECHL, the Kalamazoo Wings are away for 3 games this weekend, starting tonight at Elmira.