Blues, Brian Elliott shut out Red Wings, 1-0, as Detroit is shut out at home for first time in two years
The Detroit Red Wings could not take advantage of struggling goaltender Brian Elliott on Sunday, making him look like the Jennings Trophy winner of last season. Elliott made 28 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 1-0 victory at Joe Louis Arena. Chris Porter's second-period goal was all the offense the Blues needed. The Red Wings have been shut out four times this season. This was the first time they were shut out at home since Feb. 4, 2011 by Steve Mason of Columbus (3-0). Elliott came into the game with a 3.43 goals-against average and .866 save percentage. He made a few key stops, but benefited from a strong team defense and penalty killing (Detroit went 0 for 3 on the power play, registering only two shots). The Red Wings (19-15-5) are 1-3-1 in their past five home games, scoring only eight goals. The Blues (21-14-2) have won four in a row. The moved one point ahead of Detroit, into seven place in the Western Conference, and they have two games in hand on the Red Wings. St. Louis won the season series 3-1-1.
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