Series (Game 2 of 8)

Detroit leads 7-1

Game 1: Wednesday, October 5th
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Game 2: Thursday, October 6th
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Game 3: Sunday, November 6th
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Game 4: Saturday, November 19th
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Game 5: Thursday, January 5th
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Game 6: Wednesday, February 1st
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Game 7: Monday, March 27th
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Game 8: Saturday, April 15th
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Red Wings 4

(2-0-0, 4 pts)

Blues 3

(0-2-0, 0 pts)

8:00 PM ET, October 6, 2005

Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri

1 2 3 T
DET 2 2 04
STL 1 0 23

J. Williams (Red Wings - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 3

D. Weight (Blues - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

A. Roach (Blues - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Detroit (1-0-0) at St Louis (0-1-0) 8:00 pm EDT

Detroit (1-0-0) at St Louis (0-1-0), 8:00 pm EDT

ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- The St. Louis Blues will look to exact a bit of revenge when they host the Detroit Red Wings in the back end of a home-and-home series Thursday.

The Blues dropped a 5-1 decision in Wednesday's season opener as Pavel Datsyuk and the Red Wings exploited St. Louis' defense and new goaltender Patrick Lalime.

Datsyuk scored one goal and assisted on another, Robert Lang notched a power-play tally and Tomas Holstrom supplied two assists for the Red Wings, who have won six straight season openers.

The Red Wings hope to build on their encouraging season-opening triumph. Detroit allowed just 14 shots and killed all six of St. Louis' power-play opportunities.

Lalime struggled, stopping just 20-of-24 shots before being pulled with 7:52 remaining in the second period. Backup Reinhard Divis did a commendable job in relief with 12 saves.

The Blues will be missing several familiar faces entering Thursday's home opener. Star defenseman Al MacInnis retired after 23 seasons, former Hart and Norris Trophy winner Chris Pronger was traded to Edmonton and center Pavol Demitra was signed by Los Angeles.

Defenseman Eric Brewer, who was acquired in the deal that sent Pronger to Edmonton, accounted for the Blues' lone goal Wednesday.