Jay Bouwmeester scored early in the third period on a long shot that deflected off a Red Wings player and gave St. Louis a three-goal advantage.
The Blues have received plenty of contributions from their D-men this season. Alex Pietrangelo, Shattenkirk and Bouwmeester each entered Monday’s game ranked among the top 12 defensemen in points.
STRONG SECOND PERIOD
After scoring two goals in the second period, St. Louis has now outscored its opponents 62-31 in the second period this season.
The 31 goals allowed is the lowest mark in the NHL for the second period, while the 62 scored is fourth most in the league.
For the record, the Blues have now outscored opponents 46-43 in the first period and 56-29 in the third period. These statistics don’t tell the whole story, of course, but certainly point to a continued emphasis on starting out games strong.