Datsyuk, Red Wings edge the Blues in overtime


Pavel Datsyuk scored with 2.2 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Detroit Red Wings over the St. Louis Blues 3-2 Thursday night.

With the win, Detroit has won back-to-back games.

Petr Mrazek, who entered the game with a 2-0-0 record to go along with a 0.80 G.A.A. and a .969 save percentage in four career appearances versus the Blues, made 25 saves for the win.

Joakim Andersson and Tomas Tatar scored a minute apart in the second period to give the Red Wings a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes.

Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg had an excellent chance with the Red Wings up 1-0 in the second, but was robbed by the glove of Brian Elliott.

David Backes and Alexander Steen scored third period goals to tie it 2-2.

Elliott made 21 saves in the loss.

The loss snaps St. Louis’ five-game win streak.