Bill Guerin’s goal in the second period stood as the game’s only score in the Blues 1-0 shutout win over Detroit Thursday night. Manny Legace and Curtis Sanford combined to stop 23 shots in the net, holding the Red Wings scoreless for the first time in 176 games. It was the longest active scoring streak in the NHL.
Detroit had scored at least one goal in every game since Jan. 7, 2004. That streak came to an end, as did their five-game winning streak. Calgary holds the all-time record for consecutive games with a goal – 264 from Nov. 12, 1981 to Jan. 9, 1985.
Legace started the game, but had to leave the ice after colliding with Detroit’s Tomas Holmstrom in front of the net.
It was a big win for the Blues who had lost four of their last five heading into the game. They’ll play Philadelphia tomorrow night.