Pavel Datsyuk’s wrist shot from inside the left circle beat Blues goalie Brian Elliott over the right shoulder with 2.2 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Red Wings a 3-2 victory at Scottrade Center on Thursday.
Joakim Andersson and Tomas Tatar each scored a goal one minute apart in the second period to give Detroit a 2-0 lead as the Wings finished a six-game road trip 4-2. They’ve won six of their last nine.
Petr Mrazek made 25 saves for the Red Wings. The 22-year-old came into the game with a 2-0-0 record, 0.80 goals-against average and .969 save percentage in three career games against the Blues, but the Blues rallied in the third period to earn at least a point in the standings.
David Backes tipped in a Jay Bouwmeester wrist shot from the point past Mrazek 3:58 into the third period while on the power play. It was Backes’ 16th goal. Late in the game, Alexander Steen extended his point streak to eight games (six goals, eight assists), when he scored his 14th off a redirection of Alex Pietrangelo’s pass with 47.6 seconds remaining in regulation.