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Posted on Wed, Dec 7, 2011 : 8:03 a.m.

Blues' power-play goals sting Red Wings; Lions have bigger worries than penalties

By Staff


St. Louis Blues right wing David Backes scores in the third period against goalie Jimmy Howard and the Red Wings.

Associated Press

An "all-in" mentality is one reason the St. Louis Blues have beaten the Detroit Red Wings twice this season, reports.

The Blues scored two power-plays goals Tuesday in a 3-2 victory against the visiting Wings, and have held Detroit to two goals in the two games.

"When you play Detroit ... if you’re just a little bit in, they push you right out," St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock said. "The thing that has impressed me is that for two games now, we’ve had an all-in mentality and we’ve been competitive against them and that’s a really good sign."

The Blues are 9-2-3 since Hitchcock took over the team earlier this season.