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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 AnnArbor.com Staff

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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, MLive.com 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.

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