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St. Louis 5, Detroit 2
When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, March 21, 2019
Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Referees: Pierre Lambert, Dan O'Rourke
Linesmen: Brad Kovachik, Steve Miller
Attendance: 18272

Fourth-liner Ivan Barbashev recorded his first career hat trick as the host St. Louis Blues skated to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.

St. Louis native Patrick Maroon scored in his career-high fourth consecutive contest, Oskar Sundqvist also tallied and rookie Jordan Binnington finished with 20 saves as the Blues improved to 3-0-1 in their last four games.

Alex Steen had three assists, including setting up both of Barbashev's goals in the second period to push his career point total to 600. He and his father Thomas became the fourth father-son duo in NHL history to each reach that plateau, joining Gordie and Mark Howe, Bobby and Brett Hull, and Peter and Paul Stastny.

St. Louis' David Perron notched an assist on Sundqvist's first-period tally to extend his personal point streak to 17 games, becoming the third player in franchise history to accomplish the feat.

Detroit's Thomas Vanek scored twice to give him four points (three goals, one assist) in two meetings with the Blues this season. Jonathan Bernier turned aside 19 shots for the reeling Red Wings, who have lost 13 of their last 16 (3-10-3).

With his mother, father and brother in attendance, Barbashev backhanded a loose puck past Bernier to give St. Louis a 2-1 lead at 3:22 of the second period before cleaning up his own rebound nearly five minutes later to double the advantage. He capped his hat trick by scoring into an empty net with 49 seconds remaining in the third period.

Vanek beat a screened Binnington to trim Detroit's deficit to 3-2 at 8:48 of the third period, but Maroon tapped home a loose puck at the doorstep to regain the Blues' two-goal edge just 1:31 later.

Rookie Taro Hirose notched his second assist in as many games after Vanek cleaned up his rebound from the right doorstep to open the scoring at 2:05 of the first period.

St. Louis answered at 11:46 of the session as Sundqvist deposited defenseman Michael Del Zotto's backhanded centering feed past Bernier.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Detroit   St. Louis
Thomas Vanek 2 Points Ivan Barbashev 3
Thomas Vanek 2 Goals Ivan Barbashev 3
Madison Bowey 1 Assists Alexander Steen 3
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Bernier .826 Save Percentage Jordan Binnington .909
Jonathan Bernier 19 Saves Jordan Binnington 20
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 22 2 0-1 2-2 4 24
St. Louis 24 5 0-2 1-1 2 21
Upcoming Games
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Blues have a W/L % of .474 after a win and .583 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Vegas. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .298 after a loss.