Blues 4, Red Wings 1: Jaroslav Halak turned aside 22 shots and Alex Steen had a pair of assists as St. Louis breezed past host Detroit.Magnus Paajarvi and defensemen Barret Jackman, Jay Bouwmeester and Kevin Shattenkirk scored for St. Louis, which halted a two-game losing streak. Steen added a team-high seven shots on goal in his second game back from an 11-game concussion absence.Gustav Nyquist netted the lone goal for the Red Wings, who fell to 7-11-7 at Joe Louis Arena. Jimmy Howard allowed three goals on 25 shots before suffering a knee injury in the second period. Petr Mrazek came in and made 13 saves.Paajarvi opened the scoring at 11:13 of the first period, as the puck slid off his stick during a wraparound attempt, then glanced off a fallen Howard and into the net. Detroit drew even in the final minute of the session, as Nyquist gathered a loose puck in the low slot before waiting out Halak and beating him with a low wrist shot.The Blues struck twice early in the second, jumping ahead on Jackman's third goal of the season at 1:01 and making it 3-1 just 1:20 later on Shattenkirk's shot from the point that eluded Howard on the blocker side. St. Louis put the game out of reach early in the third, as Bouwmeester's shot bounced off the pants of Detroit's Riley Sheahan and past Mrazek.GAME NOTEBOOK: Howard's injury is to the same knee he sprained last month, according to coach Mike Babcock. ... Shattenkirk's goal ended a 10-game drought. ... Halak has allowed fewer than two goals in three of his last four starts.
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