The Detroit Red Wings won their second straight game in their annual Thanksgiving eve game. The team moved to 15-5-1 with a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues. The Wings controlled the game and outshot the Blues, 38-12.
Chris Osgood earned his 44th shutout and is now 10-1 this season, which is pretty impressive if you ask me.
"I can say I'm feeling pretty good and looking forward to the practices and games, and keeping myself sharp," Osgood said. "When you're feeling good, you're feeling confident in your abilities."
The Blues got in a bit of penalty trouble with 11 trips to the box (the Wings only had three penalties). The Wings were able to capitalize on two of those power plays with a goal by Henrik Zetterberg in the first and Mikael Samuelsson in the second on the power play. Zetterberg's goal had come just 22 seconds into the game. The final goal came from Dan Cleary later in the second. Cleary also earned an assist last night, which is why he was named the first star of the game.
The only bad news is that forward Tomas Kopecky suffered a shoulder injury and did not return to the game. He is listed as day to day and will not play in tonight's game.
With last night's victory, Detroit is 4-4-1 against fellow Central Division opponents.