Blues' skid hits seven games

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Red Wings posted a 4-1 road victory.

ST. LOUIS -- Steve Yzerman scored his 690th goal to tie Mario Lemieux for eighth place on the career list and help the NHL-leading Detroit Red Wings beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Monday night.

The 40-year-old Yzerman scored midway through the second period off a scrum that started with Niklas Kronwall's shot from the slot. Blues goalie Patrick Lalime made the save on Kronwall, but the rebound ended up on Yzerman's stick just to the left of the goal, and the Detroit captain buried it for his 12th goal of the season.

Next up for Yzerman is Mark Messier, seventh with 694 goals.

Manny Legace made 20 saves for the Red Wings. His bid for a second straight shutout was ruined when the Petr Cajanek scored of a faceoff with 57.3 seconds left.

Kurt Maltby, Johan Franzen and Tomas Holmstrom also scored for the Red Wings, 10-1-2 this month and 89-31-17 in March since 1994-95.

The Blues dropped all four games on their homestand and have lost seven in a row overall, marking the third time that St. Louis has lost at least seven straight. Heading into this season, the longest losing streak in Blues' history was seven games.

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