The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS -- Detroit avoided losing to another St. Louis team, getting two goals from Tomas Holmstrom off setups from Pavel Datsyuk in the Red Wings' 3-2 victory over the Blues on Saturday night.
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, fresh from a five-game World Series victory over the Tigers, dropped the ceremonial first puck. It failed to spur the Blues, who have lost eight of nine to the Red Wings the last two seasons.
Bill Guerin scored his fourth goal on a deflection in the second period for the Blues, who played their first game in a week. Radek Dvorak's short-handed breakaway cut the gap to one with 3:26 to go.
Detroit played for the second straight night after winning 5-4 at Dallas on Friday.
Red Wings backup goalie Chris Osgood, formerly with the Blues, outplayed Manny Legace, who joined St. Louis as a free agent in the offseason.