DETROIT (AP) The St. Louis Blues are getting back to their effective, grind-it-out ways of last season.
Brian Elliott made 28 saves for his 19th career shutout and Chris Porter scored the game's only goal in St. Louis' 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
"The way we're back winning these close games, we're back to playing the way we were last year," said Patrik Berglund, who had an assist on Porter's goal.
It was the Blues' fourth straight win as they moved into a tie with Minnesota for sixth place in the Western Conference.
"We've just got to keep building on things," Elliott said. "We don't have much time left so we just want to keep building."
Porter scored off a goalmouth scramble with 3:32 remaining in the second period with this second goal of the season.
"It was just two guys, Bergy (Berglund) and I, going to the net," Porter said. "The rebound popped out and I'm just trying to get it back into the crease and it went in."
The goal came as a surprise to Berglu...