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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Petr Mrazek made 26 saves in his NHL debut, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.
Detroit halted a two-game skid with its second win in three tries against St. Louis this season.
The Blues, who beat Detroit 6-0 on Jan. 19, dropped their third in a row. They have lost three successive games in regulation for the first time since Feb. 27 to March 5, 2011.
Daniel Cleary and Jakub Kindl scored first-period goals for the Red Wings, who beat St. Louis 5-3 in Detroit on Friday. Cory Emmerton and Damien Brunner added second-period goals 91 seconds apart.
Mrazek, recalled from Grand Rapids on Monday, stopped the first 14 shots he faced. Jimmy Howard, the team's No. 1 goalie, was given the night off after starting the first nine games of the season.
Cleary scored on the rebound of a shot by Tomas Tatar at 5:14 of the first period. Kindl snapped a wrist shot past Brian Elliott at 11:50.
Elliott, who fell to 3-4-0, was pulled from Tuesday's 6-1 loss to Nashville after giving up four goals on 11 shots.
St. Louis defenseman Alex Pietrangelo cut the deficit to 2-1 with a power-play goal in the second period. It was the Blues' seventh power-play goal against Detroit this season.
Detroit answered 1:48 later on a goal by Emmerton. Brunner then pushed the lead to 4-1 with his fifth goal of the season.
Valtteri Filppula added an unassisted goal in the third.
Drew Miller had two assists for the Red Wings.
NOTES: St. Louis D Wade Redden appeared in his 1,000th NHL game. ... Detroit LW Henrik Zetterberg extended his point streak to seven games with an assist on Brunner's goal. Zetterberg has 12 points in his last seven contests. ... Detroit has scored in the first period in just three of 10 games. ... The teams played three times in the first 10 games and will meet two more times this season. ... St. Louis has scored at least one power-play goal in its last four games. ... Mrazek complied a 16-7-3 record in the minors.
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This has been Petr Mrazek’s first year as a professional after playing three seasons in the OHL. He started off the season with the Toledo Walleye in the ECHL and then moved to the AHL to play for the Grand Rapids Griffins, the Detroit Red Wings minor league affiliate. On Thursday night, the Red Wings 5th round pick from 2010, will make his first career NHL start. With his...
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Rookie Petr Mrazek, one of the gems of Detroit’s minor-league system, will make his first NHL start on Thursday night, as the Red Wings head into St. Louis to take on the Blues.
Multiple reports confirmed the news Thursday afternoon, following rumors of the possible switch in net. The Red Wings just called Mrazek up from Grand Rapids following Detroit’s loss to Calgary on Tuesday...
Let's celebrate Petr Mrazek's NHL debut with a look back on his highlights from the 2012 WJC, where he was absolutely dominant (and hilarious)
Petr Mrazek (centre) made 26 saves in his NHL debut to earn a 5-1 victory. (Photo from Getty Images) Making his NHL debut, 20-year-old rookie goaltender Petr Mrazek made 26 saves to guide the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-1 victory over their division rival St. Louis Blues. After leaning heavily on their top guns [...]
Petr Mrazek to start tonight for Wings in St. Louis, making his NHL debut.
— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) February 7, 2013
Watch some highlights of Mrazek from the 2012 WJC below... Continue reading "Mrazek Will Start Tonight Against The Blues"
Guest Post by Franklin Steele:
Petr Mrazek should start in net for the Detroit Red Wings when they take on the St. Louis Blues tonight. I don't know an awful lot about the young netminder, but I do know this one fact. It should be him and not Howard to take on the central division rivals in action this evening.
The reasons for this are few and simple.
With both Central Division teams mired in two-game slides since their Friday night battle at the Joe last week, both the Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues will be hungry to return to the win column Thursday night when the two sides collide once again in St. Louis.
Tonight's contest will also be the surprising debut of Czech goaltender Petr Mrazek, recalled from Grand Rapids...
All of a sudden that 6-0 opening season loss to the Blues seems like a long time ago.
Thursday night the Wings defeated St. Louis 5-1 behind an impressive performance by rookie goaltender Petr Mrazek and the third and fourth lines.
Mrazak who made his first career NHL start for a resting Jimmy Howard turned away 26 shots in the win while looking extremely confident between the pipes...
Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock tossed Petr Mrazek into a tough spot, asking the rookie netminder to make his NHL debut on the road against the St. Louis Blues. Mrazek responded, delivering 26 saves in a convincing 5-1 victory.
After the final horn sounded, Mrazek felt the love from his teammates — including No. 1 goalie Jimmy Howard.
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Red Wings interim back-up goalie and top prospect Petr Mrazek's received as much attention for the image of Family Guy's Peter Griffin on his goalie mask, which is a creation of something of a legend in the mask-painting industry in David Gunnarson, but MLive's Ansar Khan and the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan found out that just because Petr Mrazek may indeed be a "...
Post By Franklin Steele:
The Wings just caved in the collective faces of the Blues for the second consecutive time since the opening night fiasco (that's my punk band name for the week... nailed it) and I should be pretty stoked about the final score of 5-1. Petr Mrazek played very well, but there is one moment that stands out to me from this game.
After being on the receiving end of a 6-0 drubbing to these same St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center less than 3 weeks ago, the Detroit Red Wings returned the favor tonight with an impressive 5-1 beatdown of the Blues.
While most will remember this game as the first NHL start and win for young goaltender Petr Mrazek, the Red Wings strong play from the opening face-off indicated...
My 3 stars of the game
1. Cory Emmerton, DET. 1 goal, 1 assist.
2. Damian Brunner, DET. 1 goal, had a couple other decent chances.
3. Drew Miller, DET. 2 assists.
Honorable mention: Petr Mrazek (28 saves on 29 shots; maybe deserving of a star but I didnât see a lot of âtoughâ saves out of him).
In all honesty, no one really stood out in a positive way...