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Erne snaps tie, Red Wings beat Blues 4-2 to stop 4-game skid

Adam Erne scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Alex Nedeljkovic made 35 saves and the Detroit Red Wings defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Wednesday night.


Dylan Larkin, Robby Fabbri and streaking rookie Lucas Raymond also scored for the Red Wings, who snapped a four-game skid and improved their record to 9-9-3.


Making his second straight start, Nedeljkovic turned in several highlight-reel stops - including a sprawling glove save with 13:05 left to preserve a one-goal lead.


Pavel Buchnevich and David Perron scored for the Blues, who were playing with a full and healthy roster for the first time this season. Perron's goal snapped a 13-game scoreless drought.


Fabbri had two points against his former team, including an empty-net goal to seal the win. 


The Blues opened the scoring with a power-play goal from Buchnevich, who sent a one-timer on a pass from Kyrou past Nedeljkovic midway through the first period.


Raymond, who leads NHL rookies in scoring, tied it a few minutes later with a breakaway goal for his team-leading 20th point and 11th in the past 11 games.


Larkin got his team-leading 10th goal on Detroit's first shot of the second period to break a 1-all tie at 7:45. It was his sixth goal in his last six games, and he's needed only 17 games to surpass his total of nine goals in 44 games last season.

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