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Elliott stops 28 shots, Porter scores to lift Blues to 1-0 win over Red Wings

  • St. Louis Blues center Patrik Berglund (21), of Sweden, defends Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) in front of goalie Brian Elliott (1) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Sunday April 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)The Associated Press

  • Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) stops a shot by St. Louis Blues center Chris Porter (32) in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit Sunday April 7, 2013. St. Louis won 1-0. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)The Associated Press

  • Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (13), of Russia, checks St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (27) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Sunday April 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)The Associated Press

  • St. Louis Blues center David Backes (42) checks Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55), of Sweden, in the first period of a NHL hockey game in Detroit Sunday April 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)The Associated Press

  • Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson (52), of Sweden, rear, tries to hold up St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Sunday April 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)The Associated Press

Brian Elliott made 28 saves for his 19th career shutout and Chris Porter scored the game's only goal in the St. Louis Blues' 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.

Porter scored off a goalmouth scramble with 3:32 remaining in the second period with this second goal of the season. Elliott got his first shutout of the season to help St. Louis move into a tie with Minnesota for sixth place in the Western Conference.

Jimmy Howard stopped 24 shots for Detroit, which dropped from seventh to eighth in the West.