Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Abdelkader scored a power-play goal 24 seconds into overtime, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday.
Patrik Berglund was whistled for tripping with 1:21 to play in regulation and the third-period horn sounded before the Red Wings could take advantage.
Early in the extra session, though, Niklas Kronwall faked a shot in the high slot before sending the disc to the left circle where Marek Zidlicky got it on net. Jake Allen made the stop, but Abdelkader was there to push in the rebound for the win.
Abdelkader finished with a goal and an assist, Erik Cole also scored and Jimmy Howard made 23 stops for the Red Wings, who had lost four of five coming in.
"St. Louis is a real good team and they're hard to matchup against," said Detroit head coach Mike Babcock. "The guys stepped up and we got some good play from all four lines along with Howard."
Alexander Steen scored the only goal while Allen turned aside 23 shots for the Blues, who have lost three straight.
"We got a point out of it, but we have to keep it 5-on-5 more when we're in the playoffs," said Allen. "The guys battled and kept them from getting too many chances so that we at least got a point out of it."
This game stayed scoreless until close to the midway mark of the second period as the Blues scored on a power play when Steen's heavy wrister from the left point made its way through a maze for his 23rd of the season.
Detroit tied the game just 24 seconds into the third as Abdelkader's shot from the right point hit a St. Louis player and sat in the slot where Cole snapped it in for his 21st goal.
Detroit hosts Arizona on Tuesday ... St. Louis plays in Pittsburgh on Tuesday ... Detroit forward Pavel Datsyuk missed his third straight game with a lower- body injury ... Detroit was 1-for-6 on the power play, while St. Louis went 1- for-4 with the extra skater.