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Abdelkader's power-play goal in OT gives Red Wings 2-1 win over Blues

  • Detroit Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader, right, celebrates with teammate Henrik Zetterberg, center, after scoring against St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen (34) in overtime of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Sunday, March 22, 2015. Detroit won 2-1. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader, right, celebrates with teammate Henrik Zetterberg, center, after scoring against St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen (34) in overtime of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Sunday, March 22, 2015. Detroit won 2-1. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader (8) celebrates after scoring against the St. Louis Blues in overtime of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Sunday, March 22, 2015. Detroit won 2-1. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader (8) celebrates after scoring against the St. Louis Blues in overtime of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Sunday, March 22, 2015. Detroit won 2-1. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Red Wings right wing Erik Cole, left, celebrates his goal against the St. Louis Blues in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings right wing Erik Cole, left, celebrates his goal against the St. Louis Blues in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

Justin Abdelkader's power-play goal 24 seconds into overtime lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday.

The teams reignited their old Western Conference rivalry, accumulating 36 penalty minutes in a third period that included multiple skirmishes on the ice.

The Red Wings had a man advantage for the final 1:21 of regulation and the opening moments of overtime.

The penalty carried over to the extra session, when Abdelkader knocked in a rebound of a shot from Marek Zidlicky past Jake Allen for the game-winner. It was just the second power-play goal the Blues have allowed in 25 chances over the past seven games.

The Red Wings' Erik Cole tied the game at 1-1 just 24 seconds into the third period.

Alexander Steen started the scoring for the Blues with a power-play goal at 9:38 of the second period.