Game Report: Blues 6, Red Wings 1

Update - The Blues said today that Jaden Schwartz will be out for at least six weeks because of the injury to his right ankle. The team recalled forward Ivan Barbashev from the minor leagues.

The Blues picked up what might have been a costly victory on Saturday, defeating the Red Wings in Detroit but perhaps losing forward Jaden Schwartz in the process.


Schwartz, who scored his 14th goal of the year to open the scoring for the Blues, took a shot off his right foot or ankle near the end of the first period and had to be helped off the ice, unable to put any weight on his right leg.

He did not return for the final two periods and the team said after the game that although initial X-rays were negative Schwartz would be re-evaluated after the team returned home.

The Blues did not let up after losing Schwartz, scoring on three of four shots in the second period as they built a 4-0 lead en route to their third consecutive win.

Jake Allen, who earned his first shutout of the season on Thursday night over Dallas, stopped 28 of 29 shots, allowing Detroit’s only goal off a rebound midway through the third period.

Vladimir Sobotka, Scottie Upshall, Jay Bouwmeester, Dmitrij Jaskin and Brayden Schenn also scored for the Blues who at one point had four goals on just eight shots against Jimmie Howard, who was pulled by Detroit after the second period. The Blues finished with six goals on just 22 shots despite going 0-for-3 on the power-play.

Bouwmeester’s goal was his first since Nov. 15, 2016 and increased the season total for the Blues’ defensemen to 23 goals. The goal by Schenn in the final minute of the game was his team-leading 15th of the year, breaking a tie with Schwartz, and was his fifth in his last three games.

Looking ahead: The Blues return home to host the Buffalo Sabres in a 6 p.m. game on Sunday night at Scottrade Center.