Game Report: Blues 2, Red Wings 1

Carter Hutton gave the Blues exactly what they needed most on Wednesday night – a victory.

Hutton stopped 35 of 36 shots as the Blues snapped their seven-game losing streak with the win over the Red Wings at Scottrade Center. Hutton lost his shut out bid when Detroit scored with 1:45 to play after pulling goalie Jimmy Howard in favor of an extra attacker.

The Blues had allowed 16 goals in their previous three games, including eight on Tuesday night in Minnesota. Hutton had relieved starter Jake Allen at the start of the second period in that game and allowed five goals over the final two periods.

Scottie Upshall gave the Blues a 1-0 lead when he scored off a rebound 1:12 into the second period and Hutton made that lead stand up until Alex Pietrangelo scored off a set up by Jaden Schwartz with 5:23 left in the second period.

The victory kept the Blues chances for a wildcard spot alive as they are battling with Dallas, Anaheim, Calgary and Colorado for one of those two spots. The five teams are all within five points of each other.

Looking ahead: The Blues will be back on the road for their next four games, beginning with an afternoon contest Saturday in Dallas.