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Red Wings Blasted By Blues 6-0

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Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red wings moves the puck up ice against Patrik Berglund #21 of the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center on January 19, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red wings moves the puck up ice against Patrik Berglund #21 of the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center on January 19, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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ST. LOUIS (97.1 THE TICKET/AP) – Not exactly the season opener the Detroit Red Wings expected falling to the St. Louis Blues 6-0 on Saturday night.

As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – the Blues scored two goals in each period – while holding the Red Wings scoreless during the first game back on the ice for both teams.

Rookie Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice in his NHL debut and Chris Stewart also had a pair of goals to help the St. Louis Blues manhandle the Detroit Red Wings.

Coach Ken Hitchcock, general manager Doug Armstrong and goalies Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott posed at center ice with postseason trophies earned from last season’s Central Division championship team shortly before the opening faceoff. A standing room crowd of 20,035 roared throughout the opener.

There was a moment of silence in tribute to Hall of Fame baseball player Stan Musial prior to the third period.
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