Perron, Blues hand Red Wings eighth straight loss
- David Perron scored at 1:28 of overtime, and the St. Louis Blues handed the Detroit Red Wings their eighth straight loss with a 5-4 victory at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday.
- Perron, who also had three assists, won it with a wrist shot that beat Red Wings goalie Jonathan Bernier.
“We got a good change so we were out there with some tired guys,” Perron said. “I saw someone in front of the net, so I tried to go high blocker side.
“I’ve played against Jonathan since juniors and I had never scored on him, so that made it even better.”
- Perron’s goal came after Ryan O’Reilly tied it 4-4 at 15:42 on the power play after Detroit scored three straight in the third period to take a 4-3 lead.
“We were focused on getting off to a good start, but we really didn’t handle their adjustments,” O’Reilly said. “No team is ever going to take us lightly because of what we just did (winning the Stanley Cup), so we can’t take our foot off the gas at all.”
- O’Reilly had two goals and two assists, Brayden Schenn had a goal and an assist, and Jordan Binnington made 29 saves for St. Louis (6-3-3), which has won three of its past four.
- Tyler Bertuzzi and Dylan Larkin each had a goal and an assist, and Bernier made 15 saves for Detroit (3-8-1), which is 0-7-1 during its losing streak.
- Binnington started each game of the back-to-back because Jake Allen was sick. …
- O’Reilly’s four-point game was his second this month.
- He also did it against the Ottawa Senators on Oct. 10. …
- Detroit’s losing streak is its third of at least eight games in the past three seasons.
Sources & Credits: Dave Hogg / NHL.com, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings