Blues hold off Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings' Todd Bertuzzi steals the puck from St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen, knocking Steen's stick out of his hand, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Sarah Conard)

Detroit Red Wings' Todd Bertuzzi steals the puck from St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen, knocking Steen's stick out of his hand, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Sarah Conard)

Patrik Berglund broke a 10-game scoring drought with two goals to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 win Thursday night over the Detroit Red Wings.

Berglund scored twice in a span of 4:20 in the first period to break a 1-1 tie. The win helped the Blues keep pace in the tight Western Conference. They had won two of their previous seven home games after starting the season 8-0-1.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 35 shots to improve to 13-10-4. Halak had given up 11 goals on 67 shots in two losses to Detroit earlier this season.

Berglund got the second two-goal game of his career. He scored twice in a 2-0 win over Los Angeles on March 24, 2009. The 25th overall pick in the 2006 draft, Berglund whistled a shot off defenseman Niklas Kronwall to give St. Louis a 2-1 lead.

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