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Blues to retire Hull's number before game against Detroit

Dec 5, 2006 - 3:30 PM
Detroit (14-7-4) at St Louis (7-15-3) 8:00 pm EST

ST. LOUIS (Ticker) - Things in the present might not be so great for the St. Louis Blues, but on Tuesday they will honor a huge part of their past.

The Blues will retire the No. 16 jersey of Brett Hull, one of the greatest players in franchise history, prior to their game against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. Hull will be the sixth St. Louis player to have his number retired by the club.

The Blues, who finished last in the NHL last season, have lost four consecutive games. Their latest defeat was a 5-2 decision to the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday.

Defenseman Dennis Wideman and Bill Guerin scored the goals for St. Louis, which pulled starting netminder Curtis Sanford after he allowed two goals on three shots. Manny Legace replaced him and finished with 25 saves on 27 shots.

St. Louis announced on Monday that Sanford could be out up to eight weeks with a strained groin.

The Red Wings had won two straight but then dropped a 3-2 game to the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. Mikael Samuelsson and defenseman Mathieu Schneider scored for the Red Wings, who led, 2-1, after two periods.

Detroit goaltender Joey MacDonald, filling for Dominik Hasek, made 32 saves.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DETROIT 3 1 1 5
    ST LOUIS 0 0 1 1 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DET - (PP) HENRIK ZETTERBERG 9 (JASON WILLIAMS, PAVEL
    DATSYUK) 2:34
    DET - PAVEL DATSYUK 4 (ANDREAS LILJA, NICKLAS LIDSTROM) 4:22
    DET - DANIEL CLEARY 8 (CHRIS CHELIOS, ROBERT LANG) 13:42
    2ND PRD: DET - VALTTERI FILPPU

    Dec 5 11:23 PM


  • NHL
    DETROIT 5
    ST LOUIS 1
    3RD PRD: STL - (PP) ERIC BREWER 1 (CHRISTIAN BACKMAN, MARTIN RUCINSKY)
    16:36

    Red Wings vs. BluesDec 5 11:18 PM


  • NHL
    DETROIT 5
    ST LOUIS 0
    3RD PRD: DET - ROBERT LANG 7 (MIKAEL SAMUELSSON) 15:20

    Red Wings vs. BluesDec 5 11:16 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DETROIT 3 1 4
    ST LOUIS 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DET - (PP) HENRIK ZETTERBERG 9 (JASON WILLIAMS, PAVEL
    DATSYUK) 2:34
    DET - PAVEL DATSYUK 4 (ANDREAS LILJA, NICKLAS LIDSTROM) 4:22
    DET - DANIEL CLEARY 8 (CHRIS CHELIOS, ROBERT LANG) 13:42
    2ND PRD: DET - TO

    Dec 5 10:28 PM


  • NHL
    DETROIT 4
    ST LOUIS 0
    2ND PRD: DET - TOMAS HOLMSTROM 5 (VALTTERI FILPPULA) 10:04

    Red Wings vs. BluesDec 5 10:13 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DETROIT 3 3
    ST LOUIS 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DET - (PP) HENRIK ZETTERBERG 9 (PAVEL DATSYUK, MATHIEU
    SCHNEIDER) 2:34
    DET - PAVEL DATSYUK 4 (ANDREAS LILJA, NICKLAS LIDSTROM) 4:22
    DET - DANIEL CLEARY 8 (CHRIS CHELIOS, ROBERT LANG) 13:42
    SHOTS ON GOAL:

    Dec 5 9:33 PM


  • NHL
    DETROIT 3
    ST LOUIS 0
    1ST PRD: DET - DANIEL CLEARY 8 (CHRIS CHELIOS, ROBERT LANG) 13:42

    Red Wings vs. BluesDec 5 9:23 PM


  • NHL
    DETROIT 2
    ST LOUIS 0
    1ST PRD: DET - PAVEL DATSYUK 4 (ANDREAS LILJA, NICKLAS LIDSTROM) 4:22

    Red Wings vs. BluesDec 5 9:07 PM


  • NHL
    DETROIT 1
    ST LOUIS 0
    1ST PRD: DET - (PP) HENRIK ZETTERBERG 9 (PAVEL DATSYUK, MATHIEU
    SCHNEIDER) 2:34

    Red Wings vs. BluesDec 5 9:04 PM