Missed chances lead to a 4-2 loss in Detroit for Blues

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Detroit Red Wings goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic (39) stops a St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko (55) shot in the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

St. Louis Blues goaltender Ville Husso (35) stops a Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (59) shot in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Jim Thomas

DETROIT – The Blues probably will spend Thanksgiving night dreaming about the chances they had – and missed – against goalie Alex Nedeljkovic of the Detroit Red Wings. Or more likely, they will be nightmares. The Blues had never seen him before Wednesday’s game at Little Caesars Arena, at least not in the NHL.

They’d probably rather not see him again, at least any time soon. The 25-year-old native of Parma, Ohio, in the Cleveland area was stellar between the pipes, stopping 35 of 37 shots on goal by St. Louis.

“Tough loss,” said Jordan Kyrou, who assisted on both Blues goals, increasing his team-high point total to 20 (eight goals, 12 assists). “We had a ton of Grade A chances. Their goalie just made some unbelievable saves.”

What’s better than a Grade A chance? Maybe Grade AA?

Whatever you call it, the Blues had buckets of them Wednesday. And they had all kinds of zone time. There were significant stretches where the Blues looked like…

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