Detroit 5, Vancouver 2

Saturday, March 16, 2013 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 14-10-3-2 9-4-1-2 5-6-2-0 W2
Vancouver 13-8-1-5 7-4-0-3 6-4-1-2 L1


Red Wings 5, Canucks 2:
Captain Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader each scored twice and Jimmy Howard made 33 saves as visiting Detroit eased past Vancouver.

Daniel Cleary added a goal and Pavel Datsyuk collected three assists for the Red Wings, who have won back-to-back contests to finish off a three-game road trip.

Alex Burrows scored twice to snap a 10-game goalless drought and Daniel Sedin ended a three-game stretch without a point by assisting on the first score for the Canucks. Roberto Luongo stopped 21 shots as Vancouver fell to 2-3-2 in its last seven contests.

Burrows scored six seconds after the opening faceoff, but it was all Detroit the rest of the way. Datsyuk sent a centering pass that glanced off Abdelkader’s skate 6:02 later to tie it and found Zetterberg in the slot for a power-play goal with 6:03 left in the second to put the Red Wings on top.

Zetterberg made it 3-1 just 80 seconds into the third and Cleary added his sixth goal at the 5:57 mark. Abdelkader made it 5-1 after streaking toward the net and catching Datsyuk’s pass off his chest to glance the puck just under Luongo with 5:16 left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Detroit has beaten Vancouver twice this season by a combined 13-5 score. … Red Wings LW Johan Franzen collected two assists for his first multi-point effort since Feb. 1. … Burrows capped the scoring with 2:38 left in the game, snapping the puck into a vacant net for his seventh goal. ... Vancouver LW David Booth suffered a leg injury during the final minute of the first period. He didn't return to the contest.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Vancouver
Pavel Datsyuk 3 Points Alexandre Burrows 2
Justin Abdelkader 2 Goals Alexandre Burrows 2
Pavel Datsyuk 3 Assists Alexander Edler 2
Henrik Zetterberg 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jimmy Howard .943 Save Percentage Roberto Luongo .808
Jimmy Howard 33 Saves Roberto Luongo 21

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 26 5 1-3 6-6 12 36
Vancouver 35 2 0-6 2-3 6 24

Upcoming Games

  • Vancouver will play its next game at home against Minnesota. The Canucks have a W/L % of .615 after a win and .385 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play its next game at home against Minnesota. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .533 after a loss.
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