Final Score: Detroit 5, Vancouver 2
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader each
scored twice to lead the Detroit Red Wings in a 5-2 win over the Vancouver
Daniel Cleary also had a goal while Pavel Datsyuk added three assists for the
Red Wings, who have won their past two games. Jimmy Howard posted 33 saves in
Alexandre Burrows scored both goals for the Canucks, who had a two-game
winning streak stopped. Roberto Luongo gave up all five goals on 26 shots in
"It was a disappointing result tonight," said Luongo. "Their goalie had a
great game tonight and I struggled out there. Just have to forget about this
one and get back to work tomorrow."
The Canucks struck just six seconds into the game as Daniel Sedin sent a pass
from the left wing to the right where Burrows one-timed it off the post.
The Red Wings tied the game six minutes later on Abdelkader's first of the
game. Datsyuk's pass from the right circle to the front was tipped in by
"Today was a tough start, but we just stuck with it and tried to keep it
simple," said Zetterberg.
Zetterberg's one-timer from in front at the 13:57 mark of the second on the
power play gave Detroit a lead, and it held up 1:20 later when Jannik Hansen
was awarded a penalty shot, but he hit the post.
It was a 3-1 game 1:20 into the third on Zetterberg's second of the game and
Cleary gave Detroit a three-goal lead at the 5:57 mark as his shot from the
top of the right circle went off the left post and in.
Abdelkader scored with 5:16 to play and Burrows' second of the game with 2:38
left capped the scoring.
Detroit hosts Minnesota on Wednesday ... Vancouver hosts Minnesota on Monday
... Detroit has won both games against Vancouver this season ... Burrows'
first goal set a franchise record for fastest goal from the start of the game.
The previous record was nine seconds in 1994 ... Vancouver forward David Booth
left the game in the first period with a lower-body injury.
03/17 02:43:43 ET
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