NHL Game Summary - Dallas at Detroit
(Friday, October 24th)
Final Score: Detroit 4, Dallas 0
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Steve Yzerman scored twice and Dominik Hasek made 22 saves for his first shutout of the season, as the Detroit Red Wings blanked the Dallas Stars, 4-0, at Joe Louis Arena.
Henrik Zetterberg had two assists, while Kris Draper and Jason Woolley both scored for Detroit, which has won two straight to improve to 5-2-0-0 on the season. Hasek made eight saves in the first period, seven in the second and turned aside seven more in the third for his 62nd career shutout.
Marty Turco was peppered with 23 shots but was able to make 19 saves for the Stars, who have dropped two in a row. Dallas, which is 4-4-0-0 this season, fell to 0-2-2 in its last four at Joe Louis Arena.
Mathieu Schneider had the best chance to score five minutes into the game when he whacked an airborne puck on Turco, who was able to make a last-minute save.
After a scoreless first period, the Red Wings scored twice within the first five minutes of the second for a 2-0 edge.
Woolley lit the lamp 3:06 into the second period with his first goal of the season. Mike Modano of the Stars was deep inside the Detroit zone and his clearing pass was intercepted by Woolley. The defenseman then blasted a shot from the left circle past Turco.
Detroit grabbed a two-goal lead on Yzerman's tally just 1:51 later. Yzerman followed Henrik Zetterberg across the blue line and one-timed a pass through Turco's legs.
Don Sweeney almost got the Stars on the board midway through the second period when his wrist shot glanced off the left post.
Yzerman's second goal of the game at 8:36 of the third period extended the lead to 3-0. Zetterberg skated towards the net and took a pass inside from Ray Whitney. Yzerman then skated to the left of Turco and pushed a crossing pass from Zetterberg past the out-of-place goaltender.
Draper's shorthanded goal with 2:20 remaining in the third period completed the scoring.
Meanwhile, Red Wings goalie Curtis Joseph made 20 saves in his first minor league hockey game in eight seasons, a rehabilitation start for Grand Rapids of the AHL. Joseph, playing in his first game since the Red Wings were swept in the playoffs last April, looked sharp in helping the Griffins beat Utah by a 4-1 score. Joseph, who had surgery August 19 to remove bone chips from his right ankle, was assigned by the Red Wings to their AHL affiliate on Monday.
It was the first of four meetings between the teams this season...It was his first shutout since March 23, 2002 at Colorado...The Red Wings are 6-2-4 in the last 12 meetings between the clubs...Detroit has won a franchise-record 15 consecutive regular-season home games dating back to last season...Detroit was 0-for-1 on the power play and killed off each of Dallas' three chances with the man advantage...Modano had his three-game point streak come to an end.
10/24 23:36:05 ET