NHL Game Summary - Montreal at Detroit
(Monday, January 15th)
Final Score: Detroit 2, Montreal 0
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Dominik Hasek stopped all 23 shots he faced for his sixth shutout of the season to help the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens at Joe Louis Arena.
Pavel Datsyuk and Jiri Hudler each had a goal for the Red Wings, who have won their last four games.
"Overall, I think we played very well defensively," said Hasek. "A win is a win, and the shutout is a bonus."
David Aebischer made 37 saves for the Canadiens, who have dropped two straight and five of their last seven games.
"They played pretty good defensively, and we couldn't get anything to the net or by Hasek," said Montreal forward Michael Ryder.
The Red Wings notched the only goal of the first period when Hudler blasted a shot from the left circle past the glove of Aebischer at the 9:18 mark.
Detroit limited Montreal to just seven shots in the first period, all of which Hasek turned aside.
Neither team got on the scoreboard in the middle stanza. Despite Montreal having three power plays in the frame, Detroit still outshot the Habs, 9-7.
The Red Wings gave themselves some breathing room late in the third period when Pavel Datsyuk snapped a wrist shot from a sharp angle on the right side that got by Aebischer with 5:19 left in the game.
Montreal returns home to host Vancouver on Tuesday...The Red Wings will be visited by Nashville on Wednesday...Hasek's shutout was the 74th of his career...Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg, who picked up an assist on Datsyuk's goal, has a five-game point streak (1 goal, 8 assists)...Montreal did not score in five chances on the power play while Detroit went 0-for-2.
01/15 22:30:13 ET