DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings quickly found their missing offense.
Mikael Samuelsson scored twice, Pavel Datsyuk added a goal and two assists, Henrik Zetterberg, Jason Williams and Tomas Holmstrom had a goal and an assist each. Nicklas Lidstrom had three assists, and Niklas Kronwall chipped in with two.
"Guys were shooting the puck a little bit more," Williams said. "They happened to go in for us. On another night, they might not go in."
Dominik Hasek made 19 saves for the Red Wings.
Schneider, in his 18th season as an NHL defenseman, recorded his second career hat trick.
"I got a lucky one early. The other two, he didn't have much of a chance on. He was screened," Schneider said.
His other three-goal performance was last Nov. 26.
"Schneids can flat out shoot the puck, that we know," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "He had some seeing-eye shots, but he's been doing that for years."
"It wasn't much fun out there, there's no question about that," Phoenix coach Wayne Gretzky said. "They basically embarrassed us as a team. I don't think our team can get much lower than this."
The Red Wings broke open a 2-1 game with five goals in the middle frame.
Schneider scored his second at 2:10, and Williams had a power-play goal with 9:41 left. The Red Wings then scored three times in a span of 1:48 late in the period.
Schneider completed his hat trick with 3:31 remaining, Datsyuk scored at 17:55 and Samuelsson got his goal with 1:43 to go.
Holmstrom and Samuelsson's scored in the third period.
Zetterberg opened the scoring for Detroit with a power-play goal 5:26 in. Comrie tied it for Phoenix just 46 seconds later.
Schneider gave the Red Wings a 2-1 lead with his first goal, which came with 6:12 remaining in the opening period.
|Mathieu Schneider celebrates his third goal to complete his second career hat trick. (AP)|
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|05:26||Power Play - Henrik Zetterberg (2), Wrist Shot - Assists: Pavel Datsyuk, Nicklas Lidstrom|
|06:12||Mike Comrie, Snap Shot - Assist: Derek Morris|
|13:48||Mathieu Schneider, Backhand Shot - Assists: Pavel Datsyuk, Robert Lang|
|04:10||Mathieu Schneider, Wrist Shot - Unassisted.|
|10:19||Power Play - Jason Williams, Wrist Shot - Assists: Henrik Zetterberg, Nicklas Lidstrom|
|16:29||Mathieu Schneider, Wrist Shot - Assists: Tomas Holmstrom, Niklas Kronwall|
|17:55||Pavel Datsyuk, Wrist Shot - Assists: Jason Williams, Johan Franzen|
|18:17||Mikael Samuelsson, Backhand Shot - Assists: Niklas Kronwall, Mathieu Schneider|
|05:22||Tomas Holmstrom, Tip-In - Assists: Kirk Maltby, Nicklas Lidstrom|
|07:17||Mikael Samuelsson, Wrist Shot - Assist: Robert Lang|
|10:08||Ed Jovanovski (2), Slap Shot - Assists: Nick Boynton, Owen Nolan|
|04:21||Boynton: Tripping - 2 min.|
|06:28||Markov: Cross Check - 2 min.|
|11:36||Hasek: Delaying Game - 2 min.|
|15:32||Jovanovski: Slashing - 2 min.|
|17:40||Franzen: High sticking - 2 min.|
|10:08||Comrie: Hooking - 2 min.|
|10:55||Williams: Hooking - 2 min.|
|11:16||Jovanovski: Holding the stick - 2 min.|
|11:39||Zetterberg: Hooking - 2 min.|
|16:38||Comrie: Tripping - 2 min.|
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|Attendance - 20066|
|Game Time - 60:00|
|Referees - Dean Morton, Don Van Massenhoven|
|Line Judges - Michel Cormier, Greg Devorski|