Anaheim at Detroit

Hasek records seventh shutout of season as Red Wings edge Ducks

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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DETROIT -- Dominik Hasek got all the help he needed from Pavel Datsyuk -- and the goal posts.

Hasek made 25 saves for his seventh shutout of the season and 75th overall, and Datsyuk scored his 25th goal in the Detroit Red Wings' 1-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

"We didn't give them too much," Hasek said. "They had some chances and hit the post."

The Red Wings snapped a four-game losing streak.

"Been a long time around here since we've been able to talk about a win," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said.

Defenseman Mathieu Schneider praised Hasek.

"He just does what he always does," Schneider said. "He always gives us a chance to win the game."

Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 27 saves for Anaheim.

"Exactly like a playoff game," Ducks star Teemu Selanne said. "We stopped skating in the second period."

The Red Wings have already clinched a spot in the playoffs for the 16th consecutive season. That's the longest playoff streak in North American professional sports. The New York Yankees are second with a 12-season playoff streak.

"You get to this point in the season and you're just dying for the playoff to start," Schneider said. "Anytime you come up against a team that's' a potential rival in the playoffs, you want to raise your game and I thought we did that tonight."

Datsyuk scored 4:30 into the second period, putting in a rebound of Schneider's shot from the point off a faceoff. The puck also bounced off Detroit's Tomas Holmstrom, who was in front of Giguere, before Datsyuk scored.

"He's just a flat-out good player," Babcock about Datsyuk. "Whether you're killing a penalty or protecting a lead and he's dangerous offensively."

The Ducks had a breakdown on the faceoff

"I don't know what happened," said Anaheim's Corey Perry. "We made a mistake on the face-off and, before you know it, the puck is in the net."

Notes

  • Detroit defenseman Chris Chelios was honored by USA Hockey before the game for playing more NHL games (1,542) than any other U.S.-born player.
  • Five of Anaheim's six remaining games are on the road.
  • Red Wings defenseman Brett Lebda missed the game because of a concussion.
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Dominik Hasek makes 25 saves as the Red Wing clinch a 16th straight playoff spot.  (AP)
Dominik Hasek makes 25 saves as the Red Wing clinch a 16th straight playoff spot. (AP)

Scoreboard
Anaheim (44-20-12)0000
Detroit  (46-19-11) «0101
Three Stars
D. Hasek
DET


Saves: 25
Save Pct.: 1.000
J. Giguere
ANA


Saves: 27
Save Pct.: .964
P. Datsyuk
DET


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
Scoring Summary
1ST PERIOD
None
2ND PERIOD
04:50Pavel Datsyuk (25), Backhand Shot - Assists: Tomas Holmstrom, Mathieu Schneider
3RD PERIOD
None
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
15:25Markov: Hooking - 2 min.
15:25Markov: Unsportsmanlike Conduct - 2 min.
15:35Pronger: Hooking - 2 min.
20:00Niedermayer: Roughing - 2 min.
20:00Moen: Fighting - 5 min.
20:00Niedermayer: Roughing - 2 min.
20:00Lilja: Fighting - 5 min.
20:00Samuelsson: Roughing - 2 min.
2ND PERIOD
19:29Kunitz: High sticking - 2 min.
3RD PERIOD
05:20Pahlsson: Holding - 2 min.
05:20Maltby: Slashing - 2 min.
05:20Moen: Diving - 2 min.
05:20Beauchemin: Slashing - 2 min.
05:20Holmstrom: Slashing - 2 min.
13:23Samuelsson: Interference - 2 min.
17:55Schneider: Tripping - 2 min.
SHOTS ON GOAL
 123T
Anaheim116825
Detroit714728
Goalies
GoalieMINSSGA
Jean-Sebastien Giguere58:49271
Dominik Hasek60:00250
Game Information
Attendance - 20066
Referees - Mike Leggo, Dan O'Halloran
Linesmen - Greg Devorski, Dan Schachte