Columbus at Detroit

Detroit's Hasek earns eighth shutout this season

CBS wire reports

DETROIT -- Dominik Hasek took care of the first 40 minutes before his teammates got rolling in the final 20.

Hasek made 35 saves and moved into a tie for eighth place on the career shutouts list with No. 76, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday.

Hasek tied Ed Belfour and Tony Esposito for career shutouts and notched his eighth of the season. Kyle Calder, Todd Bertuzzi, and Kris Draper scored for Detroit, which could have clinched the Central Division but the second-place Predators earned a point in a 3-2 shootout loss at home to the Blackhawks.

Fredrik Norrena made 21 saves for Columbus.

Detroit was soundly outplayed over the first two periods, outshot 24-15.

"From our point of view, it was not the best game," Hasek said. "We really struggled for two periods. In the third, we scored a goal and changed the momentum."

The Blue Jackets had several outstanding scoring chances turned aside by Hasek, the six-time Vezina Trophy winner.

"Our goalie played well. He outplayed us," Columbus left wing Jason Chimera said. "We've got to play better, get some dirty goals."

Calder put Detroit up 1-0 16 seconds into the third period with a spectacular effort.

He stole the puck from Ron Hainsey in the left corner of the Blue Jackets' end, knocking Hainsey to the ice in the process. Calder took the puck to the net and beat Norrena with a backhand shot as he was being tripped down by Sergei Fedorov, who was sliding across the crease.

"He didn't see me coming. I just hit him and the puck was lying there," Calder said. "I saw (Fedorov) coming across and I knew I just had to get it around his stick."

Hainsey wasn't happy after the game.

"It got them up 1-0 nothing and we couldn't come back and tie it," he said. "Couldn't score in the first two and then the start of the third period cost us the game."

Bertuzzi put in a rebound off a goalmouth scramble with 2:24 left, and Draper added an empty-net goal with 46 seconds remaining.

The Red Wings got the win, but Hasek knows they'll have to have a much better effort in the playoffs.

"Against a team like Columbus, it's good enough," he said. "But in the playoffs, it won't be enough."


  • Detroit's power play is 6-for-55 in its last 15 games and going 0-for-6 on Tuesday.
  • Red Wings D Mathieu Schneider missed the game because of a sore right elbow.
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Nikolai Zherdev finds how difficult it is to beat Dominik Hasek, who chalks up his 76th career shutout.  (AP)
Nikolai Zherdev finds how difficult it is to beat Dominik Hasek, who chalks up his 76th career shutout. (AP)
Columbus (32-41-7)0000
Detroit  (49-19-12) «0033
Three Stars
D. Hasek

Saves: 35
Save Pct.: 1.000
K. Calder

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
T. Bertuzzi

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0

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Scoring Summary
00:16Kyle Calder (12), Backhand Shot - Unassisted.
17:36Todd Bertuzzi (3), Wrist Shot - Assists: Pavel Datsyuk, Brett Lebda
19:13Short - Kris Draper (14), Empty Net - Assist: Pavel Datsyuk
Penalty Summary
01:54Lindstrom: Holding the stick - 2 min.
02:29Hainsey: Cross Check - 2 min.
05:29Maltby: Holding - 2 min.
07:35Lang: Tripping - 2 min.
10:28Nash: Hooking - 2 min.
13:16Hasek: Tripping - 2 min.
06:04Zherdev: Tripping - 2 min.
11:14Svitov: Hooking - 2 min.
17:50Lebda: Cross Check - 2 min.
03:18Calder: Interference - 2 min.
13:45Chimera: Holding - 2 min.
19:06Chelios: Cross Check - 2 min.
Fredrik Norrena59:53202
Dominik Hasek59:54350
Game Information
Attendance - 20066
Referees - Stephane Auger, Kerry Fraser
Linesmen - Mark Pare, Tony Sericolo
Other Games
Buf 4 Final
Pitt 1
Fla 0 Final
Wash 1
Phi 2 Final
Tor 3
Bos 0 Final
Mon 2
Ott 1 Final
NJ 2
NYR 2 Final
Car 2 Final
TB 3
Edm 0 Final
Min 3
Chi 3 Final
Nash 2
Colo 4 Final
Cal 3
StL 5 Final
Pho 2
LA 2 Final
Van 4