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NHL Game Summary - Vancouver at Detroit



(Monday, February 3rd)

Final Score: Detroit 2, Vancouver 0

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Abdelkader tallied two goals as the Detroit Red Wings spoiled coach John Tortorella's return to the Vancouver bench after a six-game suspension with a 2-0 victory over the Canucks.

After allowing six goals in an overtime loss to Washington the day before, Jimmy Howard combined with Jonas Gustavsson for a shutout. Gustavsson started and turned aside eight shots before exiting after the first period due to dizziness.

Howard made 16 saves the rest of the way, and Abdelkader scored early in the second period and on an open net for the Red Wings, who posted to their second win in three games.

"It was a shock (getting into the game)," Howard said. "But sometimes it's easier to be surprised and go in and play."

Eddie Lack made 28 saves, but his effort was not enough for the Canucks, who dropped their fourth straight game.

Following a scoreless opening period, the Wings hit the scoreboard 1:08 into the second. Henrik Zetterberg worked the puck from behind the net and sent a backhanded pass to Abdelkader in the slot. He sent a rising wrist shot that beat Lack over the shoulder.

The Canucks had a chance to tie the game minutes later. David Booth was hooked by Jakub Kindl on a breakaway and was awarded a penalty shot. He entered the zone on the right side, but Howard stood tall in net to preserve Detroit's lead.

Darren Helm later came in all alone on a breakaway, but Lack made two stellar saves. The Vancouver netminder stopped Helm's initial wrist shot and then, while down, he threw up his glove to keep it a one-goal game with just under three to go.

Lack was pulled with 1:04 remaining in favor of an extra skater, but Vancouver's Alexandre Burrows went off for a cross-checking penalty with 39 seconds left. Abdelkader fired a shot from the neutral zone and missed wide, but skated past a Vancouver defender to notch his second of the night.

"We can't buy a win right now," Lack said. "I'm trying to do my job and keep us in every game. It's tough."

Game Notes

Howard and Gustavsson's combined shutout was the first for Detroit since Oct. 27, 2001 when Dominik Hasek and Manny Legace blanked Nashville, 1-0 ... Gustav Nyquist, who posted a hat trick in Sunday's 6-5 OT loss in Washington, was added to Team Sweden's Olympic roster to replace teammate Johan Franzen, who is out with a concussion ... Vancouver acquired defenseman Raphael Diaz from Montreal earlier Monday in exchange for forward Dale Weise ... Henrik Sedin made his return to the lineup after missing six games with an upper-body injury.

02/04 00:25:00 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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y= clinched division title
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2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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