Datsyuk lifts Red Wings past Canucks

DETROIT – Pavel Datsyuk scored twice and the Detroit Red Wings held on for a 5-3 win against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday at Joe Louis Arena.

The game was delayed 34:29 after a power surge knocked out lights in the arena 29 seconds after opening faceoff.

Niklas Kronwall, Gustav Nyquist and Danny DeKeyser also scored for Detroit. Captain Henrik Zetterberg had two assists to extend his point streak to four games, and Jimmy Howard made 30 saves to improve to 11-4-4.

Linden Vey had two goals and an assist for Vancouver. Yannick Weber scored the other goal for the Canucks, who got 25 saves from Ryan Miller.

The Red Wings reunited Datsyuk, who scored his second goal of the game into an empty net in the final minute, and Zetterberg to play against the Canucks’ Henrik and Daniel Sedin.

Vey made it 4-3 when he scored his second goal of the game, sixth of the season, with 3:50 left in the third off a goal-mouth scramble. The play went to video review to determine if Vey had kicked in the puck.

Weber pulled Vancouver to within 3-2 with 7:34 left. He scored on a screened shot from the right point for his second goal.

But Dekeyser answered 1:10 later when he scored his first goal on a wrist shot from the left point.

Kronwall opened the scoring 3:15 into the game with his fourth goal. He beat Miller with a wrist shot from the right circle after moving in from the right point. The goal snapped Miller's shutout streak at 155:20.

Nyquist made it 2-0 with 8:44 left in the first period with a power-play goal. He got his 11th goal from the bottom of the right circle as he converted a cross-ice pass from Zetterberg. It was Nyquist's seventh power-play goal, tying him for the NHL lead.

Vancouver's Radim Vrbata hit the post with about 45 seconds remaining in the opening period.

Vey put the Canucks on the board with a power-play goal 2:37 into the second period. He fired in a loose puck from the inside edge of the right circle.

Datsyuk restored Detroit's two-goal lead on a power-play goal with 5:36 left in the second.

Vancouver's Lucas Spisa tried to clear the puck from the bottom of the right circle but it went off of Datsyuk's stick and in. It was Datsyuk's eighth goal.

Detroit was 2-for-4 with the man advantage.

The Red Wings’ Jakub Kindl hit the goal post with 4:16 remaining in the second period.

Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows was accidentally cut on the face by Red Wings forward Johan Franzen’s skate in a collision in front of Vancouver's net with about 6:30 left in the second period.

The Red Wings’ Justin Abdelkader wasn't on the bench for the start of the third period and did not return to the game because of an upper-body injury.

The Red Wings play the Florida Panthers at Joe Louis Arena on Tuesday, and the Canucks continue their seven-game road trip against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday. Sunday was the second game of Vancouver’s trip.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
03:15DET Niklas Kronwall (4) ASST: Jonathan Ericsson (6), Henrik Zetterberg (17) 1 - 0 DET
11:16DET PPG - Gustav Nyquist (11) ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (18), Johan Franzen (9) 2 - 0 DET
2nd Period
02:37VAN PPG - Linden Vey (5) ASST: NONE 2 - 1 DET
14:24DET PPG - Pavel Datsyuk (8) ASST: Tomas Tatar (5), Jakub Kindl (5) 3 - 1 DET
3rd Period
12:26VAN Shawn Matthias (5) ASST: Yannick Weber (5), Linden Vey (6) 3 - 2 DET
13:36DET Danny DeKeyser (1) ASST: Riley Sheahan (7), Tomas Jurco (7) 4 - 2 DET
16:10VAN Linden Vey (6) ASST: Shawn Matthias (4), Brad Richardson (6) 4 - 3 DET
19:10DET EN - Pavel Datsyuk (9) ASST: NONE 5 - 3 DET
Three Stars of the Game
Henrik Zetterberg
Henrik Zetterberg
G: 0Shots: 5
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:54
Linden Vey
Linden Vey
G: 2Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 14:25
Darren Helm
Darren Helm
G: 0Shots: 0
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 17:06
Penalty Summary
1st Period
04:02VAN Shawn Matthias  Hooking against  Brendan Smith
11:06VAN Alexandre Burrows  Hi-sticking against  Jimmy Howard
12:26DET Jonathan Ericsson  Slashing against  Radim Vrbata
14:52VAN Derek Dorsett  Holding the stick against  Kyle Quincey
14:52DET Kyle Quincey  Slashing against  Derek Dorsett
2nd Period
01:59DET Kyle Quincey  Hooking against  Kevin Bieksa
03:22DET Brendan Smith  Cross checking against  Jannik Hansen
04:31VAN Linden Vey  Interference against  Justin Abdelkader
12:34VAN Ryan Stanton  Hooking against  Tomas Jurco
3rd Period
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/32/4
Faceoff Wins2839
Blocked Shots169
Penalty Minutes108
3K. BieksaD00-33019:36
5L. SbisaD00-20018:10
6Y. WeberD0110015:48
7L. VeyR2122214:25
8C. TanevD0011021:50
13N. BoninoC00-12016:37
14A. BurrowsR00-11214:44
15B. RichardsonR0113014:03
17R. VrbataR00-24018:00
18R. StantonD0012213:40
20C. HigginsL00-11015:28
22D. SedinL00-14019:39
23A. EdlerD0002027:36
27S. MatthiasC1125213:00
33H. SedinC00-21018:25
36J. HansenR0002011:22
51D. DorsettR0000210:51
53B. HorvatC0000010:55
30R. Miller2529.86257:51
2B. SmithD0003216:43
4J. KindlD01-23014:58
8J. AbdelkaderL0010013:48
13P. DatsyukC2024016:31
14G. NyquistR1002016:02
15R. SheahanC0110013:38
20D. MillerL0012014:06
21T. TatarL0111014:26
26T. JurcoR0111011:42
27K. QuinceyD0010417:02
40H. ZetterbergL0215016:54
41L. GlendeningC0000015:06
43D. HelmC00-10017:06
52J. EricssonD0111221:53
55N. KronwallD1022022:54
65D. DeKeyserD1001022:10
90S. WeissC00-22013:08
93J. FranzenR01-23015:15
35J. Howard3033.90960:00