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|DET||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||7|
DETROIT (AP) -- Sergei Fedorov scored a goal in his return to Detroit, but nothing else went right for the former Red Wings star.
Pavel Datsyuk had two goals and two assists, and the Red Wings spoiled Fedorov's homecoming Wednesday night with a 7-2 victory over the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
After playing 13 seasons with the Red Wings, Fedorov signed a five-year, $40-million contract with Anaheim in July. He was booed every time he touched the puck, but there was a mixed reaction when he scored with 4:40 left in the second period.
"It was a nice atmosphere," Fedorov said. "Too bad we couldn't have done better."
Fedorov was knocked out of part of the game after he was cut on the face during the first period. He missed a portion of the first and second periods while the wound was being repaired.
Detroit's Chris Chelios said Fedorov told him before the game that he expected to be booed.
Mark Mowers, Brett Hull and Kirk Maltby each had a goal and an assist for Detroit, and Jason Williams and Brendan Shanahan also scored.
Tony Martensson had the other Mighty Ducks goal.
"They just got better and better and faster and faster and we got slower and slower," Anaheim coach Mike Babcock said.
Hull's goal was the 729th of his career and moved him within two of Marcel Dionne, third on the NHL's career list. Wayne Gretzky (894) is first and Gordie Howe (801) is second.
Shanahan scored his 542nd career goal, snapping a tie with Stan Mikita and Ron Francis and putting him alone in 20th place. Francis scored his 541st earlier Wednesday night in Carolina's 2-1 loss to Nashville.
Shanahan talked about Fedorov's reception.
"Kind of just a fun thing that the fans will do to a former player," he said. "Everybody in this arena realizes what he has done for this team."
Fedorov is fourth on Detroit's career point list with 954, trailing only Howe, Steve Yzerman and Alex Delvecchio. He's also fourth in goals (400) and assists (554) behind that trio and helped the Red Wings win three Stanley Cups.
"I never thought so many emotions were going to come down on me when I first got to Joe Louis Arena," Fedorov said. "It was positive. It was exciting to see old teammates and people who work in the building."
Detroit took a 2-0 lead in the first period.
Mowers opened the scoring 4:32 in when he tipped in a pass from Kris Draper. Hull scored with 5:21 left in the period when his one-timed slap shot beat Jean-Sebastien Giguere after Datsyuk won a faceoff deep in the Anaheim zone.
The Red Wings added four more goals in the second period as Maltby and Williams scored 50 seconds apart. Ducks goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere was pulled in favor of Martin Gerber after Williams' goal.
Datsyuk then scored with 6:45 left and again with 3:31 remaining.
Fedorov's goal was sandwiched between Datsyuk's pair. Fedorov beat Manny Legace with a wrist shot from the top of the right circle.
"I've seen him score on that move so many times," Red Wings coach Dave Lewis said. "Not a thing you can do about it. It's a world-class move."
Shanahan scored 1:53 into the third period. Martensson got his first NHL goal at 8:13.
|Mark Mowers (1) ASST: Kirk Maltby (10), Kris Draper (5)|
1 - 0 DET
|Brett Hull (13) ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (14)|
2 - 0 DET
|Kirk Maltby (3) ASST: Jason Woolley (7), Pavel Datsyuk (15)|
3 - 0 DET
|Jason Williams (1) ASST: Mark Mowers (4), Kris Draper (6)|
4 - 0 DET
|Pavel Datsyuk (9) ASST: Mathieu Schneider (13), Brett Hull (12)|
5 - 0 DET
|Sergei Fedorov (9) ASST: Petr Sykora (7), Vinny Prospal (11)|
5 - 1 DET
|Pavel Datsyuk (10) ASST: Mathieu Schneider (14)|
6 - 1 DET
|Brendan Shanahan (9) ASST: Steve Yzerman (10)|
7 - 1 DET
|Tony Martensson (1) ASST: Craig Johnson (2), Ruslan Salei (5)|
7 - 2 DET
|Todd Simpson Roughing against Nathan Robinson|
|Todd Simpson Fighting (maj) against Darryl Bootland|
|Darryl Bootland Fighting (maj) against Todd Simpson|
|Kris Draper Holding against Jason Krog|
|SA: 14||TOI: 30:15|
|Saves: 11||EV: 11 - 14|
|PIM: 0||PP: 0 - 0|
|SV%: .786||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 24||TOI: 29:45|
|Saves: 20||EV: 19 - 23|
|PIM: 0||PP: 1 - 1|
|SV%: .833||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 23||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 21||EV: 20 - 22|
|PIM: 0||PP: 0 - 0|
|SV%: .913||SH: 1 - 1|
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