Hasek Earns Second-Straight Shutout as Red Wings Blank Avalanche

Red Wings goaltender Dominik Hasek blanked his opponent for the second-straight game Tuesday night, with Detroit picking up a 1-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Combined with a 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday and the final minutes of a 2-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues on New Years Eve, Hasek's last 134 minutes played have been shutout hockey.

Hasek made 19 saves in the effort. Colorado's Jose Theodore was nearly perfect as well, stopping 24 of 25 shots against.

The game's lone goal came just after the expiration of a Detroit power play late in the second period.

With 1:39 left in the middle frame, Niklas Kronwall fired a shot on net that was stopped by Theodore. Stationed at the top of the crease, Tomas Holmstrom backhanded the loose puck to the side of the net, where Pavel Datsyuk stepped in and put it past Theodore.

Holmstrom was making his return to the Detroit lineup after a leg injury. Kirk Maltby also returned, coming back from a back injury.


Notes: It was Hasek's third shutout of the season and the 79th of his career... Matt Ellis and Aaron Downey were healthy scratches.

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With the injury situtation in Colorado I doubt they can hold up at the Joe.

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/7/2008 at 7:23 PM

 

Getting cocky? <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

I'd like to think the same thing but I don't dare say it. The Avs have done too much damage in the past.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/7/2008 at 8:34 PM

 

Getting cocky? <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />I'd like to think the same thing but I don't dare say it. The Avs have done too much damage in the past.


Hahaha, bravo Clark. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/7/2008 at 9:23 PM

 

Downey and Ellis are the odd-men-out tonight, with Maltby and Holmstrom back in the lineup. MacLeod says that Holmstrom will play with Datsyuk and Maltby with Draper. Cleary drops to Zetterberg's line with Samuelsson playing alongside Franzen. Kopecky is on Franzen's other wing.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/8/2008 at 1:29 PM

 

That's depressing, I think they should send Maltby down. ):

Oh well, the new year is for fresh starts and let's all wish Homer good health for that knee!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/8/2008 at 3:20 PM

 

Not sure if they are making a big deal of it in your necks of the woods...but TSN just ran a story that tonight Chelios will become the second oldest player to lace'em up, passing the Chicago Black Hawks assistant trainer Moe Roberts who was called into emergency service in the nets in the 50s.

Only 7 years to catch Mr. Hockey Chelli!

Posted by Stormo on 1/8/2008 at 7:29 PM

 

I read something about that the other day. Haven't been watching pregame (Versus won't tell me anything I don't know) so for all I know they have been.

Apparently people already thought he was the second-oldest player.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/8/2008 at 7:34 PM

 

One solid shift for each team so far. Not bad.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/8/2008 at 7:48 PM

 

Quick first period. Both teams doing a good job of keeping the puck to the outside in the defensive zone.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/8/2008 at 8:13 PM

 

Smart play by Holmstrom to get the puck over to Datsyuk. I'm not convinced he wasn't trying to put it in himself but he kept the puck moving.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/8/2008 at 9:01 PM

 

Smart play by Holmstrom to get the puck over to Datsyuk. I'm not convinced he wasn't trying to put it in himself but he kept the puck moving.


Awesome play by Homer. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />I love those two, they are so amazing <|3

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/8/2008 at 9:03 PM

 

What a beautiful 2 on 1 scoring opportunity for SAMUELSON. What was even more satisfying was his effort after the play, back-checking, to prevent a Colorado rush.

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/8/2008 at 9:24 PM

 

And Theodore stones SAMUELSON AGAIN! Some great two way hockey tonight.

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/8/2008 at 9:27 PM

 

Darn Good Game all the way around. Very pleasing to see the WINGS hold on to a 1-0 lead, despite a strong effort at the end by the AVs. I don't recall the WINGS being able to hang on to close games in this dramatic a fashion like they have a few times already this year, in the recent past few years. This proves to me that the WINGS line-up, their work ethic, and attitude toward winning is much improved this season.

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/8/2008 at 9:57 PM

 

I was a little worried at the end until the Wings dominated from about 3:00 left to 1:00 left.

Hasek gets his second shutout in a row, and he's playing really solid. They'll need that in the playoffs.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/8/2008 at 10:41 PM

 

Told ya! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/9/2008 at 9:25 AM

 

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