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Datsyuk hits 80; Hasek blanks Ducks

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings
By The Associated Press


Hasek makes one of his 25 saves. Monday's 1-0 win was his seventh shutout this season.


DETROIT -- Dominik Hasek made 25 saves for his seventh shutout of the season and 75th overall, and Pavel Datsyuk scored in the Red Wings' 1-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday.

The Wings snapped a four-game losing streak.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 27 saves for Anaheim.

The Wings have already clinched a spot in the playoffs for the 16th consecutive season. That's the longest playoff streak in North American professional sports. The New York Yankees are second with a 12-season playoff streak.

Datsyuk scored his 25th goal 4:30 into the second period, putting in a rebound of Mathieu Schneider's shot from the point off a faceoff. The puck also bounced off Detroit's Tomas Holmstrom, who was in front of Giguere, before Datsyuk scored.

GAME NOTES: Detroit defenseman Chris Chelios was honored by USA Hockey before the game for playing more NHL games (1,542) than any other U.S.-born player. ... Five of Anaheim's six remaining games are on the road. ... Wings defenseman Brett Lebda missed the game because of a concussion.
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