|Date of game: 11/30/2014
Recap: Detroit vs. Vancouver
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Pavel Datsyuk scored twice to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.
Gustav Nyquist, Niklas Kronwall and Danny DeKeyser all lit the lamp for the Red Wings, who have won their last four. Jimmy Howard stopped 30 shots in the win.
"In the end, we got two points, that's what matters," said Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg. "We played a good team here today and it's nice to see that we can get some goals."
Linden Vey had two goals and an assist and Yannick Weber also scored for the Canucks, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Ryan Miller allowed four goals on 29 shots in defeat, ending a personal shutout streak.
Trailing by two goals, the Canucks made it a 3-2 game with 7:34 to play as Weber's shot from the right point made it to the back of the net for his second of the year.
DeKeyser, though, answered 1:10 later on a big blast from the left point for his first marker of the season.
"We started chipping back, but they get a bounce and that's the end," said Miller.
Vancouver once again made it a one-goal game after a lot of pressure in the Detroit end was finished by Vey's second of the game from the left side with 3:50 to play.
Datsyuk, though, sealed the win with an empty-netter in the final minute of play.
Moments into the game, a power surge affected some of the lights in the arena, causing a delay of roughly 25 minutes as the issue was addressed.
Miller brought a shutout streak of 152 minutes, five seconds into the game but gave up a goal to Kronwall after just 3:15.
During a sequence in the Vancouver end, Detroit was working the puck around the perimeter with Jonathan Ericsson sending a pass from the left point to the right. From there, Kronwall skated it down to the circle where he wristed it home for his fourth of the year.
On the power play, the Red Wings added to their advantage at 11:16 of the first as Nyquist finished off a crisp passing play with a wrister from the low right side.
Vancouver cut its deficit in half 2:37 into the second on the power play when Vey snapped it in from in front, but Detroit got it back on the power play at 14:24 after Datsyuk buried a rebound in front.Game Notes
Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader left the game with a shoulder injury and
the team said he is day-to-day ... Before the game, Detroit activated
defenseman Brendan Smith from injured reserve and assigned defenseman
Xavier Ouellet to the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins. Smith missed the
team's last five games with a hand infection ... Detroit hosts Florida on
Tuesday ... Vancouver continues its seven-game road trip in Washington on
Tuesday ... Detroit won both meetings with Vancouver last season.