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Detroit 4, Calgary 2

Dec. 1, 2002 at 9:56 PM   |   Comments

DETROIT, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Curtis Joseph stopped 31 shots and rookie Henrik Zetterberg scored the go-ahead goal in the second period Sunday night as the Detroit Red Wings held on for a 4-2 triumph over the Calgary Flames, whose latest losing streak reached four games.

Joseph has given up only two goals in three wins over Calgary this season, improving to 23-7-3 lifetime vs. the Flames. This victory was the 355th of his career, moving him into a tie with Rogie Vachon for 12th on the all-time list.

Zetterberg scored his sixth goal of the season and second in as many games to break a 1-1 tie. With 7:03 to go in the second, defenseman Jason Woolley missed the net with a slap shot. But the puck caromed in front to Zetterberg, who whacked it past goaltender Roman Turek.

Sean Avery beat Turek on a breakaway with the eventual game-winner midway through the third period and Sergei Fedorov added an empty-netter in the final minute after Jarome Iginla's power-play tally lifted Calgary within 3-2.

The Flames carried the play throughout and had a 33-18 advantage in shots. But they have lost seven straight on the road and have just one win in the last 12 games (1-10


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