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NHL: Detroit 5, Vancouver 4 (OT)

Dec. 23, 2010 at 12:31 AM

DETROIT, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Henrik Zetterberg's second goal of the game Wednesday, coming with 2:01 remaining in overtime, gave the Detroit Red Wings a 5-4 win over Vancouver.

Zetterberg collected a deflection in the left circle and put a slapshot past Roberto Luongo, vaulting the Red Wings back into first place in the Western Conference. Detroit had given up leadership of the conference to Dallas Tuesday.

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Zetterberg's first goal tied it at 3-3 1:54 into the third period. Jeff Tambellini put Vancouver in front midway through the stanza and Nicklas Lidstrom again tied it on the power play with 3:54 to go in regulation.

Detroit, which dropped three of its previous four games, lost forward Pavel Datsyuk to an upper-body injury in the opening period.

Jimmy Howard got the win by making 35 saves.

Daniel and Henrik Sedin had a goal and an assist each for Vancouver, which had won four in a row. Luongo stopped 40 shots.

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