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Brodeur a finalist for two top honors

TORONTO, April 30 (UPI) -- Martin Brodeur of New Jersey, the first goaltender to win 40 games in four consecutive seasons, has been named a finalist for both the Vezina and Hart Trophies.

Anaheim 2; Detroit 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 15 (UPI) -- Rookie Stanislav Chistov had a goal and an assist Monday as Anaheim put the Detroit Red Wings on the verge of elimination with a 2-1 victory.

Anaheim 2, Detroit 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 15 (UPI) -- The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim are one win away from completing a mighty big upset.

Hull signs contract extension

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 28 (UPI) -- Detroit Red Wings right wing Brett Hull, who last month became the sixth 700-goal scorer in NHL history, Thursday signed a one-year, $5 million contract extensi

Detroit 4, St. Louis 2

ST. LOUIS, March 22 (UPI) -- Igor Larionov set up Nicklas Lidstrom for a tie-breaking goal with 8:32 left in the third period Saturday and Steve Yzerman iced the game with an empty-net tall

Detroit 6, Ottawa 2

DETROIT, March 16 (UPI) -- After being honored in a pregame ceremony, Brett Hull recorded his 32nd career hat trick Sunday as the Detroit Red Wings moved into first place in the Western C

Detroit 3; Los Angeles 2

LOS ANGELES, March 11 (UPI) -- Rookie Henrik Zetterberg scored his third goal in as many games Monday night to help Detroit top Los Angeles, 3-2.

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Detroit 7, St. Louis 2

DETROIT, March 7 (UPI) -- Sergei Fedorov recorded a hat trick and rookie Henrik Zetterberg scored twice Friday night to lead Detroit past St. Louis, 7-2, and to a four-point lead over th

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Detroit 5, Phoenix 2

DETROIT, March 2 (UPI) -- Pavel Datsyuk scored a pair of goals and recorded a career-high four points Sunday night as the high-powered Detroit Red Wings cruised past the Phoenix Coyotes,

Detroit 7, Toronto 2

DETROIT, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Curtis Joseph got the win in his first game against his old team Thursday night as rookie Henrik Zetterberg and Brett Hull each scored twice to lead the Detroit

Nashvile 5, Detroit 5 (OT)

DETROIT, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Defenseman Kimmo Timonen and Denis Arkhipov scored 4:18 apart late in the third period Tuesday night to help erase a deficit and lift the Nashville Predators in

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Henrik Zetterberg
Detroit Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg carries the puck in the second period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI on January 12, 2006. Zetterberg scored two goals in the Red Wings 6-3 victory over the Flyers. (UPI Photo/Scott R. Galvin)

Henrik “Zäta" Zetterberg (born October 9, 1980) is a Swedish professional ice hockey center and alternate captain currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League, wearing the "A" during away games when Kris Draper is healthy (alternating with Draper, who wears the "A" during home games). Along with winning the Stanley Cup in 2008, Zetterberg won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Zetterberg started out by playing his youth league games for the Njurunda Sports Club, as did Fredrik Modin. In the Swedish leagues, players were calling him Zetty the Grizzly Teddy, due to his facial hair. In 2008, the club renamed their arena—until then known as Njurunda Ishall—to Modin & Zetterberg-hallen in their honor.

Zetterberg caught the attention of the Red Wings' Assistant General Manager Jim Nill and Director of European Scouting Håkan Andersson during a tournament in Finland. While Andersson was trying to point out Mattias Weinhandl, Nill could not help noticing "this little Zetterberg guy who always seemed to have the puck."

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