NHL: Colorado 6, Detroit 5 (SO)

DETROIT, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Jordan Leopold's shootout goal Sunday gave the Colorado Avalanche a 6-5 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

NHL: Detroit 4, Minnesota 2

DETROIT, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Jiri Hudler and Kris Draper scored 50 seconds apart midway through the second period Thursday night, igniting the Detroit Red Wings' 4-2 victory over Minnesota.

NHL: Detroit 6, Chicago 4

CHICAGO, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Detroit scored the final five goals Thursday on the way to a 6-4 win over the Blackhawks at the NHL's Winter Classic, played at Chicago's Wrigley Field.

NHL: Detroit 5, Phoenix 4 (SO)

GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Jiri Hudler scored the decisive goal in the shootout Saturday night and the Detroit Red Wings beat Phoenix 5-4.

NHL: Detroit 5, Chicago 4 (SO)

DETROIT, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Pavel Datsyuk scored the lone goal of a shootout Saturday when the Detroit Red Wings earned a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

NHL: Boston 4, Detroit 1

BOSTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- David Krejci had a goal and an assist Saturday and Manny Fernandez made 27 saves on 28 shots as Boston beat Detroit 4-1 for its second win this holiday weekend.

NHL: Detroit 5, Columbus 3

DETROIT, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Marian Hossa broke a tie with his second goal of the game just 2 minutes from the final horn Friday and Detroit went on to down Columbus 5-3.

NHL: Detroit 5, Calgary 2

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Jiri Hudler scored the game-winner in a three-goal third period Saturday when the Detroit Red Wings beat Calgary 5-2 for their fifth straight win.

NHL: Detroit 4, Edmonton 3

EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Jiri Hudler scored twice Thursday and the Detroit Red Wings fought off a third-period comeback attempt to defeat Edmonton 4-3.

NHL: Detroit 4, Edmonton 0

DETROIT, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Ty Conklin stopped 21 shots Monday for his first shutout of the season in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

NHL: Detroit 6, Chicago 5 (SO)

CHICAGO, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Marian Hossa's shootout goal boosted the Detroit Red Wings to a 6-5 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday night.

NHL: Detroit 5, N.Y. Rangers 4 (OT)

DETROIT, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Marian Hossa's first goal this season gave Detroit a 5-4 overtime win Saturday over the New York Rangers.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 3 (3OT)

DETROIT, June 3 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh, thanks to Petr Sykora's power-play goal at 9:57 of the third overtime, staved off elimination Monday, beating Detroit 4-3 in the Stanley Cup Finals.

NHL: Detroit 3, Nashville 0

NASHVILLE, April 20 (UPI) -- Chris Osgood blocked 20 shots and three players scored for Detroit, which advanced in the NHL playoffs Sunday with a 3-0 win over Nashville.

NHL: Nashville 5, Detroit 3

NASHVILLE, April 14 (UPI) -- Ryan Suter and Jason Arnott scored nine seconds apart in the third period Monday to lead Nashville past Detroit 5-3 in Game 3 of their Western quarterfinal.
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Jiri Hudler
Detroit Red Wings Niklas Lidstrom (5), Pavel Datsyuk, Bret Lebda (center), Jiri Hudler, and Andreas Lila (3) gather to celebrate the go ahead Jiri Hudlers goal at Joe Louis Arena on March 14, 2007. The Red Wings defeated the Predators 4-2. (UPI Photo/Matthew Mitchell)

Jiří Hudler (pronounced /ˈjɪriː ˈhʌdlər/ in English; born January 4, 1984) is a Czech professional ice hockey player with the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. After beginning his career in the Czech Extraliga with Vsetín, Hudler was drafted by the Red Wings in 2002 and won the Stanley Cup with the club in 2008. Hudler also played for Dynamo Moscow for one season before the team was merged to form UHC Dynamo.

Hudler spent his youth in the elite Czech Extraliga with HC Vsetín, beginning in 1999–00. After recording a point-per-game season with the club in 2001–02, he was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings with their first pick (58th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He remained in the Extraliga the following season, including a brief stint with Ak Bars Kazan of the Russian Superleague before moving to North America for the 2003–04 season. Although he competed in 12 games for the Red Wings that season, he played the majority of the campaign with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL), Detroit's minor league affiliate, scoring 49 points in 57 games in his rookie AHL season. Due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Hudler remained in the AHL the following season while also returning to play with Vsetín for seven games. Although NHL play resumed in 2005–06, he played his third season with the Griffins, breaking out with 36 goals and 96 points in 76 games to be named to the AHL Second All-Star Team. His 60 assists established a single-season Griffins team-record.

Hudler finally broke through onto the Red Wings roster in 2006–07 and scored 25 points in 76 games to be chosen team rookie of the year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association. No one in the NHL scored more goals in fewer average minutes per game (10:02) than Hudler. Hudler played sporadically in the playoffs, often splitting time with Kyle Calder. He chipped in two assists in six games. Former Wings teammate and fellow Czech Robert Lang took Hudler under his wing when Hudler joined the team. Hudler spent time living in Lang's home when he first arrived in the United States, and Lang even went so far as to call Hudler "a third son." Following his rookie NHL season, Hudler spent time during the off-season training with fellow NHLers Chris Chelios, Mathieu Schneider, and Rob Blake in Southern California. As a result, he said that he felt faster and stronger.

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