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NHL: Boston 6, Detroit 3

DETROIT, March 11 (UPI) -- Marco Sturm had two goals and an assist Sunday afternoon as Boston skated past the Detroit Red Wings, 6-3.

NHL: Detroit 4, NY Rangers 3

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Robert Lang and Henrik Zetterberg scored less than two minutes apart in the third period Monday as the Detroit Red Wings beat the New York Rangers, 4-3.

NHL: Detroit 5, Nashville 3

DETROIT, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and an assist Wednesday night and the Detroit Red Wings won their fifth straight with a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators.

NHL: Detroit 2, Montreal 0

DETROIT, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Dominik Hasek collected his sixth shutout of the season Monday in the Detroit Red Wings' 2-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.

NHL: San Jose 9, Detroit 4

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Patrick Marleau scored a goal and had three assists to become San Jose's all-time leading point scorer during the Sharks 9-4 romp over the Detroit Red Wings.

NHL: Columbus 4, Detroit 3

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Sergei Fedorov scored twice and added an assist against his former club as the Columbus Blue Jackets held off a late Detroit rally to beat the Red Wings, 4-3.

NHL: Edmonton 4, Detroit 3 (SO)

EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Raffi Torres scored in the seventh round of a shootout as the Edmonton Oilers downed the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 at Rexall Place.

NHL: Detroit 3, Edmonton 0

DETROIT, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Dominik Hasek recorded his second shutout of the season Wednesday night as Detroit topped the Edmonton Oilers, 3-0.

NHL: Detroit 4, Dallas 3

DALLAS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Nicklas Lidstrom matched Mike Modano with two goals Friday night as Detroit beat the Dallas Stars, 4-3.

NHL: San Jose 5, Detroit 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Patrick Marleau scored two power play goals Thursday night as San Jose trounced the Detroit Red Wings, 5-1.

NHL: Detroit 7, Buffalo 2

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Pavel Datsyuk tallied twice and Jiri Hudler got his first NHL goal as Detroit routed Buffalo, 7-2, Wednesday for its seventh win in nine games.

Curtis Joseph recalled by Detroit

DETROIT, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The Detroit Red Wings have recalled goaltender Curtis Joseph and center Jiri Hudler from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.

NHL Draft -- 2nd Round List

TORONTO, June 22 (UPI) -- Selections in the second round of the NHL draft:
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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)
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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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