NHL Detroit Red Wings at Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals goalie Jose Theodore (60) makes a save on a shot by Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) in the first period on January 31, 2009 at Verizon Center in Washington. (UPI Photo/ Mark Goldman)
Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg notched a goal and an assist Sunday and the Red Wings advanced to the conference semifinals with a 3-2 win over Anaheim.
Johan Franzen and Pavel Datsyuk both scored on the power play in a three-goal Detroit second period Thursday, pushing the Red Wings past Nashville 5-2.
Jimmy Howard logged a 22-save shutout Sunday and the Detroit Red Wings helped their playoff chances with a 3-0 blanking of Nashville.
Patrick Marleau scored the deciding goal in the third round of the shootout Thursday, giving San Jose a 3-2 victory over Detroit.
Jimmy Howard finished with 22 saves and Johan Franzen sparked Detroit's offense with a pair of assists Monday in the Red Wings' 3-2 win over Colorado.
The first hat trick in the career of Justin Abdelkader lifted Detroit to a 5-1 decision over Anaheim Friday.
Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader each scored twice for Detroit Saturday and the Red Wings concluded a road swing with a 5-2 spanking of Vancouver.
Jimmy Howard's 22 saves brought him his second shutout of the season Thursday and carried Detroit to a 3-0 decision over Edmonton.
Martin Havlat's goal 3:23 into overtime gave San Jose a crucial Western Conference victory Saturday, a 3-2 decision over Detroit.
Andrei Kostitsyn scored power-play goals in both the second and third periods Saturday, lifting the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win over Detroit.