DETROIT, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Jocelyn Thibault stopped 18 shots for his league-leading second shutout of the season and Steve Sullivan had a hand in both goals as the Chicago Blackhawks extended their road unbeaten streak against the Detroit Red Wings to nine games Tuesday night with a 2-0 blanking.
Coming off Sunday's 4-1 loss to Edmonton, Thibault became the first visiting goaltender to record a shutout against Detroit since he won by the same score on Dec. 17, 2001. He preserved a 1-0 lead with 1:35 remaining when he stopped a wide-open Sergei Fedorov from the low slot.
The Red Wings have been one of the NHL's top home teams while winning three Stanley Cups in the last six years. But they fell to 0-6-3 against Chicago at Joe Louis Arena since April 2, 1999.
Sullivan scored the only goal Thibault needed 76 seconds into the second period, then helped set up Andrei Nikolishin's insurance tally with 68 seconds to go in the third.
The Blackhawks won for the first time in four road games this season (1-2-1) while dropping the defending Stanley Cup champions to 1-3-1 in their last five contests.