Detroit's Datsyuk Continues Asserting Himself: Pavel Datsyuk notched a goal and two assists in Friday's Game 6 overtime win against Anaheim as Detroit tied up their Western Conference quarterfinal series. (Updated 5/10/13)
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Pavel Datsyuk's goal late in the first period to open the scoring was another Datsyukian dangle with a backhanded finish that Anaheim goalie Jonas Hiller never saw. Datsyuk has seven points in the series' six games. (Updated 5/10/13).
05/23/2013 22:57 Red Wings take command, push Blackhawks to brink
Jakub Kindl scored on a power play in the second period, Daniel Cleary had an empty-net goal and Jimmy Howard made 27 saves to help the Detroit Red Wings hold on for a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night, putting the NHL's best team during the regular season on the brink of elimination.
05/20/2013 22:31 Red Wings outmuscle Blackhawks, lead series 2-1
Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored 31 seconds apart midway through the second period and Pavel Datsyuk restored a two-goal lead in the third to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the second round series.
Around minor knee surgery and a wrist injury, Pavel Datsyuk turned in another strong campaign and was a finalist for the Selke Award thanks to his excellent two-way play. Even when you consider that he missed 12 games during the regular season, Datsyuk's 19 goals were a disappointment and the lowest total he's delivered since 2002-03. If his shooting trends hold up (2.3 shots/game last season), it's dificult to envision a scenario where he will push his way back to previous 30-goal levels. The Wings were targeting a sniper in free agency to ride shotgun on Datsyuk's line, but the efforts came up short and he may have a difficult time exceeding a point-per-game pace as a result. (Updated 8/14/12)