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Lights go out during Canucks-Red Wings game in Detroit

 

Paul Harris, The Sports Xchange

Red Wings centre Gustav Nyquist (8) celebrates with teammates after scoring in the first period against the Canucks in Detroit on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

Red Wings centre Gustav Nyquist (8) celebrates with teammates after scoring in the first period against the Canucks in Detroit on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

DETROIT - 

Centre Pavel Datsyuk scored twice and the Detroit Red Wings held off the Vancouver Canucks 5-3 on Sunday at Joe Louis Arena.

The game was interrupted for 34 minutes, 29 seconds after the opening face-off because of a power outage.

Defenceman Niklas Kronwall, right winger Gustav Nyquist and defenceman Dan DeKeyser also scored for Detroit. Forward Henrik Zetterberg added two assists and goaltender Jimmy Howard made 30 saves.

Right winger Brendan Vey had two goals and an assist and centre Shawn Matthias scored for Vancouver while goaltender Ryan Miller stopped 25 shots.

Vey made it 4-3 with 3:50 left. He scored off a goal mouth scramble for his second of the game and sixth of the season. The play was reviewed to determine if he kicked the puck in.

Datsyuk got his second goal, into an empty net, in the final minute.

Matthias pulled Vancouver to within 3-2 with 7:34 left.

But Dekeyser answered 1:10 later with his first goal.

Kronwall opened the scoring 3:15 into the game with his fourth goal. He beat Miller with a wrist shot from the right circle after moving in from the right point. The goal snapped Miller's shutout streak at 155 minutes and 20 seconds.

Nyquist made it 2-0 with 8:44 left in the first period with a power-play goal. He got his 11th goal, from the bottom of the right circle as he converted a cross-ice pass from Zetterberg.

Vey put the Canucks on the board with a power-play goal 2:37 into the second period. He fired in a loose puck from the inside edge of the right circle.

Datsyuk restored Detroit's two-goal lead on a power-play goal with 5:36 left in the second.

NOTES: Red Wings RW Justin Abdelkader left the game after two periods because of an upper-body injury. ... Detroit D Brendan Smith returned after missing five games with a hand infection. ... Vancouver G Ryan Miller is from Lansing, Mich., and played at Michigan State. He posted shutouts in his two previous games. ... Miller and Detroit LW Drew Miller are brothers. ... The Red Wings sent D Xavier Oullet to Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League. He had replaced Smith on the roster. ... The Canucks came into the game on a three-game winning streak but coach Willie Desjardins said the team has not been playing that well. He credited the play of Miller in goal for the wins. ... Detroit had won four of the previous five games between the teams.


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