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Associated Press
12/14/2006 11:22:35 PM


CHICAGO (AP) - Henrik Zetterberg, Daniel Cleary and Mikael Samuelsson scored goals, and Dominik Hasek made 29 saves to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

Detroit has won four of five games.

Jeff Hamilton and Tuomo Ruutu scored for the Blackhawks, who fell to 5-1-3 under new coach Denis Savard. Nikolai Khabibulin made 23 saves.

Cleary extended his point streak to seven games, and has five goals and four assists in the span.

Detroit forward Tomas Kopecky left with an injury 53 seconds into the third period.

The Red Wings centre was motionless on the ice for a few minutes before being helped to the dressing room by members of the Detroit training staff.

As he approached the Chicago blue-line, Kopecky went down and slid into the left boards before Blackhawks defenceman Jim Vandermeer fell on top of him.

Zetterberg gave Detroit a 1-0 lead just 3:57 in, completing a 2-on-1 break with Pavel Datsyuk.

After taking Datsyuk's pass across the crease, Zetterberg fired a shot that trickled between Khabibulin's pads.

Hasek was especially sharp in the first. He made three saves - including two while on his back - on close-in shots about eight minutes in.

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