Henrik Goes Wild vs. Minnesota
San Jose blanks Coyotes again; Avs hold down Philly
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2007 6:38 AM CST
Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg (40), of Sweden, talks strategy with teammate Pavel Datsyuk, of Russia, during the second period of their NHL hockey game against Minnesota Wild on Friday, Dec. 7,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Detroit, paced by Henrik Zetterberg's hat trick and a shutout by the ageless Dominik Hasek, wiped out Minnesota 5-0 tonight, making the Red Wings the first team to reach 20 wins in the NHL this season. They put the game away with three goals in a four-minute span in the second period. Elsewhere on the ice tonight:

  • Evgeni Nabakov has become unbeatable against Phoenix, posting his third straight shutout against the Coyotes in San Jose's 1-0 win. The Sharks have outscored Wayne Gretzky's team 16-1 this year.
  • Colorado, despite missing captain Joe Sakic a fourth straight game, topped Philadelphia, 2-1, with the winner coming from Milan Hejduk. Jose Theodore stopped 28 shots for the Avs.