Red Wings, Hasek Shut Down Stars

Goalie's 22 saves leads Detroit to fifth straight road win
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Jan 6, 2008 5:05 AM CST
Detroit Red Wings goalie Dominik Hasek, left, of Czech Republic, is congratulated by teammates Aaron Downey (20), Nicklas Lidstrom (5), of Sweden, and Daniel Cleary, center rear, following their 3-0 win...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Dominik Hasek gave all the credit to his defense for his second shutout of the season yesterday as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Dallas Stars 3-0, the Detroit News reports. Hasek had 22 saves as the Red Wings won their 16th game in the last 19. The Stars have lost four in a row.

Brian Rafalski, Dan Cleary and Johan Franzen scored goals for the Red Wings, who have won five straight on the road, outscoring opponents 20-5.  "We did a good job of taking away their skill and speed through the middle," Cleary said. "It was a tight game and not many shots [on goal]. We capitalized on our chances."