Wings Come From Behind to Soar Over Stars

Sens prevail over Habs; Kovalchuk, Thrashers douse Flames
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2008 12:31 AM CDT
Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk (13), of Russia, and teammate Nicklas Lidstrom, right, of Sweden, converge on Dallas Stars' Mike Ribeiro, center, during their game tonight in Detroit.   (AP Photo/Jerry S. Mendoza)
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(Newser) – Detroit's offense shone in the third period, scoring three goals to beat the Stars, 5-3. Pavel Datsyuk had a big night with two goals and an assist, helping the Wings reach 100 points for the eighth straight year, tying a league record set by Montreal in 1982. Chris Osgood got the win in goal for the Wings, reports the AP.  Elsewhere in the NHL:

  • Ottawa shut out the Canadiens tonight, 3-0, to remain just one point behind conference-leader New Jersey. Jason Spezza had two goals for the Sens.
  • Ilya Kovalchuk made all the difference for Atlanta, as the Thrashers defeated the Flames tonight, 6-4.  Kovalchuk netted himself a hat trick in the last minute of the game, giving him 48 goals on the season.