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Red Wings win game, lose Datsyuk

DETROIT — The Red Wings' big win came at a heavy price.

Henrik Zetterberg's second goal of the game at 2:59 of overtime gave Detroit a 5-4 victory over the Canucks on Wednesday.

But the Red Wings lost star center Pavel Datsyuk for at least four weeks with a broken bone in his hand or wrist, coach Mike Babcock said.

"We got to find a way to dig in, just like we did tonight to get the game done," Babcock said. "More opportunity for someone else. We know Pav's a good player, and we know he's coming back. He gets a little bit of vacation. so he's ready for the playoffs."

Datsyuk, who has 12 goals and 39 points in 33 games, will not need surgery. His hand will be placed in a cast.

Datsyuk was hurt with about 1:30 left in the first period when he tripped over Canucks wing Mikael Samuelsson and landed on his right hand-wrist area.

With the win, the Red Wings moved into first in the Western Conference, passing Dallas.

Game highlights: Sidney Crosby matched the second-longest NHL scoring streak in 18 years at 22 games with his first-period goal and the host Penguins beat the Panthers 5-2. Crosby scored for the 28th time this season and the 22nd time during the streak, which matches Dany Heatley's in 2005 as the longest since the lockout that wiped out the 2004-05 season. Mats Sundin of the Quebec Nordiques had a 30-game streak in 1992-93. … Jack Skille scored two goals in the host Blackhawks' 4-1 win over the Predators 4-1. Four of Skille's six goals this season have come against Nashville.

Rangers: Wing Marian Gaborik won't play against the Lightning tonight because of a sore groin he has had for several days, coach John Tortorella said. Defenseman Michael Del Zotto will be out with a stomach virus.

at Red Wings 1 1 2 1 5
Canucks 0 3 1 0 4

First Period1, Detroit, Cleary 15 (Bertuzzi, Rafalski), 8:12. PenaltiesNone.

Second Period2, Vancouver, H.Sedin 7 (Kesler, D.Sedin), 1:11 (pp). 3, Detroit, V.Filppula 8 (Cleary, Ericsson), 6:29. 4, Vancouver, D.Sedin 17 (Kesler, Ehrhoff), 11:21 (pp). 5, Vancouver, Samuelsson 7 (H.Sedin), 19:39. PenaltiesRafalski, Det (cross-checking), :56; Bieksa, Van (interference), 1:35; Holmstrom, Det (high-sticking), 2:56; Samuelsson, Van (interference), 6:57; V.Filppula, Det (closing hand on puck), 10:33.

Third Period6, Detroit, Zetterberg 11 (Kronwall, Salei), 1:54. 7, Vancouver, Tambellini 7 (Kesler), 12:10. 8, Detroit, Lidstrom 8 (Zetterberg, Rafalski), 16:06 (pp). PenaltiesEdler, Van (high-sticking), 5:30; Burrows, Van (cross-checking), 15:09.

Overtime9, Detroit, Zetterberg 12 (Rafalski, Helm), 2:59. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalVancouver 17-13-8-1—39. Detroit 14-11-19-1—45. Power-play opportunitiesVancouver 2 of 3; Detroit 1 of 4. GoaliesVancouver, Luongo 16-8-3 (45 shots-40 saves). Detroit, Howard 18-6-2 (39-35). A20,066 (20,066).

at Penguins 3 1 1 5
Panthers 1 0 1 2
at Penguins 3 1 1 5
Panthers 1 0 1 2

First Period1, Pitts., Letestu 7 (Kennedy, Conner), 1:30. 2, Fla., Weiss 9 (Frolik, Weaver), 2:43. 3, Pitts., Crosby 28 (Kunitz, B.Johnson), 7:44. 4, Pitts., Cooke 7 (Talbot, Malkin), 10:57. PenaltiesSantorelli, Fla (interference), 3:20; Matthias, Fla, major (fighting), 11:22; Lovejoy, Pit, major (fighting), 11:22; Orpik, Pit (interference), 18:57.

Second Period5, Pitts., Lovejoy 1, 6:19. PenaltiesHordichuk, Fla, major (fighting), 12:04; Rupp, Pit, major (fighting), 12:04; Kulikov, Fla (hooking), 13:50; Kennedy, Pit (interference), 16:19; Dadonov, Fla (goaltender interference), 18:07.

Third Period6, Fla., McCabe 5 (Thomas, Hordichuk), 16:24. 7, Pitts., Dupuis 8 (Letang, Kunitz), 19:32 (en). PenaltiesLetang, Pit (tripping), 2:29; Weaver, Fla (slashing), 12:59. Shots on GoalFla. 8-13-16—37. Pitts. 17-5-12—34. Power-play opportunitiesFla. 0 of 3; Pitts. 0 of 4. GoaliesFla., Vokoun 13-13-0 (14 shots-11 saves), Clemmensen (10:57 first, 19-18). Pitts., B.Johnson 8-3-1 (21-20), Fleury (0:00 third, 16-15). A18,238 (18,087).

at Blackhawks 1 1 2 4
Predators 0 0 1 1

First Period1, Chicago, Bolland 4 (Pisani), 12:29. PenaltiesNone.

Second Period2, Chicago, Skille 5 (Bolland, Keith), 9:28 (pp). PenaltiesSuter, Nas (roughing), 7:51; O'Brien, Nas (interference), 9:58; Ward, Nas (roughing), 10:48; Kopecky, Chi (roughing), 10:48; Bolland, Chi (hooking), 18:10.

Third Period3, Chicago, Skille 6 (Dowell, Keith), 9:14. 4, Nashville, Kostitsyn 6 (Erat, Suter), 11:13 (pp). 5, Chicago, Bickell 10 (Cullimore), 17:28. PenaltiesCullimore, Chi (hooking), 11:03. Shots on GoalNashville 9-11-5—25. Chicago 13-13-9—35. Power-play opportunitiesNashville 1 of 2; Chicago 1 of 2. GoaliesNashville, Lindback 9-3-2 (35 shots-31 saves). Chicago, Crawford 11-6-1 (25-24). A21,526 (19,717).

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