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Pavel Datsyuk's shootout goal gives Red Wings 5-4 win over Blackhawks

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Pavel Datsyuk's shootout goal gives Red Wings 5-4 win over Blackhawks

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DETROIT - Pavel Datsyuk scored in a shootout to complete a comeback from a two-goal deficit and lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.

Valtteri Filppula had a goal and an assist and Henrik Zetterberg and Marian Hossa also scored for Detroit. Dan Cleary had two assists and Ty Conklin made 28 saves. He stopped Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane in the shootout.

Toews scored twice, Andrew Ladd had a goal and an assist and Sharp added a goal for Chicago in regulation. Patrick Kane and Brian Campbell each had two assists and Cristobal Huet stopped 26 shots.

Hossa tied it at four with 9:37 left in the third period when he beat Huet from the bottom of the right circle on a rush for his 15th goal.

Zetterberg made it 4-3 with a power-play goal 6:32 into the third period. He chipped in Johan Franzen's pass for his 12th goal.

Ladd's fourth goal gave the Blackhawks a 4-2 lead 2:00 into the second period. Chicago led 3-2 after one but Detroit scored twice in the first 4:33.

Filppula got his third goal on the Red Wings' first shot of the game, at 1:32, when his one-time shot from the left circle trickled in through Huet.

Hudler made it 2-0 when he put one in from the bottom of the left circle after Huet got caught behind the net.

Sharp's power-play goal put the Blackhawks on the board at 9:09 when he ripped in a one-timer from the bottom of the left circle for his 15th goal. Toews then scored twice in the last 3:33 of the period.

He cut in off the right side, put a move on Cleary to the inside, made another move and beat Conklin to tie it at two. Toews then put Chicago ahead with a power-play goal with just four seconds left in the period when he beat Conklin high on the short side from the bottom of the right circle for his seventh goal.

Notes: Detroit RW Tomas Holmstrom returned after missing eight games with back spasms. ... Detroit LW Kirk Maltby didn't play because of a bruised bone in his ankle. ... Chicago G Nikolai Khabibulin missed his fourth game with a lower body injury. ... Hudler has five goals in his last five games. ... Toews has three goals and an assist in his last two games.

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