Datsyuk, Joseph pace Red Wings

Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2003

DETROIT Pavel Datsyuk scored his seventh goal in five games and added an assist, and Curtis Joseph stopped 21 of 22 shots to give the Detroit Red Wings a 4-1 victory Monday night over the Florida Panthers.

Kirk Maltby, Mark Mowers and Mathieu Schneider got the other goals for the Red Wings. Lukas Krajicek scored for Florida, getting his first NHL point.

Joseph stopped Nathan Horton from in close in the opening two minutes and foiled Stephen Weiss on a point-blank tip and rebound attempt during a Panthers' power play early in the second period.

Wild 5, Coyotes 2

PHOENIX Andrew Brunette had a goal and two assists, and Minnesota Wild spoiled Phoenix's final game at America West Arena.

The Coyotes play Nashville on Dec. 27 in their first game at their new arena in suburban Glendale.

Jason Wiemer and Matt Johnson scored early for the Wild, who won their second straight and third in four games, and Wes Walz and Alexandre Daigle had empty-net goals in the last 47 seconds.

Fredrik Sjostrom and Brian Savage scored for Phoenix.

Minnesota goaltender Dwayne Roloson had 18 saves, and Sean Burke made 24 for Phoenix.

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