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Hull's regulation goal and OT assist win it for Wings

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks appeared to be in control
before Brett Hull took over and sparked the Detroit Red Wings to a
stunning victory.

Hull's second goal of the third period tied it with 37 seconds
left, and then he made a great pass to Jason Woolley for the
winning goal in overtime Sunday night as the Red Wings rallied for
a 4-3 victory.

''We didn't quit when it was 3-1 and it paid off,'' Hull said.
''We were doing a lot of good things and just kept with it.''

Hull forced overtime when he took a pass from Nicklas Lidstrom
and shoved it past Chicago goalie Jocelyn Thibault.

In overtime, he moved the puck across the ice to a streaking
Woolley, who beat Thibault and ended Chicago's eight-game unbeaten
string.

''I have a thing on a two-on-one, that the goalie will look for me
to shoot because he thinks I'm a shooter. Jason got open and I got
it over to him,'' Hull said.

''I thought I had everything covered, but it was a perfect
play,'' Thibault said.

Detroit had a 12-5 shots advantage in the final period and kept
peppering Thibault.

''They just kept coming at us,'' the Chicago goalie said.

Woolley, who'd missed a shot in the third period when he hit the
crossbar, got a second chance in overtime.

''Brett made a great pass. I could see as soon as he turned he
wasn't going to shoot,'' Woolley said. ''I wanted one back so bad
after hitting the crossbar.''

Hull also had a power-play goal to get the Wings to 3-2 down after the defending Stanley Cup champions trailed 2-0 after two
periods.

Playing before a lively crowd of 21,295 -- the largest of the
season at home that included a vocal segment of Red Wings fans -- the Blackhawks got goals from Kyle Calder, Steve Poapst and Theo
Fleury, but couldn't hold on.

''We controlled the game for 50 minutes. We did the same thing
last night and it's disappointing to let points slip away,'' said
Theury, referring to a tie with Nashville on Saturday night.

The Hawks struck with a power-play goal early in the second when
Phil Housley's slap shot was blocked by Curtis Joseph with Calder
positioned perfectly to score on the rebound from in close.

Five minutes later, Alex Zhamnov dug the puck out from behind
the net, skated to the circle and fed to a wide-open Poapst, who
got his first goal of the season when his hard shot beat
Joseph and made it 2-0.

Detroit's Sergei Fedorov feasted on a miscue by Chicago
defenseman Alexander Karpovtsev, who whiffed as he tried to make a
clearing pass from the left circle.

Fedorov moved in, stepped right into the puck and drove it past
Thibault less than three minutes into the final period to bring the
Wings to 2-1 down.

Fleury later took a nifty pass from Zhamnov, and his shot from
between the circles skimmed the skate of Detroit's Kirk Maltby
before slithering under Joseph for a two-goal lead.

But the Red Wings quickly responded on a power-play goal from
Hull, who deflected a pass from Brendan Shanahan to make it 3-2
with just more than seven minutes left.

Game notes
Chicago's Eric Daze was an unexpected scratch because of a stiff back, not a good sign for a player with a history of back problems. The Blackhawks said it was a precautionary move. Daze underwent two surgeries for herniated discs, the latest coming Sept. 15. It caused him to miss the first 15 games of the season. ... Detroit's Chris Chelios, the Chicago
native and former Blackhawks player, was scratched for a second
consecutive game with an undisclosed leg injury. ... Calder has goals
in three consecutive games and 10 for the season. ... Fedorov leads
the Red Wings with 19 goals.