Final

Series (Game 1 of 4)

Detroit leads 3-0

Game 1: Friday, October 24th
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Game 2: Wednesday, November 12th
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Game 3: Monday, January 26th
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OT
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Game 4: Saturday, March 13th
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Stars 0

(4-4-0, 8 pts)

Red Wings 4

(5-2-0, 10 pts)

7:30 PM ET, October 24, 2003

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

1 2 3 T
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DET 0 2 24

H. Zetterberg (Red Wings - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

S. Yzerman (Red Wings - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

C. Chelios (Red Wings - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

Wings have won 15 straight in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) -- Steve Yzerman and Dominik Hasek were supposed to be too old for this.

Yzerman scored two goals -- as many as he had all of last season -- and Hasek made 22 saves for his first shutout since returning from his one-year retirement as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Dallas Stars 4-0 Friday night.

"When I played last year, I didn't feel as comfortable as I have on the ice the last couple of weeks," Yzerman said.

Yzerman, who is 38 and was limited to only 16 games by knee surgery before last season, has four already this season.

It was the 62nd shutout of Hasek's career.

"I think he felt, I don't know, shaky early," Red Wings coach Dave Lewis said. "But he was solid later on."

Jason Woolley and Kris Draper got the other goals and Henrik Zetterberg had two assists for Detroit, which set a franchise record with its 15th consecutive home win. The Wings had 14 straight during the 1964-65 season.

Hasek, also 38, got a pad on a tip attempt by Don Sweeney after the puck bounced off the post with 9:35 left in the second period and stopped a jam attempt by Bill Guerin from the side of the net and two more Guerin rebounds during a Stars power play 30 seconds later.

"They're one of the best teams in the league," Dallas defenseman Teppo Numminen said. "And every time we play against them, you can see where your team is."

Detroit scored twice in less than two minutes early in the second to break a scoreless tie.

Woolley opened the scoring at 3:06 when he intercepted a pass from Mike Modano out of the corner and blasted a one-timer past Marty Turco. Yzerman made it 2-0 just 1:57 later on another one-timer.

"I thought the first period was all right. It looked like we had pretty good legs in the first period," said Stars coach Dave Tippett. "They had those two quick goals and it was downhill after that."

Yzerman, who has four goals this season, got his second of the game by completing a pretty passing play from Zetterberg and Ray Whitney 8:36 into the third period. Yzerman tapped a cross-crease feed from Zetterberg into the empty side of the net.

Draper added a shorthanded goal with 2:20 left in the game.

Game notes


Detroit G Curtis Joseph played an American Hockey League game with the Red Wings' affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins, on Friday night. He is rehabbing after August ankle surgery. ... Dallas D Philippe Boucher was scratched because of a sore groin. ... Detroit sent C Jiri Hudler to Grand Rapids for the weekend. Hudler will be recalled on Monday after playing three games. ... Detroit has scored a shorthanded goal in four straight games.

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