DETROIT (AP) -- Brett Hull did his talking with his stick and was
nearly speechless after.
His 732nd goal snapped a tie with Marcel Dionne and moved the
Red Wings forward behind only Wayne Gretzky (894) and Gordie Howe
(801). Hull, who also had an assist, one-timed a shot from the
bottom of the left circle to give him a goal in his seventh
"Just to be there behind Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe, I can't
put it into words," Hull said. "One guy is known as the greatest
player ever and the other guy in known as Mr. Hockey."
Howe, who played with Detroit from 1946-47 until 1970-71 was at
the game and congratulated Hull after the game.
"The only guy who could have affected me more by talking to me
is my dad," Hull said of his father, Hall of Famer Bobby Hull. "I
can't describe the goose bumps. I'm flabbergasted."
Howe showed admiration for Brett Hull's game.
"He's smart as hell. Why waste energy when you don't have to?"
he said. "He knows the game. I've never seen a guy who can find
holes like him."
Dionne played the first four seasons of his career with Detroit
from 1971-72 until 1974-75 before playing the bulk of it with Los
"If you had to lose the game tonight and to have somebody score
the winning goal in overtime and he's playing the Los Angeles Kings
and Marcel Dionne played there all those years," Kings coach Andy
Murray said. "Is that a sense of the dramatic or not?"
Cammalleri brought Los Angeles within 2-1 when he scored with
"We may have sat back a little bit," Detroit coach Dave Lewis
Shanahan's goal was his 544th, tying him for 19th place with
Hall of Famer Maurice Richard.
Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios left the game early in the
second period with a leg injury. He collided with Cammalleri late
in the first period and went down holding his right knee. He
returned for the first shift of the second period, but went to the
locker room after that.
Lewis said Chelios would have a MRI taken on Tuesday.
Shanahan opened the scoring 2:27 in when his wrist shot from the
bottom of the left circle beat Roman Cechmanek, who was deep in his
crease. Datsyuk's power-play goal at 6:25 made it 2-0. He put a
cross-ice pass from Hull into the open side of the net from the
bottom of the right circle.
"We're not happy with the way we played in the first period,"
Kings forward Luc Robitaille said. "The Wings play that puck
possession and you have to be patient. It's a big point for us."
Detroit captain Steve Yzerman missed the game after
injuring his groin at Toronto on Saturday. ... Red Wings LW Ray Whitney returned after missing 10 games with a groin injury, but
reaggravated it late in the second period and didn't return. ...
Robitaille and Sean Avery were with the Red Wings when they won the
Stanley Cup in 2002. ... Hull has seven goals and four assists the
past seven games. ... Cammalleri played at Michigan from 1999-2002.
... Chelios earned an assist on Shanahan's goal. ... Straka has
goals in his last three games.