Final OT

Series (Game 2 of 4)

Detroit leads 4-0

Game 1: Thursday, October 9th
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Game 2: Monday, December 8th
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OT
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Game 3: Thursday, January 22nd
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Game 4: Saturday, March 20th
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Kings 2

(14-10-2, 31 pts)

Red Wings 3

(16-10-0, 35 pts)

7:30 PM ET, December 8, 2003

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

1 2 3 OT T
LA 0 0 2 02
DET 2 0 0 13

B. Hull (Red Wings - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

P. Datsyuk (Red Wings - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

M. Straka (Kings - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Hull passes Dionne on goals list

DETROIT (AP) -- Brett Hull did his talking with his stick and was nearly speechless after.

Hull moved into third place on the NHL career goal list by scoring 1:51 into overtime Monday night of the Detroit Red Wings' 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

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 straight game.

"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 Angeles.

"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?"

Los Angeles rallied from a 2-0 third-period deficit on goals by Michael Cammalleri and Martin Straka to force overtime.

Straka tied it at 2 with 2:10 remaining after a turnover by Steve Thomas along the boards. Straka beat Dominik Hasek between the pads with a shot from the bottom of the right circle.

Cammalleri brought Los Angeles within 2-1 when he scored with 9:06 remaining.

"We may have sat back a little bit," Detroit coach Dave Lewis said.

Brendan Shanahan and Pavel Datsyuk had the other Detroit goals.

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."

Game notes


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.

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