Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 2/3/12
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Pavel Datsyuk and Jiri Hudler scored in the shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings padded their lead over Vancouver in the Western Conference standings with a 4-3 victory against the Canucks on Thursday night. Both shooters beat goalie Roberto Luongo on the stick side to give the Red Wings a 6-0 record this season in shootouts. Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard smothered Alex Edler's close-in shot, and Mason Raymond lost control of the puck in the tiebreaker. Drew Miller, Hudler and Dan Cleary gave the Red Wings one-goal leads. Detroit (35-16-1) won for the ninth time in 10 games to move four points ahead of Vancouver (31-15-5), which has a game in hand. It was also the fourth win in four road games for Detroit, which is 15-14 away from home. Ryan Kesler, Alex Burrows and Raymond forced overtime for the Canucks, who were outshot 43-25 before the shootout. Vancouver went 3-3 on a homestand that spanned the NHL All-Star break. Raymond tied the game with ...
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