Justin Abdelkader had his first NHL hat trick, Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and two assists and the Detroit Red Wings ended Anaheim's club-record 13-game home winning streak Friday night with a 5-1 victory over the Ducks.
Detroit began a four-game road trip with the first of back-to-back games against the Pacific Division leaders, who beat the Red Wings 5-2 in their only other meeting on Feb. 15 at Joe Louis Arena. The teams meet again on Sunday at Honda Center.
Jimmy Howard allowed fewer than three goals for the eighth time in his past nine starts and had 33 saves.
Coming off an emotional come-from-behind 4-2 home win over Chicago in a game featuring the teams with the top two records in the NHL, the Ducks couldn't extend the momentum against Detroit, which turned several defensive mistakes into goals.
The Red Wings chased goalie Viktor Fasth to the bench after he gave up Abdelkader's second of the game, at 3:06 of the second period, to make it 3-1.
Fasth, who faced just 11 shots,...