Final OT

Series (Game 1 of 1)

Detroit leads 1-0

Game 1: Wednesday, December 31st
Red Wings6

Jets 5

(19-16-2, 43 pts)

Red Wings 6

(23-12-1, 51 pts)

7:00 PM ET, December 31, 2003

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

1 2 3 OT T
WPG 0 3 2 05
DET 0 3 2 16

H. Zetterberg (Red Wings - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 1

I. Kovalchuk (Jets - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

M. Schneider (Red Wings - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Team to wear tribute patch, donate game-worn jerseys

DETROIT ( news services) -- The Detroit Red Wings try to remain perfect all time against the Atlanta Thrashers when they meet at Joe Louis Arena tonight.

The Red Wings have won the first six meetings between the teams, three here and three at Atlanta, outscoring the Thrashers by 30-10.

The Red Wings will wear the same Dan Snyder tribute patch the Thrashers are wearing all season. According to a story in the Detroit Free Press on Wednesday, the game-worn jerseys will be auctioned by the NHL Players Association with proceeds going to The Dan Snyder Memorial Scholarship.

Meanwhile, the Red Wings were hoping that trainers would let goalie Dominik Hasek skate with the team Wednesday or Thursday. Out for the third time this season with a groin injury, Hasek hasn't played since Dec. 8.

"Then it depends how I feel," Hasek told the Free Press. "Of course I'd like to play as soon as possible, but we'll see how I feel when I go with the team. ... I don't know if this week. It depends. But for sure next week I'd like to play in a game."

Detroit is 1-2-1 since a four-game winning streak, scoring just four goals in that span.

On Sunday, the Red Wings were blanked at Chicago, 3-0, after going 0-for-6 on the power play. Manny Legace made 24 saves in the setback.

The Thrashers, who are opening a five-game road trip, have dropped back-to-back games.

On Monday, Atlanta lost to Montreal, 2-1, despite 27 saves from Byron Dafoe and a goal from Ronald Petrovicky.

The Thrashers were hampered down the stretch after Marc Savard received a major penalty for elbowing Saku Koivu.