Detroit dominated the first period with three power-play goals
as it outshot Calgary 22-4.
Lidstrom opened the scoring on a one-time slap shot from the
right point at 4:31. Shanahan made it 2-0 when he tipped in
Lidstrom's shot at eight minutes and Samuelsson tipped in Jiri
Fischer's blast from the point with 3:32 left to complete the
scoring for the period.
The Red Wings were 3-for-7 with the man-advantage in the period.
Detroit finished the game 5-for-9 on the power-play.
Warrener got Calgary on the scoreboard 6:12 into the second
period, when his shot from the point was accidentally tipped in by
Detroit's Kris Draper.
Zetterberg added another power-play goal with 7:28 remaining in
the second period when he scored from the inside edge of the left
circle to make it 4-1.
Hamrlik then pulled the Flames to within two again with a slap
shot from the top of the left circle with 5:06 left in the second.
Lang made it 5-2 with a one-timer from the slot with 36.9
seconds remaining in the second period.
Calgary goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff was replaced by Philippe
Sauve to begin the third period after stopping 31 of 36 shots.
Datsyuk added a power-play goal 8:05 into the third period.
Flames' RW Darren McCarty played his first game against the
Red Wings since they bought him out and he signed a two-year
free-agent contract with Calgary. McCarty played 11 seasons with
Detroit, helping it win three Stanley Cups. ... Linesman Thor
Nelson was hit in the face with a puck off the stick of Steve
Reinprecht 3:29 into the game and was helped off the ice. He later
returned. ... Lidstrom passed Ted Lindsay to move into sixth on
all-time Red Wings' scoring list with 729 points.
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