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Pistons fall again but Red Wings beat Vancouver

Feb 4th, 2014 - Sports News

Justin Abdelkader scored early in the second period and again in the final seconds while Jimmy Howard finished off a shutout that Jonas Gustavsson started for the Detroit Red Wings in a 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night. Two goalies combined on a Red Wings shutout for the first time since Oct. 27, 2001, when Manny Legace and Dominik Hasek did it in a 1-0 win at Nashville. Gustavsson started and stopped all eight shots he faced in the first period, but didn't return to play because of dizziness. Howard had 16 saves.

The Pistons played Monday night as well and LeBron James came within two rebounds of his first triple-double this season, and the Miami Heat won for the fifth time in six games Monday by beating the Detroit Pistons 102-96. Brandon Jennings had 26 points and seven assists for the Pistons, who trailed almost the entire game and took it badly. They were called for four technical fouls.

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