DETROIT – Manny Legace made 21 saves in becoming the first NHL goalie to win 10 games in a month and Mathieu Schneider scored twice in the Detroit Red Wings’ 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Henrik Zetterberg, Kris Draper and Brendan Shanahan also scored for the Red Wings, who got two assists each from Pavel Datsyuk and Robert Lang and won for the 10th time in 11 games.

Matt Ellison and Jaroslav Spacek scored for Chicago (3-7-0).

Schneider’s power-play goal broke a 2-2 tie with 8:02 remaining. He scored on a slap shot from the point while Brent Seabrook was in the penalty box for interference.

Draper added his first goal of the season with 5:03 left, and Shanahan notched his seventh with 1:19 to go.

Spacek gave the Blackhawks a 2-1 lead 7:28 into the second period when he blasted a shot through Legace’s pads from the top of the left circle. Zetterberg tied it at 9:26 with his sixth goal, when he tipped in a pass from Datsyuk.

Chicago opened the scoring with 9:58 remaining in the first period when Ellison put in a rebound. Schneider’s first goal was also on the power play – a slap shot from the point – and came with 6:48 left in the period.

The Blackhawks outshot the Red Wings 12-6 in the first period, with only one of Detroit’s shots recorded at even strength.

Notes: Detroit captain Steve Yzerman returned after missing four games because of a pulled groin. … Detroit was without D Jason Woolley (groin). … Chicago was without C Tuomo Ruutu (back), LW Kyle Calder (elbow), and LW Eric Daze (back). … Chicago D Adrian Aucoin returned after missing two games with a groin strain.

AP-ES-10-27-05 2212EDT


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