DETROIT – Nicklas Lidstrom had two goals and an assist, Jimmy Howard made 22 saves for his seventh NHL shutout, and the Detroit Red Wings snapped a six-game losing streak by beating the Anaheim Ducks 5-0 on Saturday night.
The Red Wings also broke out of a scoring slump after they netted only six goals during their slide.
Kronwall opened the scoring 7:04 in when he beat Hiller with a slap shot from the right point for his second goal. It came just 6 seconds after Anaheim killed a penalty. The Red Wings outshot the Ducks 17-1 in the first 13:30 of the game.
Zetterberg made it 2-0 at 1:55 of the second period when he scored his third of the season on a wrist shot from the high slot after controlling Franzen's pass with his skate. Lidstrom's first goal of the game came 50 seconds later off a slap shot from the top of the left circle.
An apparent goal by Anaheim's Lucas Sbisa with 7:44 remaining in the second was waved off because of incidental contact with Howard by Corey Perry.
Lidstrom's second of the game came on the power play 1:39 into the third period on a slap shot from inside the blue line. It was his fifth goal of the season.
NOTES: Detroit RW Todd Bertuzzi didn't play because of illness. RW Patrick Eaves missed his second game because of a sore back. Detroit recalled F Fabian Brunnstrom from Grand Rapids of the AHL, and he had an assist on Lidstrom's first goal. Anaheim finished its seven-game, 13-day road trip 1-3-3. ... Lidstrom scored his 130th power-play goal, moving him ahead of Phil Housley into fifth place among NHL defensemen.