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Justin Abdelkader has hat trick, assist to lead Red Wings to 5-1 victory over Ducks

Justin Abdelkader had his first NHL hat trick, Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and two assists, and the Detroit Red Wings ended Anaheim's club-record 13-game home winning streak with a 5-1 victory over the Ducks on Friday.

Detroit began a four-game road trip with the first of back-to-back games against Pacific Division leaders, who beat the Red Wings 5-2 in their only other meeting on Feb. 15 at Joe Louis Arena.

Jimmy Howard allowed fewer than three goals for the eighth time in his past nine starts and had 33 saves.

Coming off an emotional come-from-behind 4-2 home win over Chicago in a game featuring the teams with the top two records in the NHL, the Ducks couldn't extend the momentum against Detroit, which turned several defensive mistakes into goals.