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2001 Playoffs

Detroit vs. Los Angeles

Vyacheslav Kozlov scored twice, Sergei Fedorov had a goal and an assist and Chris Osgood stopped 20 all 20 shots as the Detroit Red Wings shutout the Los Angeles Kings 4-0 to take a two games to none lead in the series.

"I thought the whole team came together and really played strong as a team," Detroit defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom added. "We wanted to really pay attention to all the details out there and I thought we did. All four lines really played well."

Detroit overcame the absence of Brendan Shanahan and captain Steve Yzerman to extend its first-round winning streak to 13 games while Los Angeles lost 13th straight playoff game. The Kings have last won a playoff game in 1994.

"We knew that they were going to come out harder because they were missing those two guys and they did exactly that," the Kings' Aaron Miller said. "It's a great team. They've got a lot of depth, that's why they've had so much success."

The Red Wings went 3-for-six on power-play and the Kings couldn't score on five man-advantages, which included a five-minute boarding major to Jiri Fischer in the second period.

"In the special teams, I find their players are playing with much more energy than ours," Kings coach Andy Murray said. "Their power-play players are getting to the loose pucks, winning the battles and moving the puck much quicker. We're not assertive enough on the penalty-kill."

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