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Pavel Datsyuk | Center

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (36) / 7/20/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 194
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Pavel Datsyuk simply threw one at the net and luckily tied Thursday's game at two midway through the third period, on way to a 3-2 win over the Sharks.
It's tempting to ring the ol' "Magic Man" bell here, but Datsyuk really got lucky as Niemi was heavily screened on a puck that didn't leave the ice. But hey, it looks like a perfectly aimed snipe in the books. Dats is second on the team in goals with 22, and leads them in points with 50 through just 49 games. Feb 27 - 2:24 AM

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Pavel Datsyuk scored twice in Detroit's 4-3 shootout loss to Anaheim on Monday.

Riley Sheahan netted his 10th goal of the season at 16:09 of the third period to at least get Detroit the consolation point. Niklas Kronwall recorded two assists, giving him 35 points in 58 games this season. Justin Abdelkader and Gustav Nyquist each assisted on one of Detroit's three markers.
Feb 24 - 1:14 AM

Pavel Datsyuk powered the Red Wings to a 7-6 overtime win against the Stars with two goals and two assists Saturday night.

Datsyuk finished a plus-three, with four shots on goal in 18:35. The Russian center has shown no signs of slowing down despite being 36, now with 19 goals and 47 points in 46 games. As long as he’s healthy, there aren’t many better players in the game. Jakub Kindl scored twice, while Niklas Kronwall (game winner) and Gustav Nyquist got a goal and a helper. Justin Abdelkader also potted one. Tomas Tatar chipped in with two assists.

Despite three points from Pavel Datsyuk, the Red Wings couldn’t defeat the Jets, losing 5-4 in the shootout Saturday night.

Datsyuk scored twice and added an assist, while also firing seven shots on net. The 36-year-old continues to produce at a high clip as long as he’s in the lineup, now with 17 goals and 42 points in 43 games. Darren Helm (goal, assist) and Niklas Kronwall picked up the other goals for Detroit. Tomas Tatar got two helpers.
Feb 14 - 10:22 PM

The NHL reportedly asked if Henrik Zetterberg or Pavel Datsyuk were interested in playing at the All-Star Game and they both rejected the offer.

Gustav Nyquist left Wednesday morning for Mexico and Tomas Tatar also headed out for his vacation over the All-Star break, but they could have been options. Jimmy Howard was the only Detroit player selected to take part in All-Star weekend, but he won't be there because of a groin injury. In the end, the Wings had already made their plans and they were sticking to them.

Pavel Datsyuk registered two assists in Detroit's 5-2 win over Nashville on Saturday night.

Datsyuk assisted on Kyle Quincey's first period goal, and he also registered an assist on Henrik Zetterberg's second period goal. The 36-year-old has missed some time because of injury, but he is rolling at a point-per-game pace. Datsyuk has 15 goals and 34 points in 34 games this season. He was named the game's third star.
Jan 18 - 10:07 AM

Pavel Datsyuk steered a shot past Brian Elliott in the dying seconds of overtime to secure the Red Wings a 3-2 win over the Blues on Thursday night.

Datsyuk now has 15 goals and 32 points in 33 games this season. The 36-year-old had gone pointless in three of his past four games before recording points in the Red Wings' last two games.
Jan 16 - 12:31 AM

Pavel Datsyuk netted the game-winning goal Tuesday against Edmonton on a late power-play marker.

Edmonton's Benoit Pouliot was assessed a four-minute penalty for spearing Jonathan Ericsson and the Red Wings took advantage. Datsyuk got the winner with just 34 seconds left in the third. He also had an assist on a power-play goal by Justin Abdelkader in the second stanza. Datsyuk has 30 points in 29 matches.
Jan 7 - 10:27 AM

Detroit coach Mike Babcock split up Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg during Friday morning's practice.

This isn't the first time Babcock has split up his top two players and it won't be the last. Datsyuk and Zetterberg have been playing side-by-side for the past few weeks but Babcock wanted to try something different Friday. Datsyuk skated between Tomas Tatar and Justin Abdelkader, while Zetterberg centred a unit featuring Riley Sheahan and Gustav Nyquist on the wings. There is no telling whether Babcock will employ these units against Vancouver Saturday night, though. Just an FYI.
Jan 3 - 10:15 AM

Pavel Datsyuk scored Detroit's only goal in their 2-1 shootout loss to Colorado on Sunday.

His power-play goal in the third period opened the scoring in the game, but the Wings were unable to fend off the Avalanche in a nine-round shootout. He also had seven shots in the contest. Datsyuk now has 13 goals and 24 points in just 22 games. The goal breaks a three-game pointless drought for the 36-year-old. Riley Sheahan and Henrik Zetterberg picked up the assists on Datsyuk's goal.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 09:00:00 PM

Detroit head coach Mike Babcock reunited Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg.

They will be skating on a line with winger Justin Abdelkader. Datsyuk and Zetterberg don't always play together, but Babcock reunites them every time the team needs a spark. "It's about winning," said Babcock of the decision to reunite Datsyuk and Zetterberg. "Whatever can help us win. It doesn't matter to me."
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 10:51:00 AM

Pavel Datsyuk has been chosen as the first star of the week for the period ending Dec. 7.

He amassed three goals and seven points in four matches. Datsyuk posted three multi-point efforts during that span. He has been limited to 17 games this season, but he's racked up 12 goals and 22 points.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 06:39:00 PM

Pavel Datsyuk scored a goal and two assists in Sunday's 3-1 win over Carolina.

The 36-year-old has been a fire since returning from a groin injury. Datsyuk has 11 points in his last seven contests. Overall, he has 12 goals and 22 points in just 17 games this season. Datsyuk assisted on both Tomas Tatar's goals.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 09:03:00 PM

Pavel Datsyuk notched a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over Dallas.

He has earned multi-point games in three straight and in four of his past five outings. Datsyuk's 11th goal of the year gave the Red Wings a power-play tally in six consecutive games.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 08:45:00 AM

Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss at the hands of the Panthers.

Datsyuk has battled the injury bug all season, but it hasn't showed when he has been in the lineup if his 17 points in 14 games are any indication. Gustav Nyqvist and Tomas Tatar recorded other goals for Detroit in the defeat.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 12:12:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Stephen Weiss
3Darren Helm
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Erik Cole
3Tomas Tatar
4Daniel Cleary
5Drew Miller
6Teemu Pulkkinen
RW1Johan Franzen
2Gustav Nyquist
3Justin Abdelkader
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Danny DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Brendan Smith
5Kyle Quincey
6Jakub Kindl
7Alexey Marchenko
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson