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Detroit Red Wing Justin Abdelkader

Justin Abdelkader

Muskegon native Justin Abdelkader scored two goals late Saturday night in the Detroit Red Wings’ 5-2 victory over the host Vancouver Canucks.

The two goals give Abdelkader three in the first 29 games of the season.

Abdelkader scored at 6:08 of the first period to tie the game at 1-all. Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen drew assists on that tally.

At 14:44 of the final period, Abdelkader struck again, this time with Datysuk and Jakub Kindle drawing assists. That goal gave Detroit at 5-1 lead.

For the game, Abdelkader had three shots on goal and was plus-2.

In 29 games this season, he has three goals and one assists for four points.