Center Justin Abdelkader has five goals in his past three games -- including a three-goal hat trick in the Detroit Red Wings' 5-1 over the Ducks in Anaheim Friday night -- after not scoring a goal in 23 games to start the season.
"Sometimes the puck will find you, or follow you, and maybe that was the case in this game," Abdelkader said. "We had a good team game, and give those guys (linemates Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen) all the credit. Pav and Mule, they've done a tremendous job. I'm just trying to do my part, just keep going to the net and keep it simple and when I get the puck make good plays with it."