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Leading Off


Comin' at Ya
In the Red Wings' 3-1 home victory over the Wild on Friday, Detroit right wing Daniel Cleary got an up-close look at both the puck and a camera mounted behind a small hole in the boards. Pavel Datsyuk (inset) leads the Red Wings in points (22), with eight goals and 14 assists.

Kitty Corners
Panthers defensive backs Ricky Manning (24) and Chris Gamble shared a pas de deux and a head butt after Gamble intercepted a Brooks Bollinger pass in the fourth quarter of Carolina's 30-3 win over the Jets in Charlotte on Sunday.

Ben There...
... done that. Pistons center Ben Wallace (3) did a thorough Windex job against the Suns in Phoenix last Thursday, grabbing 16 rebounds to go with his 15 points during Detroit's 111--104 victory. The Pistons are off to a strong start under new coach Flip Saunders (inset).

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Photographs by David E. Klutho


Photographs by John Biever


Photographs by John W. McDonough