18:46 mark. Shanahan spun Rangers with two out of three
RED WINGS around on the left wing and rifled goals in the period. Tomas
BURY a shot into the corner of the net.
Shanahan caught a pass from a
Holstrom scored the first goal of
the period for Detroit at the 8:51
NEW YORK streaking Igor Larionov after he
skated down the ice. Assists went
mark when he racked up his 12th
goal of the season. Shanahan
RANGERS to Larionov and Chis Chelios. flipped a pass to Holmstrom who
The Red Wings extended their was streaking down the ice on a
lead on their first powerplay give and go when Holmstrom’s
opportunity of the game when shot found the side of the net.
The Detroit Red Wings played Steve Yzerman scored his 33rd Holmstrom launched his
their most explosive game of the goal of the season. Yzerman backhand shot on the left wing
season last Sunday when they wound up and launched his shot just below the blue line.
buried the New York Rangers 8- from the right face off circle after The Rangers scored a face
2 at the Joe Louis Arena. Detroit the puck bounced off the boards saving goal and their only score
blew open a tight game in the after a pass. He hammered the of the period when Adam Graves
second period with a barrage of puck into the side of the net at connected on a powerplay
unanswered goals. The offensive the 7:24 mark. Assists went to opportunity at the 13:34 mark.
output also helped give Martin Sergi Fedorov and Shanahan. The score came after a penalty to
Lapointe his first career hat Detroit blew the game open less Detroit’s Jiri Fischer for board
trick. than two minutes later with their checking at the 13:12 mark.
In the first period Detroit third goal of the period when Graves’s shot found its mark
wasted little time getting on the Fedorov scored his 25th goal of after a face off on the Vipers end
scoreboard when Martin the season. A streaking Fedorov of the ice. Graves hammered a
Lapointe gave his team the lead beat New York goalie Mike shot into the corner of the net
at the 3:12 mark. Lapointe Richter after a feed from after he retrieved a lose puck
scored his 13th goal of the season Yzerman who had poked away close to the left face off circle.
when he corralled a rebound shot the puck from a defenseman. The Red Wings wiped out
in front of the net, spun around, Fedorov raced down center ice almost any thought of a last stand
ripping the puck back into the and waited until Richter rally when they scored a season
top of the net. Assists went to committed himself before best 8th goal of the game less than
Kirk Maltby and Nicklas powering the puck behind a minute later at the 14:04 mark.
Lidstrom. Richter and into the corner of the Lidstrom closed out the third
New York came back and tied net. period scoring when he scored on
the game less than four minutes The Red Wings scored their a powerplay opportunity for his
later after a five minute penalty fourth goal of the period at the 19th goal of the season. Lidstrom
to the Red Wings Larry Murphy 12:21 mark when Lapointe lobbed a soft shot through traffic
for spearing. Defenseman Brian scored his second goal of the and into the corner of the net.
Leech sprung lose down center game. Lapointe was standing in Detroit finished off the Rangers
ice after Maltby loss his stick front of the net when he took a with an overpowering 43-20 shot
attempting to retrieve a lose puck feed from Kris Draper and on goal advantage.
on New York’s end of the ice. jammed the puck into the side of
Leech crossed Detroit’s blue the net for the score. Assists
line unchecked and blasted a went to Draper and Kirk Maltby.
powerful shot pass Chris Osgood Lapointe scored Detroit’s final
for the score. The period ended goal of the quarter after Yan
with the Red Wings holding a 22- Golubovsky rifled a shot up the
10 shots on goal advantage. middle from just below the blue
Detroit took charge in the line. The puck hit Lapointe’s
second period and spotted skates and trickled between
themselves a 5-goal lead by the Richter’s legs and into the face of
end of the period. The Red the net for the score. Assists
Wings were able to get off to a went to Golubovsky and Chris
great start in the period when Chelios.
Brendan Shanahan scored scored In the third period the Red
his 39th goal of the season at the Wings continued to dismantle the