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					                                     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

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