DETROIT (AP) -- Brendan Shanahan beat the Anaheim Mighty Ducks with a
Shanahan scored his 550th NHL goal Saturday night, breaking a tie early in
the third period in the Detroit Red Wings' 3-1 victory over the Mighty Ducks.
Shanahan fired a wrist shot from inside the left circle past goalie
Jean-Sebastien Giguere 1:54 into the third period. Ray Whitney set up the goal
with a pass from behind the net.
"Classic great hands shot," Red Wings coach Dave Lewis said. "Great pass
from Whitney and a quick shot, right over the pad. Not a fluke goal at all."
Shanahan is 18th on the career goals list, six goals behind Hall of Famer
Johnny Bucyk for 17th.
Tomas Holmstrom and Kirk Maltby also scored, and Manny Legace made 31 saves
to help the Red Wings (25-12-4-1) push their NHL-leading points total to 55
Andy McDonald scored for Anaheim, and Giguere stopped 38 shots.
Maltby made it 3-1 with 3:21 left.
"When we turned the puck over, they scored," Ducks coach Mike Babcock
Anaheim tied it at 1 with 5:30 remaining in the second period when McDonald
put a loose puck past Legace after a mixup between Shanahan and Legace.
"I went to poke it away," Legace said. "I saw two Ducks and I tried to go
down and knock it away and then it was rattling around in my pads and in the
Holmstrom opened the scoring with 6:44 left in the first period, beating
Giguere high on the glove side.
"Overall, you've got to play 60 minutes," said Anaheim's Sergei Fedorov, a
former Detroit star. "We gave up a couple quick chances against a team like
that, it's hard to win. Everything else was fine."