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Ducks Can't Catch Detroit

Hockey: Shanahan scores twice to hold off Anaheim, 3-2. Sandstrom sidelined with injury after getting first goal.

November 09, 1998|From Associated Press

Brendan Shanahan scored the go-ahead goal twice in the third period and set up another as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Mighty Ducks, 3-2, Sunday at the Arrowhead Pond.

The victory ended a four-game losing streak by the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions, who hadn't lost four in a row since Scotty Bowman's first month as coach--October 1993. The last time they lost five straight was January 1991, during a seven-game skid.

Teemu Selanne set up power-play goals by Tomas Sandstrom and Marty McInnis, the latter coming with 7:18 left in regulation in front of a crowd of 17,174.

But Shanahan scored the game-winner from the seat of his pants, as Igor Larionov's wrist shot from the top of the left circle caromed off Shanahan's left side and past Guy Hebert.

Sandstrom scored a power-play goal for the Ducks in the first period, but left the game with 9 1/2 minutes remaining in the second period after he was checked into the boards by Kirk Maltby and injured his wrist.

Shanahan broke a 1-1 tie with his eighth goal, converting Larionov's pass from behind the net with 10:17 left in regulation. McInnis responded with his first goal for Anaheim, one-timing a Selanne feed from the right boards and beating Chris Osgood past the pads from 20 feet in the slot.

Yzerman, who has scored all four of his goals on the road, pulled the Red Wings into a 1-1 tie on a power play at 3:03 of the second period while ex-teammate Jamie Pushor was in the box for tripping Vyacheslav Kozlov. The Red Wing captain lifted a bouncing puck over Hebert's glove from the left of the crease after Shanahan set him up from the top of the right circle.

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