Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Shanahan Gets 300th on Hat Trick

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Shanahan Gets 300th on Hat Trick

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Brendan Shanahan scored his 300th goal while completing his eighth career hat trick, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.

Shanahan, who has 14 points in his last six games, also had an assist. He scored twice in the first period and once in the second for his first hat trick since the Red Wings obtained him in an early-season trade with Hartford.

Martin Lapointe and Darren McCarty also scored for Detroit, which was playing at home for the first time since going 2-1-1 on a four-game West Coast trip. (The following text appeared only in earlier Five Star editions.) Jamie Baker and Wendel Clark scored for the Maple Leafs, who have lost their last seven road games and are 2-9-0 on the road this season. Toronto has lost five successive games in Detroit since its last win on Feb. 10, 1995. (End of text.) Senators 2, Capitals 1: Ron Tugnutt had 31 saves as Ottawa won in Washington for the first time and ended the Capitals' six-game unbeaten streak. Shaun Van Allen and Lance Pitlick had second-period goals for the Senators, who were 0-7-1 in Landover, Md. Canucks 6, Whalers 2: Mike Ridley and Alexander Mogilny scored two goals each and Corey Hirsch made 41 saves as Vancouver won at Hartford. Donald Brashear and Ridley scored in a span of 3:08 midway through the second period to give Vancouver a 2-1 lead. The Canucks are 4-1-0 in their last five games. Penguins 2, Canadiens 2: Jaromir Jagr scored short-handed on a breakaway midway through the third period to help Pittsburgh gain a tie with visiting Montreal. The Canadiens' three-game winning streak ended. Sharks 3, Blackhawks 2: Tony Granato got his 200th career goal and San Jose used a pair of power-play scores to win at home and break a three-game losing streak. Jeff Friesen and Darren Turcotte added goals for the Sharks, who also had lost three in a row at home. …

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