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Red Wings demolish stumbling Coyotes

Posted: Monday, February 26, 2001

DETROIT -- Brendan Shanahan broke a tie with a second power-play goal as the Detroit Red Wings scored the final six goals in a 6-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday.

Shanahan also had two assists to help the Red Wings move past St. Louis for first place in the Central Division and second place n the Western Conference.

Boyd Devereaux and Martin Lapointe added insurance goals for Detroit, which scored a season-high four power-play goals. Backup Manny Legace stopped all 18 shots he faced in relief of Chris Osgood, who allowed three goals on 10 first-period shots.

Avalanche 5, Thrashers 2

DENVER -- NHL scoring leader Joe Sakic had a goal and three assists and Rob Blake scored his first goal for Colorado in a victory over Atlanta.

Blake, acquired from Los Angeles on Wednesday, added an assist to his 18th goal of the season, and Milan Hejduk had his 34th and 35th goals for Colorado, winners of three straight.

David Aebischer stopped 25 shots for his first win in five starts. Steve Staios spoiled Aebischer's shutout bid with 2:22 remaining.

Penguins 6, Islanders 1

PITTSBURGH -- Robert Lang scored twice and Pittsburgh overcame a sluggish start to beat the New York Islanders. The Penguins didn't get a goal from Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr or Alexei Kovalev. Lemieux did have two assists,the 900th and 901st of his career, as the Penguins won .

Blackhawks 6, Maple Leafs 4

CHICAGO -- Eric Daze scored twice in the third period, and Chris Herperger got the game-winner with 3:37 left in regulation as Chicago rallied to beat Toronto. Daze scored twice to tie it after Toronto took a 4-2 lead. Michael Nylander and Bob Probert also scored for Chicago.

Avalanche 5, Thrashers 2

DENVER -- NHL scoring leader Joe Sakic had a goal and three assists and Rob Blake scored his first goal for Colorado in a victory over Atlanta.

Blake, acquired from Los Angeles, added an assist to his 18th goal of the season, and Milan Hejduk had his 34th and 35th goals for Colorado.



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