Wings, Leafs Skate To Tie


Even with 400 NHL goals to his credit, Brendan Shanahan remains modest.

The Detroit Red Wings star scored his 400th goal in a 1-1 tie with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

"It's nice to get it out of the way," Shanahan said. "Milestones aren't really a focus of mine. It doesn't really mean much when you've got Steve Yzerman two away from 600."

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  • Shanahan, 30, a native of Mimico, Ontario, ended a seven-game drought with the goal.

    "I was definitely pleased to get it. It wasn't like time was running out. I was just glad to get it in front of my mother and brothers," the 12-year veteran said.

    Shanahan, who was playing his first game after serving a two-game suspension for intent to injure Tampa Bay's Darcy Tucker scored his sixth of the season when he took a pass from Pat Verbeek and blasted it past Curtis Joseph 8:30 into the first period. Verbeek signed with Detroit as an unrestricted free agent Wednesday.

    Dmitri Khristich scored the lone goal for the Leafs, 0-3-2 in their last five games. The Leafs looked like they were headed for another loss until Khristich tied it up 6:07 into the third period when he beat goalie Chris Osgood off a rebound.

    "We didn't play them hard through the whole game," said Khristich, who has five goals in nine games. "We worked our way out of that hole and we're happy with the point."

    Joseph was outstanding in the Toronto net, making 35 saves.

    Detroit had a chance to extend its lead in the second, but Joseph stopped Stacy Rest after Nik Antropov gave the puck away. Joseph then stopped Yzerman's tip-in attempt after Cory Cross' turnover.

    "We had some better chances as the game went on. It was good that we were able to come back from a 1-0 deficit," Joseph said. "Anytime you play against great players like that you get pumped up."

    Osgood stopped 25 shots for Detroit, including a key pad save on Yanic Perreault off a 2-on-1 pass from Bryan Berard two minutes into the overtime period.

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