Mac’s 100th Lifts Wings to Tie With ‘Hawks

After going scoreless for ten games, Darren McCarty finally scored his one-hundreth career goal, lifting the Wings to a three – three tie with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Mccarty’s goal came with just 5:03 remaining in the third. With the puck hovering in the crease and Chicago netminder Steve Passmore struggling to find it, McCarty dove at the goalmouth and knocked in the game-tying goal.

The Red Wings had pulled within one only 1:26 earlier, when Igor Larionov beat Steve Passmore at the 13:31 mark of the period.

Chicago opened the scoring midway through the first period, with Eric Daze rifling a shot past Dominik Hasek at 11:36. Sergei Fedorov tied the game last in the period and the score was one – one after twenty minutes of play.

The Blackhawks controlled the second period, picking up a goal from Phil Housley only a minute in and a goal from Steve Thomas with 5:11 remaining.

Down by two with one period remaining, the Red Wings shelled Passmore with seventeen shots in the third, including the goals by Larionov and McCarty.

In all, Passmore stopped thirty-seven of the forty shots he faced, while Hasek made twenty saves on twenty-three shots.

The Red Wings are next in action on Saturday, when they face the Blues in St. Louis as part of a season-ending home-and-home series.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.

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