St. Petersburg Times Online: Sports
Place an Ad Calendars Classified Forums Sports Weather

printer version

Freaky goal helps Wings win

©Associated Press
October 14, 2002

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Brendan Shanahan scored 43 seconds into the game then was credited with an empty-net goal in the second as Detroit beat Anaheim 4-2 on Sunday.

Shanahan's second goal, which gave Detroit a 3-0 lead, came during a delayed penalty against the Red Wings as Anaheim goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere skated toward the Ducks bench.

Meanwhile, at the Red Wings' end of the ice, the Ducks' Adam Oates tried to pass from behind the goal line.

But the puck deflected off of Shanahan's leg and slid all of the way down the ice -- about 190 feet -- into the empty net.

Giguere looked stunned, raising his hands in disbelief.

The rules state if there is a penalty call against the team not in possession of the puck, the referee should not blow his whistle or impose the penalty until the team in possession of the puck loses control of it.

On his first goal, his first of the season, Shanahan picked up the loose puck at the blue line, skated to his right and fired a slap shot from the right circle that sailed over Giguere's right shoulder.

Nicklas Lidstrom gave Detroit a 2-0 lead when he scored with 1:02 left in the second.

Henrik Zetterberg's goal on a power play 13:42 into third capped the Wings' scoring.

Paul Kariya and Ruslan Salei scored for Anaheim.

BLACKHAWKS 3, SABRES 0: Jocelyn Thibault stopped 26 shots for his first shutout of the season, and three players scored for the host Blackhawks.

The Sabres had scored 11 goals in two games, but Thibault earned his 28th shutout to help the Blackhawks win their first game and hand the Sabres their first loss.

Thibault made one of his toughest saves midway through the third, when he stopped J.P. Dumont on a breakaway with the toe of his skate.

He also made several close-in stops late. During a Sabres power play, Miroslav Satan hit the post with 28 seconds left.

Jon Klemm opened the scoring 1:26 into the game.

Tyler Aranason and Alex Zhamnov scored 2:54 apart early in the second to give Chicago a 3-0 victory.

Sniper unnerving for Capitals

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- For Capitals goaltender Olaf Kolzig, the sniper terrorizing suburban Washington is striking close to home.

Kolzig said he passed by the school where a teenage boy was shot last week only five minutes after the attack.

"The fortunate thing is I don't live off a major highway or anything, and that seems to be where he's striking the most," he said Saturday after a 2-1 victory over the Islanders.

"I feel for the victims' families and what they're going through and what everybody in D.C. is going through. It's just another form of terrorism."

Friday, the Capitals opened the season at home, hours after an eighth confirmed death was linked to a sniper who has attacked at least 10 times.

"We were indoors. That's probably the one good thing," Kolzig said Saturday. "It's gotten to the point that, yeah, you think like that."

The Capitals will be back home Oct. 30 after an eight-game road trip that began Saturday.

Back to Sports
Back to Top

© 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
Contact the Times | Privacy Policy
Standard of Accuracy | Terms, Conditions & Copyright

From the Times sports desk

College football
  • Gators fall out of Top 25 for first time since 1990
  • 'Noles aren't demoralized after defeat
  • USF refs not music lovers
  • Hurricanes: Win wasn't in doubt
  • Offense changes ahead for UF
  • Ex-Cornhusker missing after bombing in Bali

  • NFL
  • Security tight at 'Skins game
  • Obscure Saint totals 356 yards in rout
  • Cowboys, Carter win on 2 late TDs
  • Sub lifts Falcons on road
  • Alexander shines under bright lights
  • First Ram win, first Raider loss
  • Titans return to old form against Jags
  • NFL roundup
  • Mare kicks Denver off Mile High perch

  • Baseball
  • Halo, World Series
  • Fear of Bonds pays off for Giants
  • NL: Coach sees self more as observer
  • AL: Twins won't be satisfied

  • More sports
  • McMurray stuns NASCAR
  • Florida leads national boom in triathlons
  • Freaky goal helps Wings win
  • Penske Racing makes official switch to Dodge
  • Michael Schumacher: 3 in a row in Japan GP
  • Sports briefs
  • NBA: Bulls forward faces gun, license charges
  • Pak retains Mobile title by 4 shots
  • No-look plan nets win for Tataurangi

  • Outdoors
  • Daily fishing report

  • Rays
  • Piniella in limbo; others in demand

  • Bucs
  • Running wild
  • Gimme five
  • Alstott makes most of start
  • Browns praise tough Bucs defense
  • Bucs fail to convert on scoring chances
  • Bucs/Browns Quotebooks
  • It's a group effort on D
  • Sound bites
  • Game balls

  • Lightning
  • Fisticuffs with 'Canes help build camaraderie

  • From the wire

    From the state sports wire
  • Jacksonville's Spicer placed on IR after leg surgery
  • FIU-Western Kentucky game postponed because of Jeanne
  • Brown anxious to face old team for first time
  • Dolphins' desperate defense readies for Roethlisberger
  • Former Sarasota lineman sheds tough-guy image with Michigan
  • Rothstein rejoins Heat as assistant
  • No. 16 Florida has history on its side against Kentucky
  • FSU and Clemson QBs both off to slow starts