DETROIT (AP) -- Paul Kariya knows there aren't many opportunities
to score on the Detroit Red Wings, so he took advantage of the
couple he had.
Kariya had two goals, including the game-winner with 1:04 left,
as the Anaheim Mighty Ducks beat the Red Wings 2-1 Tuesday night.
"There's never a lot of chances against them," Kariya said.
"In every game, I get one or two great chances. I was lucky enough
to get them both tonight."
Anaheim beat the Red Wings for the first time in exactly two
years, and won in Joe Louis Arena for the first time since 1997 and
for just the second time in 18 visits.
On the game-winning goal, Kariya skated to a corner to corral a
dumped puck, passed it to Jeff Friesen, who quickly got the puck
back to Kariya for his 29th goal.
"It was just one of those, get it on your stick and shoot,"
Detroit, which leads the rest of the NHL by nearly 20 points,
had won 10 of 12 games. Anaheim is ahead of only Columbus in the
Western Conference, and has more points than just three teams.
Steve Shields, a former Michigan star, made 28 saves -- including
several key stops in the third period.
"Shields was great," said Anaheim coach Bryan Murray, who
coached the Red Wings for three seasons before Scotty Bowman was
hired in 1993. "And Kariya was really good. He had two chances and
he took advantage of both."
"We didn't compete for two periods," Hasek said. "Then we
tried to come back. The way we competed tonight is not the way we
need to compete in the playoffs."
Detroit will compete in the playoffs with essentially the same
team that has dominated the league, after deciding against making a
big move by Tuesday's trade deadline.
The Red Wings acquired defenseman Jiri Slegr from the Atlanta
Thrashers for minor leaguer Yuri Butsayev and a 2002 third-round
Slegr might have helped slow down Kariya.
With 3.1 seconds left in the second period, Kariya's slap shot
from the left circle on a breakaway went over Hasek's shoulder to
give Anaheim a 1-0 lead.
Brett Hull tied it midway through the third on a power play with
a one-timer from above the circles. He leads active players with
674 career goals.
Detroit has lost 11 of 14 games when opponents score first.
The Red Wings are 4-11-2 when trailing after two periods. ...
Detroit's Brendan Shanahan, who needs a goal to reach 500, has not
scored in seven games.
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Arena: Joe Louis Arena Location: Detroit, Michigan
Referees: Dean Warren, Brad Watson Linesmen: Dan McCourt, Mark Pare