DETROIT (AP) – Brendan Shanahan had two goals and moved into 15th place on the NHL’s career list, leading the Detroit Red Wings past the New Jersey Devils 5-2 Tuesday night.

Shanahan began the game tied with Mike Bossy among the top goal scorers in league history. He made it 1-1 in the first period, and his 575th goal got the Red Wings even at 2 in the second.

Detroit’s Tomas Holmstrom and Jason Williams scored late in the second, giving Detroit a two-goal lead, and Steve Yzerman made it 5-2 midway through the third.

The crowd chanted “Stev-ie! Stev-ie!” for the captain, whose decision to pull his name from consideration for Team Canada at the upcoming Olympics in Italy became public earlier in the day. It was Yzerman’s fourth goal of the season and 682nd career.

The Red Wings avoided losing three straight at home for the first time since the 1996-97 season.

Viktor Kozlov and Zach Parise scored for the Devils, who had won four of five.

Detroit’s Chris Osgood got off to a shaky start, allowing a goal on two shots, before finishing strong. Osgood had 25 saves.

Scott Clemmensen, playing in place of Martin Brodeur, gave up five goals on 44 shots.

Notes: Shanahan has 17 goals this season. … Lions president Matt Millen could not escape the wrath of fans even at a hockey game. During the third period, a fan held up a “Fire Millen” sign and the crowd responded with loud “Fire Mil-len!” chants. … Detroit’s Mathieu Schneider assisted on Shanahan’s second goal, giving him 400 career assists.

AP-ES-12-06-05 2223EST


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