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HULL SURPASSES 600-GOAL MARK AS STARS TRIP MIGHTY DUCKS

DALLAS -- Brett Hull scored his 600th and 601st goals in Dallas' 5-4 victory over Anaheim Friday night to become the 12th NHL player to reach the milestone.

Hull, set up in the high slot on a power play, took a pass from Kirk Muller and fired a one-timer past goalie Guy Hebert to tie it at 4-4 with 13:24 left in the third period. Hull added the winning goal 2:13 later, connecting from the left circle.

Hull and his father, Bobby, are the first father-son combination in the 600 club. Bobby Hull had 610 goals.

Wayne Gretzky is the leader with 894. Hull is tied for 11th with Jari Kurri.

Hull accomplished the feat in 900 games, becoming the third-fastest player to 600. Gretzky got his 600th goal in his 718th game, and Mario Lemieux reached the milestone in 719 games.

Hull retrieved the puck and was mobbed by his teammates. He received a three-minute standing ovation from the sellout crowd at Reunion Arena, twice rising to his feet from the bench and waving to the fans.

Hull's milestone goal drew the Stars even after Ted Donato gave the Mighty Ducks a 4-3 lead at 1:40 of the third period.

Paul Kariya had two goals and an assist for the Mighty Ducks, 1-4 over their last five games.

Jere Lehtinen, activated off injured reserve before the game after missing 27 games because of a fractured ankle, scored a goal for the Stars.

Shanahan rallies Red Wings

DETROIT -- Brendan Shanahan scored his 21st goal of the season with 32 seconds remaining as the Detroit Red Wings rallied for a 4-4 tie with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Trailing throughout the third period, Detroit finally solved Chicago goaltender Steve Passmore when Shanahan converted a rebound off a blocked shot to forge the tie.

"That's our fighting spirit," Shanahan said. "The guys really came out with a good effort in the third period. We had a lot of chances, but Passmore was making unbelievable saves. He was all over the place."

In extending their unbeaten streak to five games, the Red Wings outshot the Blackhawks, 28-4, in the third period and finished with an astounding 50-20 advantage.

Dean McAmmond scored twice and Doug Gilmour added his third goal in three games for Chicago.

Around the league

Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos says Keith Tkachuk's $8.3 million contract for next season has blocked a trade that would have sent Carolina's Keith Primeau to Phoenix. The proposed trade would have sent Primeau along with defenseman Dave Karpa, now with Carolina's top minor-league team in Cincinnati, and two undisclosed draft picks to Phoenix for Tkachuk.

The Tampa Bay Lightning suspended Stephane Richer without pay after he failed to report to the Detroit Vipers of the International Hockey League. Richer, 33, has seven goals and five assists in 20 games this season. He missed 15 games because of a strained abdominal muscle. Richer has 399 goals and 367 assists in 950 games with Montreal, New Jersey and Tampa Bay. He has 52 goals and 45 assists in 128 playoff games.

New York Islanders forward Gino Odjick was suspended by the NHL for taking a wild punch at Pittsburgh defenseman Darius Kasparaitis in a game played Thursday in Pittsburgh. Odjick will at least miss Sunday's game at the Nassau Coliseum against Philadelphia. The length of the suspension will be determined at a hearing next week, an NHL spokesman said.

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