DETROIT - Riley Sheahan's first 81 games this season: 0 goals.
Riley Sheahan in Game 82: Two goals.
It took exactly one year, but Detroit Red Wings forward Riley Sheahan finally lit the lamp.
Sheahan had gone 79 games this season without a goal, but he avoided being a trivia question. He would have been the only forward in NHL history to have at least 100 shots in a season without scoring a goal.
Sheahan scored for the first time since April 9, 2016. He gave the Wings a 1-0 lead at 7:09 of the first period, taking a pass from Frans Nielsen to beat goalie Cory Schneider in the final game at Joe Louis Arena.
Sheahan added a power-play goal at 17:27 of the third period to give the Wings a 4-1 lead.
He came into the game with no goals and 11 assists in 79 games with 106 shots.
Sheahan’s lack of scoring has been a shock this season because he scored at least nine goals each of the previous three seasons.
Sheahan scored a career-high 14 goals last season in 81 games for the Wings. He scored nine goals in 42 games for the Wings in 2013-2014 and 13 goals in 2014-2015.
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