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Shane Doan’s Night

from Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports,

Max Domi was in prime position. He had the puck deep in the slot with Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck moving from left to right.

It was the perfect scoring opportunity, but Domi never considered taking it. He couldn’t with Shane Doan open at the far post and a raucous New Year’s Eve crowd holding its collective breath at Gila River Arena. The future face of the franchise wasn’t about to steal the moment from the current face of the franchise.

“I’m not really a goal scorer,” Domi quipped. “He has six million goals.”

Domi’s return-pass on a give-and-go landed right on Doan’s tape, and the Coyotes captain buried the offering into the open side of the net for his 380th career goal. That marker broke Dale Hawerchuk’s franchise record and set the tone for a very happy New Year in a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Doan added two thundering hits, a critical screen on Oliver Ekman-Larson’s fifth game-winning goal of the season and an empty-netter against the team with which he played his first NHL season.

“The symbolism is pretty cool and I recognize that,” said Doan, who tied Hawerchuk’s mark with a hat trick on Tuesday against the Chicago Blackhawks. “It was nice just to get it quickly and not dwell on it.”


Watch Doan's goal below...

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