Red Wings Hull Scores 700th
Detroit Free Press
Brett Hull became the sixth player in NHL history to score 700 goals as the Detroit Red Wings beat the San Jose Sharks 5-4.
Its a great feeling. Hull said.
Im proud to do it in this jersey.
Wayne Gretsky (894), Gordi Howe (801), Marcel Dionne(731), Phi Espisito (717) and Mike Gartner (708) are the others in the 700-goal club. Only Gretsky got there quicker than Hull.
Hulls big goal was a one-time wrist from the bottom of the left circle that slipped through Nabokovs pads.
Pavel Datsyuk set up Hull for the goal with a cross-ice pass.
Its just a great pass from Pavel, and I just snuck it by him five-hole, Hull said.
Hull, the son of Hall Of Famer Bobby Hull, went seven games without scoring after reaching 699.
You think for a guy with a lot of goals that if you go into a little bit of a slump that is doesnt really affect you, But I think it got to me, and I was trying a little bit of everything, Hull said. I had so many great chances and so many great passes from people, and one finally went in.