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On the night of December 26, 1996, Sergei Fedorov would create yet another joyous and monumental memory and accomplishment. In a season that would culminate with the Stanley Cup, Fedorov scored 1/6 of his season goal total (30) on a December night against Washington, and the Red Wings would need every last one to get the win in overtime. This game would also assert the dominance of the Russian Five, as all but one assist on Fedorov's goals would be credited to the Russians. (The lone exception is Brendan Shanahan.) The game started out well for Detroit as Fedorov helped the Red Wings post 1-0 and 2-1 leads before they found a need to play catch-up against a stumbling Washington Capitals team. The Joe was in a frenzy after the hat-trick and the crowd grew even more ecstatic after the fourth goal tied the game and the fifth goal gave the Red Wings the win. That fifth goal capped just another night at the office for the future Hall-of-Famer.