Shanny’s Hat-Trick Leads Wings Over Sharks

Brendan Shanahan‘s hat trick gave the Red Wings a 4-3 overtime win in their first regular season matchup last night.

Shanahan, who scored his second shorthanded tally of the night at 1:55 of overtime, now has only thirty-one goals remaining until his five hundreth. He also scored shorthanded with 5:11 left in the second and at even strength forty-nine seconds into the third.

San Jose’s Scott Thornton opened the scoring at 8:41 of the second period. The Sharks also got goals from Stephane Matteau and Todd Harvey in the third period.

Brett Hull scored Detroit’s other goal, his first as a Red Wing.

Sharks’ sophomore netminder Evgeni Nabokov stopped four of the thirty-nine shots he faced, while Dominik Hasek turned aside three of twenty-one in his first regular season start for the Red Wings.

The Wings are back in action Saturday night in Vancouver.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.