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.
The Wings are back in action Saturday night in Vancouver.