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.

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