Zetterberg put Detroit up 4-3 just 1:54 into the third period
when he took a pass from Hull, cut in off right wing on his
backhand, switched to his forehand and slid the puck between
But Thornton tied it 4-4 with a power-play goal on a one-timer
from the high slot.
The teams were tied at 3 going into the third period.
Stuart's power-play goal 1:13 into the second period gave San
Jose a 2-1 lead. His slap shot from the point deflected off the
stick of Detroit's Mathieu Dandenault and past goalie Manny Legace.
But Detroit capitalized on two penalties assessed at the same
Vincent Damphousse was called for holding Shanahan, and before
the Sharks could get control of the puck for play to stop, Dan
McGillis pulled down Hull and was called for holding.
"The referee has a got a tough job to do," said McGillis.
"But when we're already down one man and I've got one hand on my
stick and the guy just goes down to the ice, that's a discretionary
Both players went to the penalty box with 5:06 left in the
period. Shanahan tied the game just 18 seconds later when he
slammed a loose puck into an empty net.
And exactly two minutes after the penalties, Hull gave the Red
Wings a 3-2 lead with No. 700, only to see San Jose tie it with
just 1:26 left in the middle period on Owen Nolan's goal.
Smith gave San Jose a 1-0 lead in the first period when he put
in a rebound. Detroit tied it when Draper scored on a rebound.
But Hull was the story of the night, even if the Sharks had
"He's a great player ... it's a great goal for him," Nabokov
said. "It's not a great goal for us."
Hull's first career goal came on Nov. 13, 1986, as a
member of the Calgary Flames. Nabovov was 12 years old in his
native Kazakstan at that time ... Detroit defenseman Chris Chelios
missed his eighth straight game with a leg injury. ... Smith's goal
was his first in 87 games. His last goal had come on Nov. 6, 2001.
... San Jose coach Ron Wilson's uncle, Johnny Wilson, attended the
game. Johnny Wilson is a former Red Wings player and coach and
lives in the Detroit area.
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Arena: Joe Louis Arena Location: Detroit, Michigan
Referees: Dean Morton Linesmen: Scott Driscoll, Troy Sartison
Attendance: 20,058 (100.0% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Mark Smith (1)
Assists: Matt Bradley, Kyle McLaren
Kris Draper (9)
Assists: Luc Robitaille, Pavel Datsyuk
Brad Stuart (4)
(Power Play) Assists: Teemu Selanne, Patrick Marleau
Brendan Shanahan (17)
(Power Play) Assists: Nicklas Lidstrom, Igor Larionov
Brett Hull (21)
Assists: Pavel Datsyuk, Sergei Fedorov
Owen Nolan (17)
Assists: Todd Harvey, Mike Ricci
Henrik Zetterberg (10)
Assist: Brett Hull
Scott Thornton (8)
(Power Play) Assists: Teemu Selanne, Brad Stuart
Patrick Boileau (2)
Assists: Brendan Shanahan, Sergei Fedorov