DETROIT (AP) – Jiri Fischer’s goal with 50.9 seconds left in overtime gave the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night.

Fischer’s wrist shot from the top of the left circle beat Sharks’ goalie Evgeni Nabokov just under the crossbar. It was his third goal of the season.

Brendan Shanahan and Mikael Samuelsson both scored power-play goals for the Red Wings, who improved to 6-1-0. Goaltender Manny Legace made 26 saves for Detroit.

Nils Ekman and Marco Sturm had goals for San Jose and Nabokov stopped 31 shots.

Sturm tied it at 2 with a power-play goal with 9:10 left in the second period when he tipped Kyle McLaren’s high shot past Legace with the shaft of his stick.

San Jose opened the scoring on Ekman’s goal with 7:31 left in the first period. He capitalized on a turnover by Red Wings’ defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom in the neutral zone and scored on a breakaway.

Detroit answered back with two power-play goals. Shanahan scored with 4:50 left in the first period to tie it 1-1 when he put in the rebound of Jason Woolley’s shot. Samuelsson gave Detroit the lead with 52.3 seconds remaining in the period, when he put in the carom off of the endboards of Jason Williams’ shot.

Notes: Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman missed the game because of a groin injury. … Detroit C Kris Draper was hit in the face with a puck off the stick of Sturm 1:35 into the second period and Red Wings’ winger Tomas Holmstrom was hit in the face with a clearing attempt by teammate Andreas Lilja with 3:30 remaining in the same period. Both got stitches. Holmstrom returned, but Draper didn’t and underwent precautionary tests. … Ekman played with the Detroit Vipers of the now defunct International Hockey League in 1999-2000 and 2000-01.

AP-ES-10-17-05 2214EDT


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