Playing in the shadow of Edison International Field, where the Anaheim Angels won the American League pennant about an hour before the opening faceoff, Detroit never trailed after Shanahan beat goaltender J.S. Giguere just 43 seconds into the first period.
Shanahan also got a power-play goal in the final minute of the second period. With a delayed penalty signaled on the Red Wings, Giguere headed to the net to give the Ducks an extra attacker. But Adam Oates' pass from behind Detroit's cage missed the target and slid all the way into Anaheim's unguarded net.
As the last opposing player to touch the puck, Shanahan was credited with the goal.