Detroit 3, San Jose 2

DETROIT, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- With Halloween two days away, the San Jose Sharks made an early visit to a house that continuously haunts them. And the result was no different.

Sergei Fedorov's power-play goal snapped a tie 2:12 into the third period and led the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Sharks Tuesday night.


Entering the game with a 2-18-1 regular-season record at Joe Louis Arena, the Sharks looked to earn goaltender Evgeni Nabokov his first win since ending his holdout.

But with Detroit on a 5-on-3 power play, Fedorov blasted a slap shot from the top of the right faceoff circle that snuck between Nabokov's pads to give Detroit a 3-2 lead.

The goal was Fedorov's second of the game and league-leading eighth of the season. The 32-year-old Russian has five goals in his last two home games and has tallied four times in two contests against San Jose this season.

Rookie Jason Williams also scored for the Red Wings, while goaltender Curtis Joseph made 18 saves to post his 350th NHL victory.


Captain Owen Nolan scored both goals for San Jose, which fell to 8-32-4-1 all-time against Detroit.

Latest Headlines