Sharks rally three times to spoil Patrick Kane's debut, defeat Red Wings in overtime

Ted Kulfan, The Detroit News on

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DETROIT — Red Wings fans came to see Patrick Kane make his debut with the team, but were treated instead to one of the wackiest games they'll ever see.

And one that ended not the way the Wings wanted.

San Jose's Mikael Granlund scored 37 seconds into overtime, giving the Sharks a 6-5 victory. Granlund came down on a 2-on-0 rush and beat goaltender Ville Husso for the gutsy Sharks comeback.

After an eight-goal second-period explosion, with each team exploding for four straight goals, Dylan Larkin and San Jose's Tomas Hertl traded third-period goals forcing overtime.

Hertl tapped in a puck that went off the end boards directly to Hertl near the post at 18:31, tying the score 5-5.

Larkin was trailing on a Wings rush, got the feed from Lucas Raymond, and snapped a shot over Sharks goalie Kaapo Kahkonen at 13:20.


The Wings (14-7-4) have won six of their last eight games.

The second period was one of the most bizarre and unexpected sequences of hockey most anyone will ever see.

Klim Kostin, Michael Rasmussen with two deflection goals in 13 seconds, and Lucas Raymond all scored for the Wings in a span of 4:35. The two Rasmussen goals and Raymond's goal were scored in 49 seconds and give the Wings a 4-0 lead.

Whichever way you timed it, put in the rapid-fire mathematics, it was a Wings offensive explosion and seemingly put the Wings in a dominant position.


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