Sharks beat Red Wings 2-1 in OT in Game 1

Little-used Benn Ferriero scored 7:03 into overtime of his playoff debut on a deflected goal that gave the San Jose Sharks a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series. Ferriero's shot hit off Detroit defenseman Brad Stuart's stick and got past Jimmy Howard for the game-winner just seconds after the Red Wings had killed off a four-minute penalty. Stuart slammed his stick to the ice in disgust after the goal, as the Red Wings again fell behind in their series to the Sharks. Joe Pavelski scored the tying goal on the power play in the third period for San Jose. Antti Niemi made 24 saves as the Sharks won their fourth overtime game of this postseason. Howard made 44 saves, and Nicklas Lidstrom scored the only Detroit goal the day after his 41st birthday. Game 2 is Sunday in San Jose. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)