DETROIT (AP) _ Steve Shields won many big games in Joe Louis Arena during his college career at Michigan. However, the goalie's first pro game there was a heartbreaking loss.

Shields made 39 saves for the Buffalo Sabres, but he gave up Larry Murphy's overtime goal in a 2-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.

``I have a lot of friends in Ann Arbor and around the area, and it's nice to come back here and get the opportunity to play,'' said Shields, who is filling in for injured All-Star Dominik Hasek. ``I would have much rather won the game, but you know I can't do anything about it now.''

Shields is 1-4 since taking over for Hasek, who is recovering from a broken rib. But Sabres coach Ted Nolan plans to stick with Shields until Hasek returns, possibly next week.

``Steve Shields gave us an opportunity to be in the game,'' Nolan said. ``It's unfortunate that a bad bounce at the end caught him, but he played an outstanding game for us.''

Until Murphy's goal 3:10 into overtime, Shields had only allowed a screened power-play goal to Steve Yzerman in the first period.

The Sabres tied it when Matthew Barnaby beat Mike Vernon at 14:03 of the third period.

``We had a few chances, but Vernon's a quality goaltender, too,'' Nolan said. ``He made some key saves at the right time.''

In other NHL games, Anaheim beat Chicago 4-3 and San Jose defeated Edmonton 4-3.

Murphy's goal, which extended Detroit's home unbeaten streak to eight, came on a bouncing shot from the right point. It deflected off Shields' right pad and between his legs.

``I was just hoping somebody would be there for the rebound,'' Murphy said. ``That's a tough shot to save when it's bouncing around. The goalie would rather I hit it as hard as I can, instead of that.''

The overtime win was Detroit's second straight. The Red Wings won a fight-filled game over Colorado on Wednesday that left most of the Detroit players physically and emotionally spent.

``It would've been easy to come out and get our butts kicked,'' said Murphy, playing his fifth game since Detroit obtained him in a March 18 deal with Toronto. ``The excitement wasn't there because of everything that happened in the Colorado game. It was a difficult sort of game.''

Mighty Ducks 4, Blackhawks 3

Mike Leclerc had a goal and an assist for Anaheim at Chicago in his first NHL game.

Paul Kariya, J.J. Daigneault and Brian Bellows also scored for the Mighty Ducks, who are 3-0 against Chicago this season. The Blackhawks got goals from Ethan Moreau, Sergei Krivokrasov and Tony Amonte.

Sharks 4, Oilers 3

Owen Nolan and Darren Turcotte each scored two goals as San Jose got a rare win over Edmonton goalie Curtis Joseph.

The Sharks, who went into the game 2-18 against Joseph, also snapped a six-game home losing streak.