On most nights during the 2013 season the Sharks going 0-for-7 on the power play would have spelled certain doom.

Against the Canucks on Thursday night in their 2013-14 season opener it didn’t mean hardly a thing. Thanks to four even strength goals spread out among three forward lines and a defenseman the Sharks were able to overcome Vancouver 4-1 and get off on the right foot in a campaign that has high expectations.

Brent Burns Justin Braun Patrick Marleau and Tommy Wingels were the goal scorers in the win the team’s fourth straight in a season opener.

Burns got it started with a perfectly placed wrist shot over Roberto Luongo’s shoulder at 5:53 of the second period after Tomas Hertl got him the puck. It put the home team on the board after Luongo’s stellar first resulted in a 1-0 Vancouver lead at the break. The goal helped make up for two penalties Burns took in the first including a bad slash that resulted in a Jason Garrison goal.

“I've been taking a lot of heat from the coaches about shooting” Burns said. “I didn't know anybody else was out there. I was just shooting."

Todd McLellan said: “He probably has one of the best shots I’ve seen. I had the opportunity to play with [330-goal scorer] Wendel Clark when I was playing junior. The release that Burnsie has and the power and the impact of the puck is pretty close to that so he should be using that shot especially playing with those guys.”