Burns’ goal answered Vancouver’s Jason Garrison's first-period power-play goal to knot the score 1-1.
The Sharks gained momentum going into the third period when Justin Braun put the Sharks ahead, 2-1, with 1:53 left in the second period.
Patrick Marleau and Tommy Wingels added goals two minutes apart late in the third period to ice the Sharks opening game of the 2013-14 season.
Both teams combined for fourteen penalties.
Brent Burns was listed on the official roster as a forward, moving from defenseman where he played last year before being switched by coach Todd McLellan mid-season.
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