Recap - Sharks Defeat Detroit 3-2
It came down to a shootout and Antti Niemi foiled the opposition in a 3-2 victory for San Jose over Detroit Thursday.
The Sharks were a +105 underdog in the win. The combined score pushed PUSH the total, which closed at 5.
The win was clinched by Patrick Marleau, who beat Jimmy Howard in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for San Jose. Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture each scored for the Sharks in the victory. Marleau opened the scoring for San Jose, finding the back of the net at 2:35 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Joe Pavelski.
Antti Niemi turned in a 27-save effort for the Sharks.
Detroit got goals from Jakub Kindl and Justin Abdelkader in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Jimmy Howard stopped 28 of 30 shots for the Red Wings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, San Jose went 1-for-4, while the Red Wings were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Detroit lost the shots on goal battle to San Jose by a margin of 30-29.
San Jose heads into a battle against the Stars. Detroit, meanwhile, will have their next action against Chicago.