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Detroit vs San Jose Wrap - San Jose Wins 5-2

Antti Niemi stopped 40 shots against Detroit on Thursday, leading San Jose to a 5-2 victory at HP Pavilion.

The Sharks were a -137 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

San Jose got goals from Joe Thornton, Brad Winchester, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Joe Pavelski, and Torrey Mitchell in the victory. Pavelski opened the scoring at 19:48 of the first period.

Antti Niemi turned in a 40-save effort for the Sharks.

Danny Cleary and Niklas Kronwall scored for the Red Wings, finding the net behind Antti Niemi.

Detroit got a 17-stop effort from Jimmy Howard in the loss.

San Jose scored 0 times on 1 chances on the power play, while Detroit went 2-for-3 with the man advantage.

San Jose lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 42-28.

Next game, San Jose takes its act on the road to face Dallas looking for another win. For Detroit, they head on the road to face Los Angeles.