San Jose 5, Detroit 2

Thursday, November 17, 2011 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 9-7-1-0 7-2-1-0 2-5-0-0 L2
San Jose 10-5-1-0 5-3-1-0 5-2-0-0 W1


Defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic recorded a goal among his career-high four points as the San Jose Sharks skated to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.

Captain Joe Thornton and Brad Winchester each notched a goal and an assist while Joe Pavelski and Torrey Mitchell also scored for San Jose, which completed a 4-1-1 homestand with its fifth consecutive win against Detroit.

The Sharks are the first team to post five straight wins over the Red Wings since the Calgary Flames from November 1998-January 2000.

Niklas Kronwall and Dan Cleary scored power-play goals for the Red Wings, who fell to 0-2 on their four-game road trip.

Detroit has lost five straight games away from home for the first time since Oct. 28-Nov. 11, 1989.

Vlasic helped set up Pavelski's game-tying shorthanded goal with 12 seconds remaining in the first period and Thornton's go-ahead tally midway through the second before scoring on a wraparound at the right post with 7:12 left for a 3-1 lead.

The 24-year-old Vlasic completed the best offensive performance of his career by assisting on Mitchell's goal with 1:42 to play in the second. Vlasic doubled his point total for the season as he entered with a goal and three assists in 15 games.

Jimmy Howard allowed four goals on 21 shots over two periods for Detroit before being replaced by Ty Conklin, who made six saves in the third.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   San Jose
Daniel Cleary 1 Points Marc-Edouard Vlasic 4
Daniel Cleary 1 Goals Marc-Edouard Vlasic 1
Pavel Datsyuk 1 Assists Marc-Edouard Vlasic 3
Daniel Cleary 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals Joe Pavelski 1
Ty Conklin .857 Save Percentage Antti Niemi .952
Jimmy Howard 17 Saves Antti Niemi 40

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 42 2 2-3 1-1 2 21
San Jose 28 5 0-1 1-3 6 32

Upcoming Games

  • San Jose will play its next game on the road against Dallas. The Sharks have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .714 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play its next game on the road against Los Angeles. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .800 after a win and .143 after a loss.
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