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San Jose
Sharks
49-23-10
Detroit
Red Wings
54-21-7

11 SOG
39 SOG
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SJS
DET
game recap

Red Wings 5, Sharks 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:52 AM

Associated Press

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Red Wings 5, Sharks 1
San Jose Sharks 1, Detroit Red Wings 5

DETROIT (AP) -The Detroit Red Wings started fast and didn't let up.

Valtteri Filppula scored his first goal of the season and also had an assist, and Tomas Holmstrom added a goal and an assist in Detroit's 5-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Friday night.

Henrik Zetterberg scored and has a point in all 11 games this season, and Andreas Lilja and Kirk Maltby also scored in Detroit's fourth straight victory. Chris Osgood made 10 saves, allowing only Alexei Semenov's late power-play goal.

The 11 shots on goal are the fewest San Jose has ever had in a road game. The previous low was 12.

"They played really, really well tonight, and we played really badly," Joe Thornton said. "That's not a good combination for us."

Sharks' goalie Evgeni Nabokov stopped 26 shots before being pulled in the third period.

Filppula opened the scoring 1:24 into the contest on the first shot of the game, beating Nabokov with a high backhander as he skated down the slot.

"I think we came out really hard," Lilja said. "That's one of the keystones of our game."

The goal was a longtime coming for Filppula, who has had a lot of good chances this season, but didn't even have a point in the Red Wings' first 10 games.

"I felt I had a couple of chances earlier in the year," he said. "I am glad I finally got one."

Filppula then set up Lilja's goal, which came with 4:29 left in the opening period. Filppula carried the puck into the San Jose zone in the middle of the ice and cut to the right. He then passed back to Lilja in the high slot. The defenseman took a couple of strides and beat Nabokov high to the glove side with a wrist shot.

"Unbelievable play," said Lilja, whose last goal came in April 2006. "He (Filppula) took both players with him and gave it to me, and I was side open."

Holmstrom scored his eighth goal just 39 seconds into the third period when he ripped in a loose puck from the bottom of the right circle.

"That one kind of broke their spirit a little bit," said Detroit coach Mike Babcock.

Zetterberg scored his eighth goal 8:12 into the third period, which sent Nabokov to the bench in favor of Dimitri Patzold.

Malby greeted him with his third goal just 22 seconds later.

"They were great on offense and didn't give us much room," said Christian Ehrhoff. "But we didn't skate as well as we could to let them to it."

Notes: Detroit goalie Dominik Hasek missed the game because of a hip irritation. ... The Red Wings and center Kris Draper agreed to a three-year contact extension that averages $1.6 million per season. ... San Jose RW Mike Grier was born in Detroit. ... The Red Wings are 11-0-5 in Osgood's last 16 starts. ... Zetterberg's goal put him atop the NHL scoring list with 19 points. ... Grier and Ryane Clowe collided with a little over 3 minutes left in the game when Clowe tried to check Pavel Datsyuk in the Detroit zone. But Datsyuk moved out of the way, Clowe hit Grier and both players went heavily to the ice.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:23
DET
Valtteri Filppula (1) ASST: Mikael Samuelsson (5), Chris Osgood (2)
1 - 0 DET
15:31
DET
Andreas Lilja (1) ASST: Valtteri Filppula (1), Niklas Kronwall (2)
2 - 0 DET
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
00:39
DET
Henrik Zetterberg (8) ASST: Tomas Holmstrom (5), Nicklas Lidstrom (7)
3 - 0 DET
08:12
DET
Henrik Zetterberg (9) ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (10), Tomas Holmstrom (6)
4 - 0 DET
08:34
DET
Kirk Maltby (3) ASST: Kris Draper (1), Daniel Cleary (4)
5 - 0 DET
14:08
SJS
PPG - Alexei Semenov (1) ASST: Marc-Edouard Vlasic (3)
5 - 1 DET
penalty summary
1st Period
06:54
SJS
Jeremy Roenick  Tripping against  Henrik Zetterberg
16:52
SJS
Joe Thornton  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
16:52
SJS
Joe Thornton  Roughing against  Tomas Holmstrom
2nd Period
04:11
DET
Aaron Downey  Fighting (maj) against  Rob Davison
04:11
SJS
Rob Davison  Fighting (maj) against  Aaron Downey
04:11
SJS
Rob Davison  Roughing against  Aaron Downey
15:29
SJS
Joe Thornton  Slashing against  Henrik Zetterberg
17:40
DET
Andreas Lilja  Interference against  Joe Thornton
3rd Period
02:20
SJS
Christian Ehrhoff  Hi-sticking against  Jiri Hudler
13:10
DET
Tomas Holmstrom  Interference on goalkeeper against  Dimitri Patzold
goalie stats
Evgeni Nabokov
SA: 30TOI: 48:12
Saves: 26EV: 14 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 11 - 11
SV%: .867SH: 1 - 1
Dimitri Patzold
SA: 9TOI: 11:48
Saves: 8EV: 8 - 9
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .889SH: 0 - 0
Chris Osgood
SA: 11TOI: 60:00
Saves: 10EV: 10 - 10
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .909SH: 0 - 0