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Joe Pavelski scores twice, Sharks defeat Red Wings

Forward reaches 600 NHL points with two third-period goals; San Jose ends three-game skid

by Eric Gilmore / NHL.com Correspondent

SAN JOSE -- Joe Pavelski scored two goals in the third period to reach 600 NHL points, and the San Jose Sharks ended their three-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory against the Detroit Red Wings at SAP Center on Saturday.

"It's a good number, I think," Pavelski said. "Played with a lot of good players here so far along the way. A lot of hockey left though. It's something that we just on a nightly basis try to show up and get the puck in and play the game."

Joonas Donskoi, Mirco Mueller, Patrick Marleau and Mikkel Boedker each scored for the Sharks (24-14-2), and Martin Jones made 32 saves for his 20th victory.

 

WATCH: All Red Wings vs. Sharks highlights

 

It was the first time this season San Jose scored more than four goals.

"It's nice, seeing different guys score and get on the board and get some confidence," Marleau said. "That's not going to happen every night, but when it does, it feels good."

Thomas Vanek, Anthony Mantha and Andreas Athanasiou scored for the Red Wings (17-18-5).

Detroit rookie goaltender Jared Coreau, who made 34 saves in a 4-0 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday for his first NHL shutout, gave up three goals on 15 shots in the first period and was replaced by Petr Mrazek at the start of the second.

The Red Wings matched their season high for goals-against.

"It's never good enough when you give up six goals," Detroit center Frans Nielsen said. "That's inexcusable. ... We played a great game in Los Angeles and can't follow up. We can't seem to put two games together."

Video: DET@SJS: Pavelski nets second goal for 600th point

The Red Wings took a 1-0 lead at 12:49 of the first period when Vanek banked a shot from the left circle off Sharks defenseman Justin Braun's left skate and between Jones' pads.

San Jose made it 1-1 on Donskoi's sixth goal of the season at 15:59 of the first. Forward Tommy Wingels' shot from the point deflected off Donskoi and Detroit forward Riley Sheahan before getting past Coreau.

Mueller gave the Sharks a 2-1 lead with 2:32 left in the first when he beat Coreau with a slap shot.

"Just good to get my first goal, and winning the game too," said Mueller, who also got his first assist of the season. "Had some room, and [Marleau] made a great screen for me."

Marleau increased the Sharks lead to 3-1 with 29 seconds left in the first when he beat Coreau with a wrist shot for his 12th goal of the season, 493rd of his NHL career.

Video: DET@SJS: Boedker deflects Burns' wrister into the net

After neither team scored in the second period, Pavelski put San Jose up 4-1 when he deflected defenseman Brent Burns' point shot past Mrazek at 1:50 of the third.

The Sharks went up 5-1 when Burns' shot banked off Boedker and past Mrazek at 4:11.

Mantha scored on a rebound at 4:43 to cut San Jose's lead to 5-2.

Pavelski got his 600th NHL point when he scored his 15th goal of the season off a rebound of a Joe Thornton shot at 10:31 to make it 6-2.

"He's an incredible player," Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said of Pavelski. "Coaching in the [Eastern Conference] prior to this job, I didn't have a real appreciation for how good he was, or he is. He's phenomenal."

Athanasiou scored on a slap shot at 13:46 to cut the San Jose lead to 6-3.

Video: DET@SJS: Athanasiou one-times Ouellet's nice feed

 

Goal of the game

Marleau stole the puck in the neutral zone, and then scored from the left faceoff circle with a shot that went off Coreau's left shoulder and into the net.

Video: DET@SJS: Marleau beats Coreau with nifty wrist shot

 

Save of the game

Jones made a sprawling save on Tomas Tatar's backhand from close range at 1:25 of the second period.

Video: DET@SJS: Jones spins and lays out to rob Tatar

 

Unsung performance of the game

Sharks rookie forward Timo Meier had four shots on goal and five more attempts that were blocked. He also had an assist on Pavelski's first goal. Meier tracked down a loose puck along the end boards and sent a pass to Burns, whose wrist shot Pavelski deflected past Mrazek.

Video: DET@SJS: Pavelski redirects Burns' blast past Mrazek

 

Highlight of the game

Mueller put the Sharks ahead to stay with a big slap shot from above the left faceoff circle through traffic that beat Coreau to the right corner of the net. It was his second goal in 53 NHL games, first since Oct. 30, 2014.

Video: DET@SJS: Mueller buries a rocket from the point

 

They said it

"Everyone else around us is winning games. We wanted to get this back on track. We felt we should have won last game and dropped the ball." -- Sharks coach Peter DeBoer

 

"We were running around trying to follow them rather than playing our own defensive-zone play. They buried a few rebounds. They played good and they scored those quick goals in the third. We weren't playing smart. We were trying to send the puck into their zone, and it just comes back against us." -- Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou

 

Video: DET@SJS: Donskoi scores off fluke redirect in front

 

Need to know

The Red Wings went 0-for-1 on the power play and are 0-for-54 with the man-advantage on the road since Oct. 19. They 2-for-59 in 20 road games this season. ... Injured Sharks defensemen Marc-Edouard Vlasic (face) and David Schlemko (upper body) were out again. Vlasic has missed the past four games, and Schlemko the past three. ... Detroit defensemen Brendan Smith (knee) and Niklas Kronwall (lower body) missed the game.

 

What's next

Red Wings: At the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday (8:30 p.m. ET; WGN, FS-D, NHL.TV)

Sharks: At the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday (9 p.m. ET; SNW, CSN-CA, NHL.TV)

 

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