Perron scores twice as Red Wings hand Sharks ninth straight loss
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — David Perron scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal with 1:30 left, and the Detroit Red Wings beat San Jose 5-3 on Tuesday night to push the Sharks’ losing streak to nine games.
The Red Wings had lost three of four and 10 of 13, but they started their three-game California swing on a positive note.
The teams entered the third period tied at 2.
Barabanov put San Jose up 3-2 midway through the third, recording his 100th NHL point. He skated all the way to the goal line, spun and wristed a shot past Lyon.
But minutes later, Perron answered on the power play for Detroit on a one-timer from the left side on the rush off a pass by Sprong.
Compher gave Detroit a 2-1 lead six minutes into the second period on a wrist shot that fluttered off the glove of Kahkonen and into the net.
San Jose answered when Bailey tipped in a shot from the point by Mario Ferraro with just more than a minute left in the second.
The teams also traded goals in the first period. Sprong, after winning a faceoff on the power play, found space in the slot and drilled a one-timer shot past Kahkonen off a pass by Raymond to put Detroit up 1-0.
The Sharks tied it late in the period on Zetterlund’s 11th goal. Zetterlund poked at a rebound off a wrist shot by Mikael Granlund from in close, and the puck eventually trickled in after Lyon could not cover it in the crease.
Red Wings: Visit the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.
Sharks: Host the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
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