Sharks veteran Joe Thornton notched a pair of goals in the first 10 minutes of play, but the Detroit Red Wings rallied back with four unanswered to steal the 4-2 W Tuesday at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. Daniel Cleary and Henrik Zetterberg were able to tie it up in a span of five minutes towards the end of the initial block. Following a scoreless second period, the Red Wings took over again with Derek Meech and Patrick Eaves scoring to overcome the first place Sharks.
San Jose has ranked high in the NHL standings all season long. The Red Wings are currently fighting for a playoff spot, but its evident the defending Western Conference champs can still handle any team in the league.
“You always like to measure yourself up to the best,” said Meech. “That’s the position we’ve been in the past couple of years. These guys are at the top of the league. Every team is ready to play these guys all the time. We just have to make sure now that we’re ready to play every team that we come across.” The Sharks will next matchup against the St Louis Blues on Thursday. Detroit is scheduled for a game against the Anaheim Ducks tonight at 10:00 PM.