DETROIT (AP) -- The NHL-leading Detroit Red Wings are not getting any breaks to help end their funk.
With the loss to the Sharks, the Red Wings have dropped their last
four home games. Detroit hasn't lost four consecutive games at Joe
Louis Arena since 1992 (Nov. 27-Dec. 8). The Wings ended that streak
with a 4-2 win over the Flyers, who were missing their heralded rookie,
Eric Lindros, who was sidelined with a sprained left knee.
Rookie Devin Setoguchi scored midway through the third period after the puck went off the net over the glass. The goal proved to be the winner, giving the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 win Friday night over the slumping Red Wings.
"We might've gotten lucky on the third goal," San Jose coach Ron Wilson acknowledged.
San Jose started strong despite playing its seventh game of an eight-game road trip.
Pavelski scored 100 seconds into the game, beating Hasek on his glove save perhaps because of his rusty reflexes.
"We got the first goal and seemed to get the momentum," defenseman Craig Rivet said.
The Sharks were also the aggressors early in the second period, putting enough pressure on Hasek to set up Setoguchi on a shot from the slot.
Detroit answered 1 1/2 minutes later on a crafty play, which started with Kronwall's slap pass from above the circles to Zetterberg, who redirected the pass from the inside of the left circle past Nabokov.
Nabokov had help holding onto the lead late in the game when defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic got the shaft of his stick in the perfect place to turn away Zetterberg's shot into an open net.
The Sharks had lost the previous three games against Detroit. ... Stuart is a former Shark. ... San Jose closes its road trip Saturday at Columbus. ... Zetterberg ended a three-game scoreless streak with a goal and an assist.
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Arena: Joe Louis Arena Location: Detroit, Michigan
Referees: Paul Devorski, Tom Kowal Linesmen: Lonnie Cameron, Darren Gibbs
Attendance: 20,066 (100.0% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Joe Pavelski (14)
Assist: Patrick Rissmiller
Devin Setoguchi (10)
Assists: Patrick Marleau, Christian Ehrhoff
Henrik Zetterberg (36)
(Power Play) Assists: Niklas Kronwall, Pavel Datsyuk
Devin Setoguchi (11)
(Power Play) Assists: Craig Rivet, Patrick Marleau
Mikael Samuelsson (10)
(Power Play) Assists: Henrik Zetterberg, Niklas Kronwall