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Red Wings explode for 7 goals, beat Sharks to end skid

David Perron had a goal and two assists to help the visiting Detroit Red Wings end a four-game losing streak with a 7-4 win against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

Nov 17, 2022; San Jose, California, USA; San Jose Sharks right wing Timo Meier (28) and Detroit Red Wings center Joe Veleno (90) battle for control of the puck during the first period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 17, 2022; San Jose, California, USA; San Jose Sharks right wing Timo Meier (28) and Detroit Red Wings center Joe Veleno (90) battle for control of the puck during the first period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
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David Perron had a goal and two assists to help the visiting Detroit Red Wings end a four-game losing streak with a 7-4 win against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

Dominik Kubalik and Pius Suter each had a goal and an assist, and Ville Husso made 21 saves for the Red Wings, who scored more than three goals for the first time in 12 games.

Erik Karlsson had a goal and three assists, Kevin Labanc had a goal and assist, and James Reimer made 14 saves for the Sharks, who came in riding a season-high three-game winning streak.

Moritz Seider scored his first goal of the season on a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle to give the Red Wings a 5-4 lead with 6:06 left in the third period.

Later, Reimer came far out of his net to try to stop Suter on a breakaway, but Suter went around him for the tap-in goal and a 6-4 lead at 16:23.

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Kubalik scored into an empty net with 1:15 left for the 7-4 final.

The Sharks scored goals 2:33 apart earlier in the third to tie the score 4-4. Logan Couture was hit by a slap shot by Karlsson and then shot the puck in the net to make it 4-3 at 8:58. Karlsson then scored on a slap shot to tie the score 4-4 at 11:31.

The Sharks took a 1-0 lead at 6:56 of the first period when Karlsson made a no-look backhand pass to a trailing Labanc for a one-timer.

Detroit tied it 1-1 at 9:39 when Filip Hronek scored off Perron's long centering pass from the wall.

The Sharks moved back ahead 2-1 at 12:52 when Matt Nieto was surrounded by four Detroit players but managed a one-handed shot that got past Husso.

Perron tied it 2-2 at 11:27 of the second when a slap shot by Dylan Larkin glanced off him and into the San Jose net.

Jake Walman gave Detroit a 3-2 lead at 16:44 of the second with a point shot through traffic.

In the third period, Joe Veleno retrieved the puck behind the San Jose net and scored on a wraparound for a 4-2 lead at the 4:58 mark.

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--Field Level Media

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