Sharks rally to beat Detrot, go up 3-0 in series
DETROIT (AP) – Patrick Marleau scored 7:07 into overtime, lifting the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 comeback win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night and a 3-0 lead in the second-round series.
The Red Wings led 3-1 with 13 minutes left in regulation.
Game 4 is Thursday night in Detroit, where the Red Wings will try to stay alive. The two-time defending Western Conference champions haven’t been swept since the first round in 2003 by Anaheim.
Joe Thornton scored 6:42 into the third to pull San Jose within a goal and Logan Couture tied it with 6:43 left.
Tomas Holmstrom and Dan Cleary gave Detroit a 2-0 lead in the first. San Jose’s Devin Setoguchi scored with 4 seconds left in the period, but Henrik Zetterberg restored Detroit’s two-goal lead early in the second.
Penguins 2, Canadiens 0
MONTREAL (AP) – Evgeni Malkin scored a power-play goal 1:16 into the third period and Marc-Andre Fleury made 18 saves for his fourth NHL playoff shutout, lifting Pittsburgh over Montreal in Game 3 and into a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Malkin took Sergei Gonchar’s pass and fired a one-timer from the right side past Jaroslav Halak to give the Penguins a 1-0 edge. It was Malkin’s fifth goal of the playoffs, but first since Game 4 of the Penguins’ first-round win against Ottawa.
Pascal Dupuis scored into an empty net with 15 seconds remaining to seal the victory.
It was Fleury’s first playoff shutout since a 6-0 win over Philadelphia on May 18, 2008.
Pittsburgh outshot Montreal 25-18, including 13-3 in the second.
Halak stopped 23 shots for the Canadiens, who have lost seven of eight playoff games at home, including three of four this year.
Game 4 is Thursday night in Montreal.