San Jose Sharks earn remarkable comeback win over Detroit Red Wings

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Mikael Granlund scored 37 seconds into overtime to give the San Jose Sharks an unforgettable 6-5 win over the Detroit Red Wings

Mikael Granlund scored 37 seconds into overtime to give the San Jose Sharks an unforgettable 6-5 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.

After creating a turnover, Fabian Zetterlund and Granlund came into the Red Wings zone on a 2-on-0. Zetterlund then passed to Granlund, who beat Red Wings goalie Ville Husso as the Sharks improved to 3-2-0 on their six-game road trip that ends Sunday in Las Vegas.

The unlikely victory comes two days after the Sharks erased a three-goal deficit in the third period in what became a 5-4 overtime win over the New York Islanders.

“That was a pretty entertaining game,” Granlund told NBC Sports California after Thursday’s game. “I haven’t been a part of these kinds of games too often. So there’s a lot of things going and I don’t know, we found a way again, so really happy for the boys.”

The overtime goal came after the Sharks (8-17-2) -engineered a massive comeback in the second period, scoring four unanswered goals almost immediately after they allowed four in a row.

The Sharks then erased a second Red Wings lead, as Tomas Hertl scored with 1:29 left in the third period, more than five minutes after Dylan Larkin scored a go-ahead goal with 6:40 left in the third period at Little Caesars Arena.

The Sharks put themselves in a spot to earn at least a point after an unlikely and nearly record-setting rally in the second period.

The Red Wings scored four times in a span of 4:35 with Michael Rasmussen collecting two and Klim Kostin and Lucas Raymond scoring one each, with Raymond’s goal giving Detroit a 4-0 lead with 6:20 left in the second period.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic then took a two-minute penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.

But the craziness was just beginning.

Hertl and Zetterlund scored 38 seconds apart with Vlasic in the box, giving the Sharks their first two shorthanded goals of the season and cutting Detroit’s lead to 4-2 with 5:14 to go in the second period.

When Vlasic came out of the penalty box, he took a pass from Kyle Burroughs, entered the Red Wings zone, and passed to a streaking Nico Sturm, who went to the net and redirected the pass past Husso at the 15:52 mark.

Then with 23 seconds left before intermission, Sturm, on a Sharks rush, took a pass from Justin Bailey, kicked it up to the blade of his stick, and beat Husso with a backhand to make it 4-4, giving San Jose four goals in 5:29.

Per the NHL, the six goals in 4:01, from Rasmussen’s first goal at the 12:51 mark to Sturm’s first at 15:52, was just one second shy of the NHL record for the fastest six goals by two teams in a single game.

ZADINA RETURNS: Filip Zadina was playing his first game in Detroit since he and the Red Wings, who drafted him sixth overall in 2018, mutually agreed to terminate his previous contract in July 1. Zadina, 24, was then signed by the Sharks to a one-year, $1.1 million deal.

Zadina left behind $4.56 million in actual money he was owed to become a free agent as he sought a fresh start with another team. With his deal in San Jose, Zadina will be a restricted free agent with arbitration rights after the season.

“It’s weird to just be on a different side of the arena,” Zadina said before the game. “It’s going to be sold out … it’s going to be a huge game for us.”

EMBERSON’S PROGNOSIS: Defenseman Ty Emberson is out for the next two to four weeks with a lower body injury, Sharks coach David Quinn said Wednesday.

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Emberson was injured during Sunday’s morning skate before the Sharks game with the New York Rangers, and he was placed on injured reserve on Monday, along with center Ryan Carpenter, who was injured late in San Jose’s 6-5 loss at Madison Square Garden.

Emberson was claimed off waivers from the Rangers on Sept. 30, did not play in the Sharks’ first four games of the season, but ascended to San Jose’s top defense pair late last month. In the previous five games before his injury, Emberson, 23, had a goal and two assists and was averaging 20:58 of ice time per game.

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BENNING HURT: Sharks’ defenseman Matt Benning, who did not play Tuesday against the New York Islanders, is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury, Quinn said.

Benning, fifth among all Sharks defensemen with an average of 18:29 in ice time per game, missed 10 games with a lower body injury last month before he returned on Nov. 24.

COUTURE UPDATE: Sharks captain Logan Couture has been doing some light skating in recent days, Quinn said, but there remains no timeline for him to return to practice. Couture has a lower-body injury and hasn’t played or practiced with the Sharks all season. The Sharks return to San Jose on Sunday night after they play the Vegas Golden Knights to conclude their six-game trip.


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