SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Joe Thornton scored his first goal of the playoffs with 7:23 left and the San Jose Sharks beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 on Sunday night to take a 2-0 lead in the second-round series.
Joe Pavelski kept up his sizzling postseason for San Jose, scoring twice and setting up Ryane Clowe's between-the-legs score. Thornton then won it by ending his playoff drought.
Dany Heatley skated up ice on a 3-on-2 break and fired a slap shot at Jimmy Howard. Thornton beat Brian Rafalski to the rebound in the crease and poked in the winner. The series now shifts to Detroit for Games 3 and 4, starting Tuesday night.
Pavel Datsyuk, Tomas Holmstrom and 40-year-old captain Nicklas Lidstrom scored for the Red Wings, who were unable to hold onto a 3-2 lead heading into the third in part because they committed too many penalties.
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