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Glendening scores game-winner in Red Wings' 3-2 win over Sharks

  • Detroit Red Wings' Luke Glendening (41) celebrates with teammates after scoring the game winning goal against the San Jose Sharks during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Detroit Red Wings' Luke Glendening (41) celebrates with teammates after scoring the game winning goal against the San Jose Sharks during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Red Wings' Joakim Andersson (18) and San Jose Sharks' Matt Irwin wrestle on the ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Detroit Red Wings' Joakim Andersson (18) and San Jose Sharks' Matt Irwin wrestle on the ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi makes a save on a shot from the Detroit Red Wings during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi makes a save on a shot from the Detroit Red Wings during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

Luke Glendening scored with 1:15 remaining, completing a comeback victory for the Detroit Red Wings, who beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night.

Pavel Datsyuk and Temu Pulkkinen also scored for the Red Wings, who snapped a two-game skid. Jimmy Howard made 20 saves for the win, just his fourth in 14 career games against San Jose.

Matt Irwin and Patrick Marleau scored for the Sharks, who dropped their seventh straight at home, their longest skid of the season and further hurting their playoff hopes.

Irwin managed to find just enough space through traffic to drive the puck into the net following a pass from Joe Thornton, giving the Sharks the early advantage midway through the first period.