Vlasic's 4 points lead Sharks over Red Wings

Marc-Edouard Vlasic finished with a goal and 2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings at HP Pavilion.

Joe Thornton and Brad Winchester had a goal and an assist apiece, while Joe Pavelski and Torrey Mitchell also scored for the Sharks, winners in nine of their last 12 games.

Antti Niemi made 40 saves in the victory.

Niklas Kronwall and Danny Cleary scored for Detroit, which has dropped back- to-back games after winning four straight.

Jimmy Howard allowed four goals on 21 shots to take the loss and Ty Conklin stopped 6-of-7 shots in relief.