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Sharks staying level-headed after ‘crazy' finish to win vs. Red Wings

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DETROIT – The San Jose Sharks followed up the game of the year…with the game of the year.

After coming back from down 4-1 to beat the New York Islanders 5-4 in OT on Tuesday, the Sharks came back from down 4-0 to top the Detroit Red Wings 6-5 in OT tonight.

It was like four games in one: In the first period, San Jose played arguably its most solid, structured period of their season, suffocating Detroit en route to a 14-6 shots edge.

But then, in the second period, the Red Wings dropped four on the Sharks in 4:35 to take a commanding 4-0 lead. San Jose, however, responded with four of their own in 5:29 to tie the game with 23 seconds left in the middle frame.

Tomas Hertl, Fabian Zetterlund, and Nico Sturm, twice, powered this Sharks’ comeback.

The third period was a little more even, with Detroit taking a 5-4 lead, before San Jose tied it with 1:29 left in regulation, another Hertl strike.

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