Thornton scores 300th, Sharks beat Red Wings 4-3

Joe Thornton scored his 300th career goal, Devin Setoguchi had two and the San Jose Sharks held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 on Tuesday night. Henrik Zetterberg scored a power-play goal with 1:51 left to pull the Red Wings within a goal, but they couldn't beat Antti Niemi again to force overtime. Ryane Clowe scored on a breakaway he created midway through the game and Niemi made 35 saves for the surging Sharks, who have won four straight and 13 of 16. Detroit's Danny Cleary scored game-tying goals early in the second and at the 14:42 mark of the period. Jimmy Howard stopped 39 shots for the Red Wings, who had won a season-high five consecutive games since he was pulled Feb. 9 midway through a loss to Nashville. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)