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San Jose's OT win pushes Detroit to brink

Patrick Marleau scored 7:07 into overtime, lifting the visiting San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 comeback win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night and a 3-0 lead in the second-round series.

"It's a tough pill to swallow," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said.

Joe Thornton scored 6:42 into the third to pull San Jose within a goal and Logan Couture tied it with 6:43 to play in regulation.

Tomas Holmstrom and Dan Cleary gave Detroit a 2-0 lead in the first. San Jose's Devin Setoguchi scored with 4 seconds to go in the period, but Henrik Zetterberg restored Detroit's two-goal lead early in the second.

Detroit's Jimmy Howard made 29 saves and Evgeni Nabokov stopped 32 shots for the Sharks.

The Red Wings led 3-1 with 13 minutes to play in regulation.

Tomas Holmstrom and Dan Cleary gave Detroit a 2-0 lead in the first. San Jose's Devin Setoguchi scored with 4 seconds left in the period, but Henrik Zetterberg restored Detroit's two-goal lead early in the second.

Penguins 2, Canadiens 0 —Evgeni Malkin scored a power-play goal 1:16 into the third period and Marc-Andre Fleury made 18 saves for his fourth NHL playoff shutout, lifting Pittsburgh over host Montreal in Game 3 and into a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Malkin took Sergei Gonchar's pass and fired a one-timer from the right side past Jaroslav Halak to give the Penguins a 1-0 edge. It was Malkin's fifth goal of the playoffs, but first since Game 4 of the Penguins' first-round win against Ottawa.

It was Fleury's first playoff shutout since a 6-0 win over Philadelphia on May 18, 2008.

Halak stopped 23 shots for the Canadiens, who have lost seven of eight playoff games at home, including three of four this year.

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