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May 8, 2011 11:43 PM by Jordan Mason

Red Wings beat Sharks 4-3 to stay alive

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Tomas Holmstrom broke a tie with 6:08 remaining, and the Detroit Red Wings had three third-period goals to avoid elimination with a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.

Danny Cleary and Jonathan Ericsson also scored in the final period to send the series back to Detroit for Game 6 on Tuesday night. After winning the first three games, San Jose is clinging to a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski and Devin Setoguchi scored to help the Sharks take a 3-1 lead early in the third period. Then the Red Wings scored two quick goals before Holmstrom's redirected the winner past Antti Niemi.

Jimmy Howard made 39 saves for Detroit.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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