Detroit, MI – Logan Couture picked up a pair of goals and Dany Heatley added a goal and one assist, as San Jose downed Detroit, 5-2, at Joe Louis Arena.
Niclas Wallin and Joe Thornton also tallied for the Sharks, who improved to 2-1 on their current five-game road trip.
Antti Niemi won by stopping 25-of-27 shots.
Tomas Holmstrom registered a goal with a helper and Johan Franzen also scored for the Red Wings, who have dropped two straight on the heels of a four-game win streak. Brian Rafalski added two assists in a losing cause.
Jimmy Howard took the loss, saddled with all five goals on 35 shots.