Sharks 3, Red Wings 2- The San Jose Sharks scored three unanswered goals to erase a 1-0 deficit in Friday night’s victory over the Red Wings at the Joe Louis Arena.

Pavel Datsyuk made his season debut for Detroit after missing the first 15 games recovering from an offseason surgery.

Tomas Tatar opened the scoring early in the first period to give the Red Wings a 1-0 lead. The Sharks responded with two goals in the first period and one in the second.

The Red Wings cut their deficit to 3-2 with a goal from Teemu Pulkkinen with just under two minutes left in regulation, but could not score the equalizer.

Detroit’s goaltender Jimmy Howard took the loss, he stopped 11 of 14 shots.

The Red Wings are now 8-7-1 on the season, good for 17 points and fourth place in the Atlantic Division.

Detroit will go back on the road to play the Boston Bruins Saturday night.

Record: 8-7-1   17 pts

4th Place in Atlantic Division (11 pts behind Montreal)

9th Place in Eastern Conference (11 pts behind Montreal)

1 pt behind Tampa Bay for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 133 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 142 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 142 pts

Next Game: 11/14/2015 @ Boston Bruins 7:00 p.m. @ TD Garden

Stats: Goals- Tomas Tatar (4), Teemu Pulkkinen (5).   Assists- Jakub Kindl (3), Niklas Kronwall (6), Dylan Larkin (7), Tatar (7). Goaltender- Jimmy Howard L (3-4-1) 11 saves on 14 shots.