Detroit roared to a 3-0 lead, chasing Sharks starting goaltender Evgeni Nabokov, before San Jose scored nine unanswered goals.
Josh Gorges scored the Sharks' lone first-period goal and by the 6:16 mark of the second, the score was tied. Jonathan Cheechoo, on the first of San Jose's team-record six power-play goals, made the score 3-2 and Clowe tied it with his first goal.
Greir scored the first of two third-period goals 6:03 into the period and 83 seconds later Marleau converted a pass from Joe Thornton, who had four assists. Both those goals were in power plays.
Grier and Clowe added power-play goals in the game's final 10 minutes.
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