Originally posted on NHL Hot Stove  |  Last updated 11/18/11

By Stephanie Lee, San Jose Sharks Correspondent 

Pickles. Mammoths. Tacos. Mystery Houses. An American with a  Silver Medal. Those are just some of the things that a Sharks fan might find around HP Pavilion in San Jose.

Thursday night ended up like no other night at the Tank. The San Jose Sharks beat the Detroit Red Wings by the score of 5-2 for the fifth time in a row, getting scoring from the most unlikely of places.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic, aka Pickles, tallied a career-high four points (1G, 3A). That tied the record in the Sharks organization for most points by a defensemen. The last Sharks defenseman to score four points in a game was Rob Blake, who tallied four assists against the Washington Capitals on November 22, 2008.

What might have been more interesting was the Sharks fourth line producing more goals and points then the top two lines (1G, 4A). Brad Winchester and Andrew Murray picked up their first points as Sharks, and Torrey Mitchell added his second goal in just a week.

Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski also scored for the Sharks, and Antti Niemi made 40 saves on the night.

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