After a two-day respite, the San Jose Sharks and Detroit Red Wings resume their Western Conference Semifinal series Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET (Versus, TSN, RDS). The Sharks took the opener Thursday at HP Pavilion by a 4-3 score.
Joe Pavelski scored twice on the power play for the Sharks in Game 1, his sixth and seven goals of the postseason. The Wings also lost the opening game of their first-round series with the Coyotes before rallying to win in seven.
That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.
— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3