DETROIT (AP) - San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton says he doesn't want to give Detroit any momentum.
Thornton knows there's one way to do that - sweep the Red Wings.
San Jose will have its first chance to advance to the Western Conference finals on Friday night in Detroit. The Red Wings need a win to force a Game 5 on Sunday night in San Jose.
Only three teams have rallied from a 0-3 deficit in the playoffs. The 2010 Philadelphia Flyers, 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs and 1975 New York Islanders are the only NHL teams to win a series after losing the first three games.