SAN JOSE -- When the Wings defeated the San Jose Sharks in a 2-1 shootout at Little Caesars Arena Jan. 31, the Sharks did not have Evander Kane, whom they acquired from the Buffalo Sabres on Feb. 26.
"He's obviously a real element of speed," Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "And I think if you asked these guys, they've got a real good team. Joe Pavelski's been one of my favorite players since he's been in the league and going back to Waterloo when he was with the Blackhawks. Obviously, Joe Thornton's been an elite player.