It was not meant to be tonight for the Sharks as Detroit closes out the 5-3 win.
Todd McLellan takes his timeout to try to pull his goalie with a faceoff in the offensive zone.
knocks in a Justin Braun
rebound and the even strength tally pulls San Jose within two.
Scott Nichol just took four minutes in penalties and Detroit gets some powre play practice.
A tough turnover in the defensive zone let's Henrik Zetterberg score again and the Wings lead 5-2.
At this point the faceoffs are split at 50-50 for the game.
just rang one off the post and the crowd was hoping it crossed the line.
Beginning the third and the Sharks Dan Boyle
throws a centering pass through the slot, but it’s broken up before it reaches Joe Pavelski
for an easy goal.
A killer of a goal as Detroit gets a redirect with 11 seconds left in the second period and deflates the crowd by taking a 4-2 lead to the lockerroom.
Shots are even at 20 at the moment as the second period begins to wind down.
A great game is taking place at HP Pavilion, granted it would be better if the home club could jump on top.
A Tomas Holmstrom penalty gives the Sharks a chance to pull even.
The Sharks are displaying some resiliency tonight and responded again. Benn Ferriero
, while being knocked down in front of the net, reached out and tucked the puck across the line. Detroit is up 3-2.
Just when it looked like the Sharks were out of danger and they had eliminate the power play, Henrik Zetterberg bats one out of mid air to push the lead to two.
Detroit is on an early power play with Logan Couture
going to the box.
The period ends with San Jose facing a one-goal deficit despite outshooting Detroit 15-9.
He arrived in 2004, but Joe Thornton
already has 500 points with the Sharks. Truly the most underrated superstar in the Bay Area.
Just an incredible shift by Thornton-Heatley-Clowe down low and the crowd was still cheering after the puck left the zone.
San Jose up 15-4 in shots, but Detroit has lit the lamp on two of their efforts.
There is life inside HP Pavilion as Joe Thornton
just banked a shot of Dany Heatley to make it 2-1. Now each club has a power play goal.
Pavel Datsyuk just split the D and increased the Red Wings lead to 2-0.
Detroit takes the early lead going up 1-0 thanks to a power play tally. Not much Antero Niittymaki could do as Daniel Cleary was alone in front for the simple redirect.
Derek Joslin and Mike Moore
are paired up as Todd McLellan is showing faith in the young pairing.
San Jose started Joe Pavelski
, Patrick Marleau
and Logan Couture
together to get things underway.
The Sharks took the ice for the pregame skate and it was their first time on it for the day thanks to the power outage in the morning. Kudos to the HP Pavilion building staff for ensuring a game could be played tonight.
Jimmy Howard is facing off with Antero Niittymaki and former Shark Brad Stuart gets the start against his former team.