It’s not quite a must-win for the Red Wings as they take on the Sharks this afternoon but it’s close. A win here means a split in San Jose and turning this series into five games with Detroit having home ice. A loss means they go home needing to hold serve at Joe Louis Arena.
Mike Babcock says the Wings will need the puck more today. Kinda hard to argue with that.
The Wings got on their heels in Game One after an early lead. They need to stay on top of things today, not just getting an early lead but extending it. Not letting up.
There may be a roster change for Detroit but that’s not confirmed yet. Drew Miller could be swapped for Mike Modano or Kris Draper. Everything else stays the same, including the lines that feature Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk playing together.
Start time is 3:00 on NBC.