Late Goals Lift Sharks over Red Wings

The San Jose Sharks scored twice in the final 3:31 Saturday night to earn a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings. The game-winning goal came with just 5.9 seconds remaining.

After a turnover by Dan Cleary at the Red Wings' blue line, Milan Michalek sent a pass to Joe Pavelski, who cut in from the left side, and beat Detroit goalie Joey MacDonald.

Mark Bell had tied the game with 3:31 remaining, knocking in the rebound of his own shot after MacDonald bobbled the puck.

San Jose had opened the game's scoring just 3:14, with a power play goal by Patrick Marleau.

Detroit appeared to tie things up with 3:13 remaining in the first but the goal by Mathieu Schneider was waved off as the officials determined that Tomas Holmstrom was in the crease. Replays later showed Holmstrom to be outside of the blue paint.

Mikael Samuelsson eventually got the Red Wings on the board with a wrist shot from the right circle at 11:27 of the second.

Only 1:22 later, Schneider added one that counted, sending a blast from the high slot through Sharks' goalie Vesa Toskala and trickling across the goal line for a power play goal.

Toskala made 17 saves on 19 shots while MacDonald stopped 32 of the 35 shots he faced.

Each team scored once on the power play. Detroit had three chances on the night while San Jose benefitted from five.

The Red Wings will next take to the ice on Tuesday night when they visit the St. Louis Blues. Before the game, the Blues will retire future Hall-of-Famer Brett Hull's jersey.

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One more win and we will have another streak going. We are coming off of a good win on the road, lets keep it up

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/2/2006 at 5:26 PM

 

Both Williams and Cheechoo were in the pregame skate, not sure if either will play.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/2/2006 at 6:51 PM

 

And Marleau opens up the scoring in under four minutes <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

two on one!!!

Crap!

Side note: Willy is in the game!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/2/2006 at 7:17 PM

 

Penalties like that bother me, we will take the powerplay but, that means that there will be a garbage call on us later. Just like that holding we just took on Homer <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

Side note # 2: I am beting on a fight

Or the Bulls*it no goal <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

Oh crap, I hope Drapes is OK

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/2/2006 at 7:40 PM

 

What'd Mickey have to say about the no-goal? Not a lot of happy people here.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/2/2006 at 7:46 PM

 

Ken cut him off, he started to talk about it and then Ken wisely changed the subject to the rulebook.

Schneider!!!! and that one will count! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/2/2006 at 8:20 PM

 

Me after the first goal: "Call that one back, bitches!"

Much better period. Let's hold onto this one!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/2/2006 at 8:37 PM

 

Having a few beers there Clark?

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/2/2006 at 8:46 PM

 

NOW that was a save!!!! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/2/2006 at 9:12 PM

 

That was CRAP, looks like overtime!

Here is our problem, we get too comfortable with the lead and we get lazy and blow it. Our defense has looked like complete garbage the entire third period. Too bad Macdonald was hung out to dry! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/2/2006 at 9:25 PM

 

19-35 SOG ridiculous

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/2/2006 at 9:39 PM

 

I've heard of bad calls, but that one takes the cake!!! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

Other factors aside, that call cost us the game!

The replay clearly showed that he was NOT in the crease.

Posted by Phil on 12/2/2006 at 11:41 PM

 

19-35 SOG ridiculous


Catmandu and I were saying the same thing, looking at the shot clock while waiting for people to file out.And I forgot to DVR the game, so I can't say anything about the replay on the disallowed goal. If that's the case... I don't even know what to say. What a CF.I'm going to be reviewing every goal against the Wings for the rest of the season and if there's anyone even near the crease, I'll be pitching a fit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/3/2006 at 12:13 AM

 

Homer was no where near the crease, the netminder came out and bumped into him. The replay was clear and the goal should have counted. This is why the coaches need the ability to challenge calls like they do in the NFL. Instant replay on all goals!

LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER GAME WAS DECIDED BY THE REFS!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/3/2006 at 10:13 AM

 

Clark you had mentioned that you thought something was trying to get the Wings at the begining of the season. I think it's still true, see last nights game

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/3/2006 at 9:37 PM

 

I don't really think anyone is trying to "get" the Wings, a conspiracy like that would be too big to keep secret. I just think the officials in general suck.

Unrelated but less depressing: I got the photos from that game posted to the multimedia section of the site. You can access them all through the Gameday page for that game at http://www.detroitho.../2006/12/02.php, or by doing a search for December 2, 2006, in the multimedia section (if you want thumbnails and file info).

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/7/2006 at 2:21 AM

 

Sorry I have been away, I was up in Victoria BC for buisness. Looks like whatever was out to get the Wings has crawled back into his hole!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/10/2006 at 4:12 PM

 

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