Sharks Rebound to Take 2-1 Series Lead over Red Wings

The San Jose Sharks scored twice on the rebound Monday night, helping them rebound from a Saturday afternoon loss to the Detroit Red Wings to take a 2-1 series lead with a 2-1 win.

Jonathan Cheechoo gave the Sharks the win with 6:41 remaining in regulation on a power play. Kyle McLaren's blast from the point was stopped by Detroit netminder Dominik Hasek but the rebound was picked up by Cheechoo, who skated around a flopping Hasek and avoided a poke-check to flip a shot into the net.

Ryane Clowe had gotten the Sharks on the board with 7:17 remaining in the second period, taking the rebound of a Matt Carle shot and just poking it past the outstretched glove of Hasek.

Detroit scored the game's first goal with 8:47 remaining in the first when Nicklas Lidstrom blasted a shot from the top of the left circle past Evgeni Nabokov.

San Jose finished the night with 27 shots as Hasek made 25 saves. Nabokov stopped 29 of 30 Detroit shots.

The Sharks went one-for-five on the power play. The Red Wings scored on one of their four chances with the extra attacker.

The two teams meet again on Wednesday for game four of the series.

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Since I started the Game Four thread already, I guess I should open this one up. I don't think there's much to say right now other than a win tonight would get put the Wings in a good position. Not that that's a really profound statement or anything.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/30/2007 at 3:58 PM

 

Sharks will take the wing tonight and Detroit will bounce back for a Game 4 win heading back to Hockey Town.

Posted by choyer on 4/30/2007 at 5:28 PM

 

Why did they hire a hooker to sing the national anthem? Damn, I thought Karen Newman was bad.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/30/2007 at 10:11 PM

 

Lidstrom with the power play goal! Hell yeah! The power play was going to have to click sometime, glad to see them get on the board so quick.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/30/2007 at 10:34 PM

 

The Wings have gotta be happy with the first 20 minutes. Hopefully they can keep it up, a win tonight would be huge, but there's a lot of game left to play.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/30/2007 at 10:53 PM

 

After two... Wings still playing well, just a defensive breakdown to allow the Sharks to even it up. Hopefully they can get another great third period.

Mickey touched on it but there have been some awful calls and non-calls tonight. Consistency people!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/30/2007 at 11:50 PM

 

Detroit is looking all kinds of sloppy right now. This could end up ugly.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/1/2007 at 12:12 AM

 

Damnit, Cheechoo puts the Sharks up on the power play.

The Wings need a power play now, the Sharks haven't taken a penalty since the first period.

Edit: Sweet, power play.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/1/2007 at 12:25 AM

 

Not that the extra attacket did any good. Damn.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/1/2007 at 12:29 AM

 

Ugly. We started good but looked tired honestly. Six defencemen and I rarely saw quincey out there at all. Would've been nice to snatch this game but game four is a must win. Lang yuck. Bertuzzi looking just as bad right now.

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 5/1/2007 at 12:46 AM

 

Yeah, game four is a virtual must-win now. Hopefully Homer coming back will help things out. Too bad he's not a center, Lang's safe.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/1/2007 at 1:00 AM

 

Tomas Kopecky played Center while on the Griffins but it wouldnt be a good idea to switch him now. Faceoff wins are very important. Maybe we should just keep draper on 2 lines and scratch lang all together haha. I think Babcock should place Holmstrom back with his normal mates for game 4 when Homer returns, and put Bertuzzi back down with Lang and Cleary or Franzen. Game 4 is a win for Detroit, I absolutely feel it, especially since they NEED it.

Posted by choyer on 5/1/2007 at 3:35 PM

 

Sharks will take the wing tonight and Detroit will bounce back for a Game 4 win heading back to Hockey Town.


I hope you're as correct bout game 4 as you were about this one! Care to predict the score? <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.png" /> I was only able to watch bits and pieces of the 1st and 2nd periods and that it was a fairly close game. I missed the entire 3rd period. I'm told the SHARKS dominated much of the 3rd. Anyone care to comment?

Posted by skyguy52 on 5/1/2007 at 6:09 PM

 

Sharks put tremendous pressure on our D and forced turnovers or just got to the puck first. Our defense was drained and they kept pushing the entire period. Hasek kept us in the game, sadly no one else stepped up in the third. Game four I say 4-1 wings dominate if homer plays. Sharks played puck possession the whole third period and the wings couldn't keep them out of the zone.

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 5/1/2007 at 6:16 PM

 

Sharks put tremendous pressure on our D and forced turnovers or just got to the puck first. Our defense was drained and they kept pushing the entire period. Hasek kept us in the game, sadly no one else stepped up in the third. Game four I say 4-1 wings dominate if homer plays. Sharks played puck possession the whole third period and the wings couldn't keep them out of the zone.


Thanks for the input. A "convincing" Detroit win in Game #4, for the SPLIT, would change momentum and be a big WING boost for Game #5. I don't have to say anything about a WING loss, except ITS TITS UP ...............

Posted by skyguy52 on 5/2/2007 at 12:28 AM

 

haha so far im right about Game 3 and Game 4. However, Game 5 for me is cloudy. I dont have a hunch about it at all. Im feeling a strong fight by the Sharks though.

Posted by choyer on 5/3/2007 at 9:08 PM

 

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