Red Wings Drop Game Two to Sharks

The Detroit Red Wings dropped to 0-2 in their Western Conference Semifinal matchup with the San Jose Sharks Sunday afternoon after a 2-1 loss in Game Two of the series.

The Red Wings failed to get any sustained pressure until a power play late in the game.

Henrik Zetterberg scored with 6:02 remaining in regulation, beating goaltender Antti Niemi from the slot off a feed from Pavel Datsyuk. The goal got the Red Wings on the board but despite a late push, wouldn't be enough.

Ian White had opened the game's scoring just 4:54 into the game, blasting a shot from the high slot past a screened Jimmy Howard for a power play goal.

Niclas Wallin extended the San Jose lead at 1:39 of the third period when his shot from the top of the right faceoff circle went off of Howard's shoulder and flipped into the net.

The Sharks carried play for most of the game, with Detroit relying on Howard to keep them in it. Howard made 35 saves on 37 shots while Niemi stopped 33 of 34 chances.

Each team scored a power play goal. The Red Wings had six tries with the extra attacker and San Jose had five.

The teams will meet for Game Three in Detroit on Wednesday.

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No lineup change, Draper, Modano and Kindl are the scratches.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/1/2011 at 3:07 PM

 

Beautiful day to be inside watching hockey. Have I mentioned that I hate afternoon games yet?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/1/2011 at 3:15 PM

 

Oh, Sharks PPG. What a surprise that the PK fails again. Though it was looking good for awhile there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/1/2011 at 3:31 PM

 

They're making us look like what we make other teams look like.... This is not us. We're done.

Posted by drwmike33 on 5/1/2011 at 3:41 PM

 

Ugly period but plenty of time left.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/1/2011 at 3:59 PM

 

I think Jimmy just made a great save but they won't show the replay.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/1/2011 at 4:44 PM

 

Datsyuk for Vezina. Wow.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/1/2011 at 4:52 PM

 

Have the Wings won a battle along the boards at all today?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/1/2011 at 4:53 PM

 

One good shift. Glad to see the Wings can still turn it on, they just have to actually do it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/1/2011 at 5:04 PM

 

Holy hell, not a good start.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/1/2011 at 5:24 PM

 

You are f*cking kidding me. After all that...

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/1/2011 at 5:25 PM

 

You are f*cking kidding me. After all that...


If we don't hit another level, the octopus could come to have another meaning altogether....I do not mean to be negative....

Posted by OldBroad on 5/1/2011 at 5:29 PM

 

That was a bullsh*t call, in my opinion....

Posted by OldBroad on 5/1/2011 at 5:31 PM

 

This had been a let down. Completely and totally unmatched. I don't have an answer and I think it's only a matter of time for golf.

Posted by drwmike33 on 5/1/2011 at 5:51 PM

 

Still alive. Fantastic shot by Zata.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/1/2011 at 5:53 PM

 

Five minutes isn't enough. I'll expand on that later.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/1/2011 at 6:08 PM

 

Better effort...need some luck.

Posted by OldBroad on 5/1/2011 at 6:08 PM

 

I did say they (sharks) are better at basically every position, but i didnt think the wings would be dominated like this hahah. Complete garbage, and oh yea, we were the only team not to make a deadline deal. Old and Overrated! Told ya so?

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 5/1/2011 at 6:16 PM

 

It's not like the Wings are getting blown off the ice...they have their chances...just not able to finish, and maybe that's the talent of the other team...maybe it's puck luck. Howard has NOT disappointed. Let's see what the third game brings before we write them off completely.

Posted by OldBroad on 5/1/2011 at 6:41 PM

 

They are simply outmatched at every position. This series is over. Its the Sharks best chance. Wings personel is just overly passive and aged. They may have skill but the other team is bigger, faster, stronger and younger. There was times in the Coyotes series where they looked like they were just waiting for the other team to do something it was really odd. I would really love this team to be blown up after this season because i'm tired of seeing a passive team playing hockey... Keep the core, add young fast hard hitting players instead of the same "I'm going to hesitate in the slot and pass it" players..

Wings are prime for picking. San Jose has the CONFIDENCE and believe they can beat the Wings any game. At least get one game wings, please?

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 5/2/2011 at 2:24 AM

 
Henrik Zetterberg

Henrik Zetterberg
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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