Red Wings Down 0-3 in Series with Sharks after OT Loss

For the second consecutive postseason, the Detroit Red Wings blew a third-period lead in Game Three of a Western Conference Semifinal matchup with the San Jose Sharks, falling in overtime and dropping to 0-3 in the series.

Last season, Patrick Marleau scored in overtime to give the Sharks a 3-0 series lead. Tonight it was Devon Setoguchi completing the hat trick to give San Jose a 4-3 win.

Joe Thornton gained the Detroit zone down the right wing and stepped around defenseman Jonathan Ericsson, slowing up to drop a pass to the top of the right faceoff circle. Setoguchi got to the puck and flung a shot that deflected off the stick of Henrik Zetterberg and past Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard at 9:21 of the extra frame.

Dan Boyle had tied the game up with 4:08 remaining, pinching in to the slot and taking a blind backhand pass from Kyle Wellwood, snapping the puck past Howard.

Setoguchi had opened the game's scoring with 7:03 left in the opening period. With San Jose on the power play, Joe Pavelski's shot went off the glass and bounced to Thornton. Thornton threw it to the front of the net highm with Setoguchi knocking it down into his skates and then whacking it into the net.

Nicklas Lidstrom tied things up, getting Detroit on the board with a power play goal of their own. With 22 seconds left in the first, the Sharks were scrambling in their own zone. Henrik Zetterberg got the puck in the left faceoff circle and sent a between-the-legs pass to Lidstrom for a one-timer from the slot past the sprawling Antti Niemi.

Patrick Eaves made it 2-1 with 6:01 left in the second period, backhanding a loose puck into the open side of the net after Darren Helm lost it on a wraparound attempt.

Setoguchi's second tied things back up just 50 seconds later. On another San Jose power play, Setoguchi's stick broke on a one-timer from the left circle but the off-speed shot slid past Howard, who was moving laterally to cut off the expected hard shot.

Pavel Datsyuk put Detroit back out in front with 1:43 left in the middle period, snapping a shot from the left circle past Niemi.

Each team scored twice on four power play tries on the night.

Howard stopped 34 of the 38 shots he faced while Niemi made 38 saves on 41 shots.

Game Four will be Friday night in Detroit.


Notes: Kris Draper was inserted into the Detroit lineup, replacing Drew Miller.

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Okay, Ben Eager is out for San Jose. He played, what, three minutes last game?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2011 at 8:01 PM

 

Wings with some jump to start.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2011 at 8:13 PM

 

Huge hit by Kronner. Damn.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2011 at 8:32 PM

 

All I have is the 97.1 feed.... Damnit!!!!! I heard Heatley just got KRONWALLED WTF? I missed it

Posted by SYfanSD on 5/4/2011 at 8:36 PM

 

Who didn't see that coming?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2011 at 8:37 PM

 

Well sh*t... They scored on the PP

Posted by SYfanSD on 5/4/2011 at 8:37 PM

 

Who didn't see that coming?


I didn't. However, I heard it... f*ck!

Posted by SYfanSD on 5/4/2011 at 8:38 PM

 

What a pass by Zata to set that up. I'll take confusion that ends with a goal, don't all have to be clean.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2011 at 8:53 PM

 

I have to suffer the rest of the PHI/BOS game before I get any coverage of this game.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 5/4/2011 at 9:33 PM

 

Way to stick with the puck, Eaves. I thought Nichol swatted that in for a bit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2011 at 9:34 PM

 

I have to suffer the rest of the PHI/BOS game before I get any coverage of this game.


Stupidest coverage ever. Nice national broadcast.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2011 at 9:35 PM

 

Wow. Just f*cking wow.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2011 at 9:38 PM

 

PASHA!

Posted by DetroitRiver on 5/4/2011 at 9:44 PM

 

More great puck movement. Nice shot by Pasha.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2011 at 9:44 PM

 

Wow! The vets come through...

Posted by DetroitRiver on 5/4/2011 at 9:45 PM

 

Another PK. Terrifying at this point.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2011 at 10:13 PM

 

Looked like a bogus call.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 5/4/2011 at 10:15 PM

 

We need another goal...

Posted by DetroitRiver on 5/4/2011 at 10:29 PM

 

Wings all spun around and we're tied back up. Who was in the slot covering no one?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2011 at 10:33 PM

 

Fother Mucker!!!

Posted by DetroitRiver on 5/4/2011 at 10:35 PM

 

f*cking overtime. I've got a 7:00 launch tomorrow.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2011 at 10:39 PM

 

Well. f*ck. f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2011 at 11:12 PM

 

Hey GM time to start doing something now... team is pushover. To comfortable with the makeup of the team. The D pairs are just too slow as ive mentioned 50 times. Overall the forwards are mainly finesse and oh forget it, no one is listening or cares really haha.

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 5/4/2011 at 11:20 PM

 

Will this be Nick's last season?

Posted by SYfanSD on 5/5/2011 at 12:11 AM

 
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