Red Wings Rally to Force Game Six Against Sharks

Tomas Holmstrom capped a Red Wings' comeback with 6:08 remaining in the third period Sunday night, deflecting a Nicklas Lidstrom shot to give Detroit a 4-3 lead over the San Jose Sharks.

The Sharks had led the game, 3-1, just a minute into the third period before the Red Wings scored three consecutive goals to rally for the win. Detroit has now won two games in a row while facing elimination.

Devin Setoguchi started the game's scoring with 2:42 remaining in the first period, deflecting a Dan Boyle shot from the blue line past Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard after a faceoff win by Joe Thornton in the Red Wings' zone.

Joe Pavelski made it 2-0 with 4:28 left in the second tipping the puck past Howard from the top of the crease on a two-on-one with Ryane Clowe.

Just 53 seconds later, Niklas Kronwall responded for Detroit, snapping a shot from the right faceoff circle over Niemi off a feed from Pavel Datsyuk, getting the Red Wings on the board.

Logan Couture restored San Jose's two-goal lead 54 seconds into the third period, skating in alone and backhanding a shot under Howard.

Detroit's rally began with an unlikely source at 3:43 of the third. Just after the expiration of a power play, Jonathan Ericsson jumped into the slot and snapped a loose puck past Niemi to make it 3-2.

Danny Cleary jammed a puck home from the side of the net at 5:29 to tie things up.

Datsyuk started the play on the game-winner, spinning in the left circle to protect the puck before getting it out to Lidstrom up high. Lidstrom's blast was tipped past Niemi by Holmstrom from right in front of the net, giving the Red Wings their first lead of the game.

Howard stopped 39 of the 42 shots he faced in keeping the Red Wings in it early and holding the lead late. Niemi made 18 saves on 22 shots for the Sharks.

Neither team scored a power play goal. Detroit had two tries with the extra attacker and San Jose had four.

Game Six will be at 8:00 PM on Tuesday from Joe Louis Arena.


Notes: Detroit's healthy scratches were Mike Modano, Jiri Hudler and Jakub Kindl... Bothered by a sore ankle, Johan Franzen played only 9:19 and did not see the ice after the midway point of the game.

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Oh, sweet, now both Datsyuk and Franzen are game-time decisions. My guess... Pavs is in, Mule is out.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/8/2011 at 4:23 PM

 

That was a BS call.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 5/8/2011 at 8:19 PM

 

That was a good scoring chance there.

BTW, this new site design is heavy. Takes way too long to load.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 5/8/2011 at 8:36 PM

 

Another BS call..

Posted by DetroitRiver on 5/8/2011 at 9:11 PM

 

BTW, this new site design is heavy. Takes way too long to load.


The background is throwing me off, hahaha. Not important, but it's something I don't like (and my opinion is super important <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />)Why are all of these penalties so sucky?ed;; Ahahahaha the profile status thing is probably a bad idea for me and my nonsense, but I do have to say I'm excited to make a fool of myself.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/8/2011 at 9:12 PM

 

What is with the refs? Are they trying to make sure Detroit doesn't have a chance?

Posted by SYfanSD on 5/8/2011 at 9:12 PM

 

First chance I've gotten to comment. Wings doing a decent job of surviving (only goal against on a deflection) but that's not going to be enough. Have to think they'll get a power play soon, momentum could shift.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/8/2011 at 9:18 PM

 

Important, important power play here.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/8/2011 at 9:24 PM

 

Well, they're going to have to take more than just outside shots.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 5/8/2011 at 9:26 PM

 

And that was about ugly as hell. Damn.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/8/2011 at 9:28 PM

 

I can't wait until Ericsson gets signed by someone else this summer.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/8/2011 at 9:35 PM

 

Well, you saw that coming. The get one goal every period; like clockwork.

Wonder if our lazy europeans can wake up?

Posted by DetroitRiver on 5/8/2011 at 9:35 PM

 

ahem....

Posted by DetroitRiver on 5/8/2011 at 9:37 PM

 

Great shot by Kronner and Pavs did a hell of a job to control the puck.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/8/2011 at 9:37 PM

 

Clowe wanted Kronner, he got him.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/8/2011 at 9:40 PM

 

Maybe it's because I don't expect the Wings to win this series, but I'm not worried going into the third.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/8/2011 at 9:45 PM

 

Using the intermission to talk about the new forum software...


BTW, this new site design is heavy. Takes way too long to load.


Agreed that it's a bit heavy but I'm not seeing load time issues. I'll keep poking around, part of it is because it's not done yet.


The background is throwing me off, hahaha. Not important, but it's something I don't like (and my opinion is super important <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />)


There shouldn't be a different background than there used to be. What are you seeing?


ed;; Ahahahaha the profile status thing is probably a bad idea for me and my nonsense, but I do have to say I'm excited to make a fool of myself.


I think that was there before but not as prominent. Always looking for better ways to let people make fools of themselves.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/8/2011 at 9:52 PM

 

Stuart and Zetterberg (!wink.png did a horrible job of getting back. Lazy sons of bitches.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/8/2011 at 10:03 PM

 

There shouldn't be a different background than there used to be. What are you seeing?


It looks alright but once you scroll on the page the background is all red, the white stays at the top and is lost. I don't know if that's a good description? I can take some screenshots if needed. Also I noticed it does this on a different computer, too. It could be firefox or something.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/8/2011 at 10:04 PM

 

Happy to see they got another one!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/8/2011 at 10:06 PM

 

Ericsson? I thought that was Kronner. Where am I?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/8/2011 at 10:06 PM

 

Holy f*ck, the Wings woke the hell up.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/8/2011 at 10:09 PM

 

This is getting scary.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/8/2011 at 10:21 PM

 

FKG AMAZING DATSYUKIAN PLAY!!!

Posted by DetroitRiver on 5/8/2011 at 10:21 PM

 

All made possible by Pasha. Injuries mean sh*t.

Fantastic shot by Nick, Homer with the tip.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/8/2011 at 10:21 PM

 

Oh sh*t. PK is going to give me a heart attack.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/8/2011 at 10:23 PM

 

Fantastic kill there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/8/2011 at 10:28 PM

 

We gonna do it...

Posted by DetroitRiver on 5/8/2011 at 10:33 PM

 

The only way that I can adequately describe that the Wings are still in this.
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Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/8/2011 at 10:34 PM

 

Gutsy win. Love it.

Shameless promotion: Wings winless this round when I wore jerseys, unbeaten when I wear DetroitHockey.Net shirts. Get shopping, people. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/8/2011 at 10:36 PM

 

You can buy DHN shirts? How?

Posted by DetroitRiver on 5/8/2011 at 10:38 PM

 

After SJ scored their 3rd goal, I turned off the tv (it's not so much that I gave up, it's more that I hate to see the Wings defeated), cleaned up the kitchen, gave the dog her Benadryl and headed to bed. Once in the bedroom, I turned on the tv there to discover that THE WINGS HAD FRIGGING TIED THE GAME! I turned off the volume to watch the rest of it (cannot stand those Versus announcers...tonight SJ was walking on water and performing miracles), and yes, that was a very satisfying outcome. And SJ is mortal, just like the rest of us.

Posted by OldBroad on 5/8/2011 at 10:51 PM

 

You can buy DHN shirts? How?


Spreadshirt store: http://merch.detroit...preadshirt.com/


And SJ is mortal, just like the rest of us.


I'll be blogging on that point shortly.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/8/2011 at 11:34 PM

 
Tomas Holmstrom

Tomas Holmstrom
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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