Big lineup changes for both teams as the Red Wings and Sharks meet for Game Six tonight.
Johan Franzen will be out for Detroit, having tweaked his already-sore ankle on a hit by Joe Thornton in Game Five. Franzen did not play in the third period on Sunday so this isn’t much of a surprise. He’ll be replaced by Mike Modano, who also took over for Franzen in Game Four of the opening round.
San Jose, meanwhile, will be without Ryane Clowe. Clowe didn’t make the trip to Detroit with the rest of the team. No word on exactly what’s wrong with him, there are some reports that he’s got the flu but there’s also a rumor that he was hurt when Niklas Kronwall hit him last game.
Keys to the game are similar for each team, as they have been all series. Early goals, strong goaltending, try to stay out of the penalty box.
In all likelihood, this is gonna be another close one. No reason to expect otherwise after five one-goal games.
Game time is 8:00. TV is FSD locally and Versus nationally.