Found October 28, 2011 on Fox Sports Detroit:
DETROIT -- Remember the good old days when the Red Wings would beat the San Jose Sharks almost every time, Game 7 of the 1994 playoffs notwithstanding? Those days are long gone. The Sharks have ousted the Wings from the playoffs the last two seasons and have generally been very good against them. In fact, since former Wings assistant coach Todd McLellan took over as the Sharks head coach, the Sharks are 15-10 against the Wings, including the playoffs. That disturbing trend continued Friday night at Joe Louis Arena, as the Sharks won, 4-2, extending the Wings' losing streak to three games and extending the Sharks' winning streak to four straight on the road. It was just the seventh regular-season victory for the Sharks in Detroit in 38 games. "I guess I can answer that two ways, because for three of those years I was over there and we were fortunate enough to beat the Sharks, but now its working in our favor," McLellan said. "Weve been that glassy-eyed team in here. Weve stood around and watched em outshoot us 12-1 in the first four or five minutes and lost 7-1 here. They can do that. Theyre that talented." Goaltender Jimmy Howard, who returned to the net after missing the last two games after the birth of his first child, made 26 saves. He was particularly good in the first period when the Sharks were outshooting the Wings, 7-2. "On that first penalty kill, they had some good chances," Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "We had a chance to get the puck out twice on the penalty kill and we didn't. Usually you're digging those out of the back of your net so he was sharp." The Wings had the lead early after Henrik Zetterberg got his first goal in six games on a fortuitous bounce when Nick Lidstrom's shot bounced off the boards right to him and he buried it into the right side of the net. The Wings also got a power-play goal from Tomas Holmstrom in the second period when he deflected Pavel Datsyuk's shot from his usual spot in front of goaltender Antti Niemi. Holmstrom could have had another goal near the end of the first but it was ruled that there was incidental contact with Niemi so it was waved off, even though Holmstrom did not get a penalty. "I didn't like the call but it doesn't matter if I like it or not," Babcock said. "You and I both know, we've been in this league a long time, there's never any mistakes made in those situations." Niemi made no other mistakes, as he finished with 30 saves to improve to 4-1. Niemi wasn't part of the Sharks' earlier struggles against the Wings. In the regular season, he is 6-1-1 against them. "Weve played good games against them and weve been able to win those," Niemi said. "I think we both play very good hockey and its a tough challenge every time, but weve been able to win them for us." Patrick Marleau was part of those old days when the Sharks couldn't quite beat the Wings. On Friday, he had a goal and an assist to help defeat them. "The culture that they have here in Detroit, they always have great teams year in and year out," Marleau said. "Just because they are an elite team and they are competitive, so coming in and getting a win does feel nice but that said, always a hard-fought game." The Wings fought a lot harder than they did in their embarrassing 4-1 loss in Columbus Tuesday night. But the result was the same. In their three straight losses, the Wings have allowed 15 goals and scored just four. Despite Zetterberg's goal, the top line with him, Datsyuk and Danny Cleary only has four goals. The second line with Johan Franzen, Valtteri Filppula and Jiri Hudler have eight goals but had no points Friday. "I thought Mule's line with Fil and Huds could have been better for us," Babcock said. "But it was one of those games, there wasn't a lot of room. We needed to get a win here tonight. Any way you look at it, we've suddenly lost three in a row and those things start to pile up on you. So it's very important that we get on a flight and we respond tomorrow." The Wings have the quick turnaround as they play Saturday night in Minnesota, a team that is 3-3-3, 2-2-1 at home. "It's a very tight league," Lidstrom said. "All the teams are so even. You have to play hard every night and you have to play well defensively every night to get some wins."

Detroit Free Press wrote about ME (Fake Henrik Zetterberg)!

Detroit Free Press wrote about ME (Fake Henrik Zetterberg)!: Look, the Famous Detroit Newspaper - Detroit Free Press- wrote about me! They put me up on the website, and I hear wrote about me in the paper too! Cool!

Live Blog: Sharks @ Islanders - Oct 29, 2011

Sharks @ Islanders - Oct 29, 2011

A little Wing wobble

Why are the Red Wings a big “Work in Progress,” and why has their collective play dropped off so significantly after a 5-and-0 start? Going into tonight’s game against the Wild, it seems like the Wings’ players aren’t just on “different pages”—they’re on different chapters of their team’s new playbook, if they’ve read it at all, and I think I know why: after...

Burns' OT goal gives Sharks win over Islanders

Brent Burns scored a power-play goal 1:07 into overtime to give the surging Sharks a 3-2 victory over the Islanders on Saturday night. "We were talking about our set. It's not something that's common, so we needed to...

Cam Gore: Sharks and Wings do not disappoint at Joe Louis arena

San Jose went into Joe Louis arena in Detroit and as expected added to the list of exciting Red Wings and Sharks games. San Jose plays the Red Wings as tough as anybody in the NHL and tonight they grinded out a 4-2 win including an empty net goal. The numbers were almost even in all the departments that matter except face-offs, Detroit dominated that area. Even losing such an important cate...

I liked the first episode, but just for future reference, the tag should be "detroit red wings". It's the right spelling, plus you'll get more views that way

DOH! Thanks for looking out! I have written Detroit Red Wings like 5 million times, it still amazes me that I can brain fart like that… Thanks for reposting too!

Wings need players to step up tonight against the Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Quick update from the Red Wings' morning skate: Patrick Eaves and Fabian Brunnstrom are out tonight as the Wings take on the Wild at XCel Energy Center.

Red Wings notes and quotes from Saturday night's loss

Here are notes and quotes from the Red Wings' 1-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday in St. Paul:

Red Wings need to get going; Fabian Brunnstrom placed on waivers

Quick update from the Red Wings' morning skate: Patrick Eaves and Fabian Brunnstrom are out tonight as the Wings take on the Wild at XCel Energy Center.

Brunnstrom put on waivers

DETROIT – The Red Wings placed forward Fabian Brunnstrom on waivers today. The move gives general manager Ken Holland the option to recall a player from Grand Rapids, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, if he chooses. Br...

Zetterberg, Red Wings taking on Sharks

Brent Burns scores power-play goal in OT to lift surging Sharks over Islanders 3-2

(source feed provided no summary content for this entry)

Burns scores in OT to lift Sharks over Isles 3-2

Brent Burns scored a power-play goal 1:07 into overtime to give the surging San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.