Tonight Detroit clearly had the better scoring opportunities and time of possession, but the boys did pretty good with getting into lanes and especially blocking shots. Niemi was very sharp tonight and made several key saves. I think all 3 of the Detroit goals were scored with the Sharks scrambling around in front of their net as a result of sustained pressure.
The game was really good but started to drag towards the end of the 3rd period. I thought the Wings were basically going to lock it down, but instead they seemed to be sitting back and I thought the Sharks might be able to exploit that... but it's one thing to think it and another for it to happen!
Overall, the Sharks did produce several great opportunities (that they failed on) and I thought they were going to pay for that but they came through in the end. This is the kind of stupid game I've been on the other side of too many times where the Sharks played better and lost, so I will take this. :P
Despite a few penalties being called, the Wings and Sharks were merrily tripping each other up all night with no call. Are our PPs good or our PKs bad? Hmm.
I thought that Kronwall had killed Heatley (and didn't care) but then he CAME BACK and then I was concerned about his health and possibly playing through a concussion and I CAN'T BELIEVE HE PUT ME IN A POSITION WHERE I WAS WORRIED ABOUT HIM. What a jackass.
But then he pretty much saved the game in OT with a shot block (I am still actually talking about Heatley) so I suppose it's good that he doesn't have a concussion. Or at least I hope he doesn't!
Devin scored the last two times he played in Detroit, and apparently the assistant coach made a special video (sounds seedy, yeah) for him of his goals and good moves and whatever and... apparently it worked! Holy crap, a playoff hat trick OT goal to follow up his OT goal from that ridiculous comeback game vs the Kings. For all of the great opportunities in OT and fairly good defensive coverage, Devin wins it with not a good scoring chance but a perfect shot.