2010 NHL Playoffs: Joe Pavelski Leads San Jose Sharks to 2-0 Series Lead

May 3rd, 2010 by Patrick Goulding II Leave a reply »

If anyone still doubts the San Jose Sharks have what it takes this year to win it all, I am at a loss to explain it.

After a two-day layoff to accommodate a previously-scheduled Eagles concert at HP Pavilion, the Sharks put up another valiant effort, overcoming a hard-charging Detroit Red Wings team and two separate deficits to win their fifth straight playoff game with a second 4-3 victory over Detroit.

It is safe to say that the Red Wings did not enjoy their stay at the “Hotel California,” as they now face a 2-0 series deficit against a Sharks team that will be brimming with confidence heading back to Detroit on Tuesday.

The game was far from easy.

Detroit opened the scoring in the first period at 6:51, when Pavel Datsyuk caught Evgeni Nabokov backing into his own goal on a rush down the left wing and beat the Sharks goaltender to the glove side.

The Sharks responded quickly with a power play goal at 9:01 from Conn Smythe candidate Joe Pavelski and an even-strength goal from Ryane Clow ...

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