Down But Not Out: Detroit Fights Back With Game Four Victory

May 6th, 2010 by Thomas Knapp Leave a reply »
"I'm not dead!"

"Here; he says he's not dead!"

- Monty Python and the Holy Grail


For one night, a team and a city forgot about a 3-0 deficit.

For one night, they forgot about the disaster that pushed them to the brink of elimination.

For one night, the Detroit Red Wings guaranteed there would more night.

Could San Jose have come out a bit sluggish, assuming that their opponent would surrender to the inevitable? 


Will the Sharks come back in Game Five, duly chided, and reassert control of the series once back in San Jose? 


But this isn't about the next night. 

For the Detroit Red Wings; this is about tonight, and what a pleasant night it was.

Johan Franzen, rather silent up until this point in the series, generated three goals and an assist against a shell shocked Sharks squad.

He would add a fourth in the third period, and might end up with five if the NHL office in Toronto decides that the first goal of the game wasn't tipped by Bertuzzi.

Yet, while the R ...

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