Sharks-Red Wings: Not Your Average Joes

May 3rd, 2010 by MJ Kasprzak Leave a reply »
The San Jose Sharks won a second game over the Detroit Red Wings, 4-3, Sunday night.

All of their scoring has come from two lines, but at least the "other" line scoring in this series is the first: Thus far, Joe Pavelski alone has accounted for a third of Sharks goals and half of their game-winners; his line has accounted for six of the eight goals in this series (Joe Thornton's line has the other two) and over half for the entire playoffs.

In Game One, the Sharks never trailed after a three-goal outburst in the first period set the tone. Game Two was more see-saw, with the Sharks trailing about as much as they led.

The scoring was opened in the first period by Pavel Datsyuk just 6:51 in. He came up with a loose puck and beat a double-team as well as Evgeni Nabokov with a wicked wrist-shot to the top corner.

The Sharks answered with—who else? Joe Pavelski. On a power play just over two minutes later, The Big Pavelski came up with a rebound near the net and slammed it home. On his next shift, he also raced to catch up to a puck, pulled up, and sent a centering feed to Ryane Clowe, who put a nifty backhander between his legs with ...

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