OT - Wings/Sharks Game 5 Open Thread

Submitted by MGoShoe on May 8th, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Do or die part deux for the Red Wings at 10 pm EDT/7 pm PDT.

At the NHL.com preview, Henrik Zetterberg states:

"Last game is last game. There's going to be a new fight tonight and it's important to go out and take charge right away."

Mike Babcock echoes the theme:

"We won a game and now we have to re-establish that here tonigh. I think the start is very important, so you have to be prepared for that and I think you have to put your will on the other team."

Game on.
 

Comments

HartAttack20

May 8th, 2010 at 8:10 PM ^

This team seems motivated and spirited after the game 3 loss. Not sure if that means they will win, but I like the changed Babcock made for the last game. I guarantee we win if Franzen scores 4 goals again. 

aaamichfan

May 8th, 2010 at 8:20 PM ^

Early start for an open thread....... Hopefully they go into tonight with the "backs against the wall" mentality they also had in Game 7 against PHX and Game 4 of this series. I think they will prevail once again.

MGoShoe

May 8th, 2010 at 9:54 PM ^

 

 

G

A

P

J. Franzen

5

5

10

B. Rafalski

2

3

5

T. Bertuzzi

1

4

5

P. Datsyuk

1

4

5

N. Lidstrom

1

3

4

H. Zetterberg

1

3

4

T. Holmstrom

2

1

3

D. Cleary

2

0

2

V. Filppula

1

1

2

J. Abdelkader

0

1

1

D. Miller

0

1

1

J. Ericsson

0

1

1

MGoShoe

May 8th, 2010 at 10:49 PM ^

 

 

1

Red Wings

6

Sharks

15

Sharks certainly had the better of the Wings in the first period.  Wings simply were not dangerous at all. 

MGoShoe

May 8th, 2010 at 11:11 PM ^

...this time Brad Stuart gets 2 min for elbowing and the Sharks tie it up.

Joe Thornton collects the rebound, resets and scores.  1 - 1.

bronxblue

May 8th, 2010 at 11:15 PM ^

I know that some of these penalties are legit, but this whole series has been one long parade of Detroit players to the box.  Since Detroit was not a particularly penalized team in the regular season, you have to wonder where this is coming from.  

 

And as I type this, another ticky-tack penalty.