San Jose at Detroit (12/6/10)

The Red Wings faced the Sharks tonight at the Joe. It was their first game back after the very successful road trip out west. When they met in San Jose last Tuesday the Wings beat the Sharks 5 to 3, so the Sharks had something to prove. Howard was in net again for the Wings but for the Sharks it was Niemi this time.

The Red Wings started the game looking pretty good but they faded fast. In the second period they were out of gas and by the third it was pretty much over.

Early in the first period, when the Sharks were lagging, Todd McClellan used his timeout to motivate his team. It was very effective. After that the Sharks got into the game and by the second period they were in charge.

I think the Wings were worn out from the road and just didn’t have the energy to keep up with the rested Sharks.

Most of the goals against were tip-ins or redirects that Howard had no chance of stopping. I thought Howard played pretty well but he didn’t get much support.

This 5-2 loss brings us to:
37 points

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