The Detroit Red Wings are no doubt fighting for their playoff lives, after loving Game 3 and going 3-0 to the San Jose Sharks the Wings have won their last two games, two more victories and they will be only the fourth team in NHL history to come back to win a seven game series when first trailing three games to zero.
As Jimmy Howard put it, “Why not us?”
Early in the third period a goal put the San Jose Sharks up with a score of 3-1 before the Wings came roaring back with three straight unanswered goals for a final 4-3 victory, moving the series back to Detroit for a Tuesday night Game 6.
The Red Wings hero for game 5? Pavel Datsyuk, the same player who was iffy for a start due to a hurt hand. Pavel assited on the goal that gave the Sharks a 2-1 lead and then assisted on two of the 3rd period goals including the winning number by Nicklas Lidstrome.
Perhaps, “why not us” was the right choice in words.