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Red Wings Edge Sharks 3-2 in OT

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Credit: Bally Sports

The San Jose Sharks visit the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena. Timo Meier and Logan Couture kept the Sharks in it, but the Red Wings took it 3-2 in OT.

Period 1

For that it’s worth, like the line changes:

Believe they’re similar to what I suggested last game:

Bruins Show Sharks What Winning Hockey Is, 4-0 Shutout

9 in: Not an advisable drop pass at 4-on-4 by Sturm.

7 left: Karlsson with some nifty center ice stickhandling, that’s stickhandling in a phone booth. But then, very Raiders of the Lost Ark, Seider just knocks Karlsson down with prejudice.

5 left: Spirited net presence by Sturm.

San Jose Sharks being creamed off the cycle. Red Wings 7-0 chances off that.

Period 2

Erne goal: A goal off the cycle. Remenda had a nice breakdown/view of the Sharks, Couture line, losing it in the NZ to Detroit on top of San Jose.

3 in: Ugly high pass by Meier. Just no mustard, telegraphed, easily picked off.

4 in: Barabanov centering pass to Eyssimont almost connects. Those are some of the ones, got to get it on goal. Too golden to completely miss if you want to stay in the line-up.

5 in: Oesterle at point gets Gregor to bite, overplay him, then he walks down. Small little detail play that gets you sat.

Meier goal: Great pause and look up to see Karlsson weakside point by Hertl. Really terrific pass by Hertl. Then Meier sticks with it to the wraparound.

9 in: Nice work by Gregor to attack the net and Lindblom digging away at front. Gregor draws a slash too.

8 left: Sturm and Nieto 2-on-1, hard Sturm pass, Nieto does well to settle it, but he’s not able to fire it hard.

Rasmussen goal: No one can get set off bang-bang turnover. Cicek rims it from behind the net, but Sharks get beat to it. Looked like Cicek felt footsteps of forechecking Perron. Feel like his game has dropped off quite a bit since a pretty impressive debut.

Couture goal: Marvelous shift from that entire line and the D there. All over puck, some nice plays include Karlsson backhand slide pass to Couture on top, and of course, Couture batting the puck baseball style past Husso. Barabanov really did a nice job on this shift too, strong on puck and man.

Period 3

Quinn does not like that Vlasic cross-checking Rasmussen call. According to the broadcast, he’s wondering about all the contact that Reimer has taken from the Wings.

8 in: Did Benning just clock 96.5 MPH on that shot?

Huge save by Reimer on Berggren.

10 in: Meier, end of more than minute shift, tries to push offense through NZ with a fresh San Jose Sharks line on, loses it before the OZ blueline. You like him being aggressive, but that’s not good hockey, that’s losing hockey in the playoffs. He’ll need to adjust that if he moves on.

8 left: Remenda really doesn’t like d-man Cicek ceding the zone like that to Maatta. There was another Wing hanging around on entry, so the rookie maybe overcautious not to get caught on a high 2-on-1.

5 left: Karlsson closes on Veleno. Once again, if he’s coming at you, forward, he’s a fairly effective defender.

4 left: Sturm just dogged on the puck, backhand stuff that Husso denies.

1 left: Couture just grinds at center ice to prevent Detroit re-entry. That’s heart.

OT

Sturm-Nieto-Karlsson to start. Couture-Barabanov follow, Detroit scores, and Hertl-Meier never see the ice. Not ideal.

 

 

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