Detroit exited for the Eastern Conference, but the Sharks will still continue to play the Red Wings twice a season during the regular season. There are still many ties between the organizations and there's no erasing the playoff history in recent years. That seemed to be the storyline heading into the Monday night matchup at the Joe.
Morning from Detroit. That's The Joe in the distance pic.twitter.com/36dxKeAzTq— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) October 21, 2013
It's not a gameday without some roster news.
A small meeting between the Professor and Sharks broadcasting friends.
Speaking of broadcasters.
Brodie Brazil: "Consider it done. I'll be practicing for the next 6 hours...."
Apparently the Red Wings give up a bunch of shots, but this game was not destined to be a shootout, right from the start.
Shot clock not working at one end of Joe Louis Arena. Maybe Red Wings don't want anyone to know how many shots they've been giving up.— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) October 21, 2013
Went pretty much like the first with good defensive play and goaltending.
It's 0-0 after 2 periods at The Joe, and that's all I have to say about that!— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) October 22, 2013
After some more banter between Bakes and Ratto, the pace opened up a bit in the third.
Again scoreless, but it all set up for one of the best shootout experiences in a while for the Sharks.
Save of the year, for the win!
So far, the #SJSharks have both the goal and the save of the year. Tommy Wingels, it's your duty to complete the trifecta.— Headless Horsemann (@annfrazi) October 22, 2013
Two points on the road.
McLellan on Niemi save: "Hell of a save, wasn't it?" #SJSharks— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) October 22, 2013
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