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Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings and Dan Boyle #22 of the San Jose Sharks go for the puck in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on May 1, 2011 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings and Dan Boyle #22 of the San Jose Sharks go for the puck in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on May 1, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (WWJ) – The Wings made a strong move in the third period, but it wasn’t enough as the San Jose Sharks beat the Wings 2-1 Sunday afternoon.

As heard on 97.1 The Ticket post game the Sharks hang on to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.

Down 2-0 in the third period, Henrik Zetterberg gets the power play goal, to get the Wings on the board and in the game.

Wings goalie Jimmy Howard had 35 saves keeping Detroit within striking distance of winning.

Defensemen Ian White and Niclas Wallin scored their first goals of the postseason and Antti Niemi made 33 saves to help the San Jose Sharks win the second game of the seven game series.

White scored on a power play in the first period and Wallin extended the lead early in the third period as the Sharks put together two of their best back-to-back games to jump on top of the Red Wings for the second straight year.

While Detroit could blame a lack of rest for falling into a 3-0 hole to San Jose a year ago following a seven-game first-round series, the Red Wings were well-rested this year after sweeping Phoenix. But that made no difference against a determined Sharks team that has won 10 of 12 games against Detroit.

Stay with 97.1 The Ticket your Red Wings hockey playoff station as the Wings return home for game three on Wednesday.

(Copyright 2011 WWJ Newsradio 950. All Rights Reserved.)   (Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Right Reserved.)

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