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.

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  1. business says:

    scored a tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period.and the Red Wings rallied from an early two-goal deficit to beat the Sharks for.the third straight time this season 4-2 Tuesday night..You always like to measure yourself up to the best in the league Meech.said. Dan Cleary and also scored for the Red.Wings who lost eight of 11 games in between two wins in San Jose..Those kinds of struggles have left the Red Wings in a battle for the.playoffs after winning the Western Conference the past two seasons.

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