As the Wings continue to try and shock the hockey world, a lot has been made about their goalie Jimmy Howard.
Many thought the Red Wings playoff streak of 21 consecutive seasons was in jeopardy as they entered this lockout shortened season.
Brent Burns helped San Jose jump off to a fast start with his second goal of the postseason and the Sharks tied their second-round series against Los Angeles at two games with a 2-1 victory over the Kings in Game 4 on Tuesday night.
“We’ll meet (Wednesday), practice, and we’re going to try to win a game,” Tortorella said. “That’s all you can do. Down 3-0, it’s a very tough situation, but I have full faith in our athletes. They will be ready to play another game.”
Jimmy Howard’s cat-quick reflexes in net and easygoing nature out of it are big reasons the Detroit Red Wings are on a roll.
The Boston Bruins enter Madison Square Garden with a 2-0 series lead over the New York Rangers, but know that can change in a New York minute.
After taking it easy the day after San Jose’s 2-1 win, both teams stepped up preparation on Monday in advance of Game 4 on Tuesday night at the Shark Tank.
Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored 31 seconds apart midway through the second period and Pavel Datsyuk restored a two-goal lead in the third to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the second round series.
Facing an 0-2 hole against the Bruins, one key factor for the Rangers is the play — and health — of goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
Playoff hockey is impossible to predict, but the gathered analysis going into the series against Chicago leaned the ‘Hawks way at an angle usually associated with a wooden a Labyrinth game.