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ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 15: Jiri Hudler #26 of the Detroit Red Wings falls to the ice while trying to control the puck against the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center  on November 15, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Jeff Riger: Wings Hardly Road Warriors

Just when you thought the Wings were back to normal, winning 4 games in a row and scoring a combined 18 goals in that span, the team has now hit the road and has now lost a couple straight, the latest to the Sharks on Thursday night 5-2.

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Karsch And Anderson Top Ten 5-13-11

How did the Sharks celebrate?

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DETROIT - MAY 10: Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings battles for position with Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks during the third period in Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 10, 2011 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Detroit Red Wings Notes And Quotes 5-13-11

Nicklas Lidstrom said he will take his time to decide whether to return next season or retire.

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Veteran Wings See Season, Possibly Era End

Entering Game 7, it was clear which team would have the advantage in the intangibles: experience, momentum, poise, etc. Those all belonged to the Red Wings. And it showed. They were the veteran group comfortable in the spotlight as they had been there so many times before.

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SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 12: Ruslan Salei #24 and Niklas Kronwall #55 of the Detroit Red Wings show their disapointment after losing 3 to 2 to the San Jose Sharks in Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals  during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the HP Pavilion on May 12, 2011 in San Jose, California.(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Pat Caputo: An Exceptional Effort In Defeat By The Red Wings

A long time ago, a sportswriter named Grantland Rice wrote about how it isn’t whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.

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SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 12: Ruslan Salei #24 and Niklas Kronwall #55 of the Detroit Red Wings show their disapointment after losing 3 to 2 to the San Jose Sharks in Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals  during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the HP Pavilion on May 12, 2011 in San Jose, California.(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Sharks Clinch Series With 3-2 Win Over Red Wings

After receiving the brunt of the criticism as San Jose squandered three chances to close out the Detroit Red Wings, Patrick Marleau ended up with the game-winning goal and much of the credit when the Sharks finally made it through the second round.

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SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 12: Danny Cleary #11 of the Detroit Red Wings lies hurt on the ice during the second period against the San Jose Sharks in Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the HP Pavilion on May 12, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Key Injuries Prove Too Sizable To Overcome

The Red Wings were missing too much size and too much scoring punch on Thursday. They battled hard until the end, but in the end, they didn’t have enough healthy bodies to overcome a huge deficit.

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SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 12: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks shakes hands with Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings after the Sharks won Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on May 12, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Jeff Riger: The Red Wings Season Is Over

So much talk before a deciding game 7 finally came to an end at about 9:07pm Eastern Standard time when the Sharks and Wings dropped the puck for the deciding game of an amazing second series.

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SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 12: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings stops Dany Heatley #15 of the San Jose Sharks from scoring in Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on May 12, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Red Wings Lose Game 7 To The Sharks 3-2

Patrick Marleau got his first point of the series when he knocked home a rebound with 7:47 to play and the San Jose Sharks finally managed to knock out the Detroit Red Wings on their fourth try with a 3-2 victory Thursday night in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

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SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 12: Darren Helm #43 of the Detroit Red Wings and Marc-Edouard Vlasic #44 of the San Jose Sharks go for the puck in Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on May 12, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Detroit Red Wings Lose In Game 7 3-2

11:06pm- The 3rd period has started with the “Beat Detroit” chant and San Jose almost scores on a 2 on 1.

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