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Sharks cheat the reaper in Game 7

Categories: Detroit Red Wings, SJS vs. DET, San Jose Sharks
Patrick Marleau, left, and Joe Thornton are moving onto the Conference final. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
The Sharks' 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 was typical for this series -- sensational, innard-grinding stuff that does the sport credit. And remarkably, the Sharks followed the script that cost them Game 5 four days earlier. Read more »

Red Wings lean on veterans

Categories: Detroit Red Wings, SJS vs. DET, San Jose Sharks
Detroit Red Wings defencemen Nicklas Lidstrom, left, and Brian Rafalski have each played in nine Game 7s over their careers. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

There's still work to be done. That's the approach the Detroit Red Wings are taking into Thursday's seventh and deciding game of the Western Conference semifinal series against the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion.

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Sharks' Clowe a game-time decision

Categories: Detroit Red Wings, SJS vs. DET, San Jose Sharks
Ryane Clowe, centre, is dealing with what the Sharks are calling an upper-body injury. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Ryane Clowe skated for 20 minutes Thursday morning to test out his symptoms and reaction to what the Sharks are still calling an upper body injury, and while there was no "Eureka! I shall play!" moment, neither was there a depressed, mopey reaction.

Head coach Todd McLellan called it, as you might guess, "a game-time decision."
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Momentum on side, job not done: Wings

Categories: Detroit Red Wings, SJS vs. DET, San Jose Sharks
Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk, left, battles for a puck against San Jose Sharks' Dany Heatley during Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal. Game 7 is Thursday in San Jose. (Duane Burleson/Associated Press)

They are on the brink of Stanley Cup history, but what's keeping the Detroit Red Wings focused as they approach Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal series with the San Jose Sharks is the same thing that's motivated them since falling behind 3-0.

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Wings 1 step away from history

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The Wings are one win away from overturning a 3-0 series deficit. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Three Game 7s down. One to go.

The Detroit Red Wings moved another step closer to joining the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, 1975 New York Islanders and 2010 Philadelphia Flyers in Stanley Cup lore, posting a 3-1 verdict over the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinal series Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena. Read more »

Clowe a no-go for Sharks

Categories: Detroit Red Wings, SJS vs. DET, San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks will attempt to close out their series against the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday night, but they'll have to do it without playoff catalyst Ryane Clowe, who is sidelined with an upper-body injury. Clowe has four goals and 13 points in 11 post-season games. (Duane Burleson/Associated Press)

Ryane Clowe did not make the trip to Detroit for Game 6 due to an upper body injury, leaving coach Todd McLellan to adjust his lines either with two moves or more.

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Wings put Modano in for injured Franzen

Categories: Detroit Red Wings, SJS vs. DET, San Jose Sharks
Mike Modano is a veteran of 175 NHL playoff games (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Mike Modano got the call from Mike Babcock on Monday evening, and while excited, admitted he endured a night of tossing and turning over the thought that he'd be inserted into the Detroit Red Wings' lineup for Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinal against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena (8 p.m. ET). Read more »
Patrick Marleau (12) of the San Jose Sharks is facing criticism for his quiet performance in his team's series with the Detroit Red Wings. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk (13) moved into a share of the Stanley Cup playoff points lead on Sunday, despite playing with an injured wrist. (Duane Burleson/Associated Press)
You could say that Pavel Datsyuk had a hand in the survival of the Detroit Red Wings.

Incorrectly rumoured by a Detroit newspaper to be a scratch for Game 5 of the Wings' Western Conference semifinal with the San Jose Sharks Sunday at HP Pavilion due to an injured wrist, Datsyuk not only played, he thrived, setting up three goals as the Wings rallied from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits for a 4-3 victory.

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Sharks plagued by slow starts

Categories: Detroit Red Wings, SJS vs. DET, San Jose Sharks
San Jose Sharks winger Patrick Marleau has been held off the scoresheet so far against Detroit. (Ben Margot/Associated Press)

The Sharks had a meeting to discuss a power play that been barely adequate on the road and dreadful at home (2 for 22), but the topic of their miserable starts also came up.

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