Friday, May 6, 2011

Live blog: Red Wings beat Sharks in Game 4 at JLA


The Red Wings were buzzing late in the third and, after winning a faceoff, Darren Helm scored with 1:27 to play, giving Detroit a 4-3 win tonight in Game 4.

Free Press special writer Anthony Fenech will live-blog Game 4 of the Detroit Red Wings vs. San Jose Sharks series tonight. Anthony couldn't get a seat at the Joe, so he'll be bringing you his thoughts off of Versus' telecast.

Feel free to discuss the game with Anthony in the chat below. For those of you on our mobile site, we will post periodic game updates below the chat. Enjoy the playoff hockey, everyone!

Third period

0:00: McClelland lobbying for penalties before the period. He'll get his.

1:14: Heatley from Clowe beats Howard blocker-side.

18:33: Darren Helm off a rebound to give Wings the lead.
Second period

0:00: 27-18 Wings in shots after two.

1:16: Wings leading in scoring chances, 18-12

4:15: Lidstrom with another blast from the blue line as the puck tries to trickle out of the zone. Niemi handles it. Power play almost over for Wings.

6:07: Windsor's Wellwood across the ice to Boyle, Howard falls, his glove isn't tall enough, Boyle's wrist shot finds the net. 3-2, Wings. Big lead down to one.

9:02: Penalty called. Looks like a Red Wing going off. Nope, it's Mitchell for holding. Another power play.

12:00: Pavelski escapes the zone, Sharks kill the penalty. 12 minutes left in the period.

14:00: San Jose penalty. Thornton going to the box. Holding the stick.

17:25: Zetterberg with a nice rush from Niemi's left but can't fight off a defender in front of the crease.

19:32: Play under way in the 2nd. Zetterberg big hit on Thornton.
First period

0:00: That's the period. Great start by the Wings. Unfortunate to give up that goal so quickly after taking a 3-0 lead.

1:41: Wow! Sharks score. Ryan Clowe from the right of Jimmy Howard. Found a hole between his blocker and the post. 3-1. That was quick

1:49: Lidstrom whacks in a bouncing puck from the slot and the Wings lead by three. 3-0.

6:22: Commercial break. Wings up in shots, 12-6, hits, 10-7, takeaways with two.

8:31: Cleary throws it to the net, Boyle makes contact Niemi, Lidstrom takes the slapper, Niemi doesn't have a prayer.

9:15: Commercial break. Bertuzzi tallies the Wings first goal. He's got his game face on.

13:38: GOAL!! Absolutely dirty backhander by Bertuzzi. Scores. Wings lead, 1-0.

15:00: Bad play by Kronwall, slips and almost loses posession. Good play by Kronwall, he recovers and keeps the puck in the zone. Wings lead in shots, 4-3.

17:00: Bertuzzi and Setoguchi still getting into it, yelling back-and-forth on the bench.

20:00: Puck about to drop. Dan O'Halloran and Brad Watson are the officials. "Let's go Red Wings" chants from the Joe faithful right out of the gate.

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