Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Live blog: Sharks go up 3-0 with OT win


Free Press special writer Anthony Fenech will live-blog Game 3 between the Detroit Red Wings and San Jose Sharks tonight.

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 game, everyone!

First period

0:00: On the goal: Datsyuk tries the wraparound, scrum in front of the net, puck comes loose, Zetterberg -- instead of shooting it -- backhands it to Lidstrom in the slot, he finds the back -- or bar -- of the net.

0:19: GOAL!! Zetterberg feeds it to Lidstrom in the slot, he clanks one off the center bar inside the net. 1-1 tie.

5:30: Niemi playing strong so far.

7:03: Sharks score. Setoguchi on a power play. 1-0 San Jose.

8:20: Near the penalty box, Kronwall levels Heatley to the ice, he's slow to get up. Fans going wild.

10:45: Penalty to Clowe expires, Wings 0-1 with the man advantage.

13:00: Clowe to the penalty box for interfering with Datsyuk, who has hit him a couple of times early. Wings on the power play.

14:35: Teams feeling each other out. Like that's not a cliche or anything.

20:00: Puck dropped, Wings win the opening faceoff.
Second period

0:00: End of second period.

1:47: Pavel Datsyuk scores in close on Niemi. Red Wings 3, Sharks 2.

5:11: Devin Setoguchi miscues on the shot, but it gets past Howard for a power-play goal. Red Wings 2, Sharks 2.

6:01: Patrick Eaves scored on a backhander. Red Wings 2, Sharks 1.

8:17: Shot goes into the crowd. Stoppage of play. Pace has slowed considerably. Several whistles as the teams jockey for position.

11:33: Shot on goal covered by Niemi. Face-off to follow.

12:20: Howard makes a glove save. Stoppage in play.

18:22: Shot on goal by Jiri Hudler saved by Antti Niemi.
Third period

0:00: End of the third period. Overtime to come.

4:08: Dan Boyle scores from in close. Red Wings 3, Sharks 3.

5:59: San Jose shot from the point hits Howard, bounces around, he freezes it.

7:29: Howard covers up. Stoppage of play.

9:30: Niemi covers up on a save.

11:30: Red Wings at full strength.

12:51: Sharks on the power play.

15:00: Five minutes gone in the third, Wings hold a one-goal lead.

Devin Setoguchi scores for San Jose. Final: Sharks 4, Red Wings 3.

17:06: Holmstrom in from Niemi's left. Pounds away but can't knock it home, icing the other way, face-off in Sharks zone.

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