Morning Mashup: Winging It Back to Motown


Another third period comeback helped the Detroit Red Wings overcome the San Jose Sharks to win Game 5 by a 3-2 score. After taking a comfortable 3-1 lead into the third period on goals from Devin Setoguchi, Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture, the Red Wings stormed back with three unanswered markers to defeat the Sharks. Jonathan Ericsson opened the third period scoring, before Dan Cleary and Tomas Holmstrom added to the lead. Detroit proved once again why they are such a stellar playoff team and can never be counted out in a series. While an upset is unlikely, the Red Wings have a chance to tie the series when they return home for Game 6 on Tuesday. We will see if storming back to win when facing elimination down 3-1 in the third period goes onto be the pivotal series-changing moment or if the Sharks can seal the deal.

At the worlds, Team Canada is back in action today against the Swedes. Ken Hitchcock declared after Friday’s game that Jonathan Bernier would be given a chance to start over James Reimer. The coaching staff would like to evaluate both goaltenders before determining the official starter for the medal round.

Leafs Links:

Scoring Chances at Even Strength, 2010-11 Final

Slavs Duris at The Leafs Nation analyzes the Leafs‘ scoring chances during 5-on-5 situations.

Playoff Links:

Red Wings beat Sharks 4-3 to stay alive

Red Wings force Game 6 after thrilling third period comeback.

Resilient Predators brace for Game 6

Preds look to even the series with Vancouver and force game seven.

Sunday’s Three Stars: Datsyuk dangles, Detroit forces Game 6

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World Championship Links:

Jonathan Bernier gets next start for Canada at Worlds

Team Canada head coach Ken Hitchcock opts for Bernier over James Reimer on Monday against Sweden.

Last Night in Leafs Prospects:

Owen Sound evened their series with Mississauga at two games apiece after pulling out a 2-1 win in overtime yesterday afternoon. Robbie Mignardi and Cameron Brace scored for the Attack, while Justin Shugg netted the lone goal for Mississauga. Leaf prospect Jesse Blacker, who has 14 points in 19 playoff games, was held pointless for a third consecutive game. Game five goes Tuesday night at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga.

Your Say:

Can the Red Wings complete their comeback or does San Jose still have what it to finish them off in six games? Will the Canucks end their series with Nashville tonight or will the Predators pull even?