WCSF: (2) San Jose Sharks vs (3) Detroit Red Wings
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04-28-2011, 02:09 PM
Join Date: Jul 2002
So I've been working on a simulator for a while now; tested it on the LA Kings series; San Jose pulled a 4-1 victory. Split series at home and won 3 straight. Included a comeback from 3 goals down in game 3!
Against Detroit, the results of the first three games:
Caveat: Braun fills in for Wallin
Game 1: Sharks come out strong, throw 9 shots on goal. Detroit gets a pp, but can’t even get the puck into the Sharks’s zone. However, Zetterberg gets puck, walks in, and rips it shortside for a weak goal and 1-0 lead. Marleau ties it on Sharks powerplay with a blast. Thornton the assist. Detroit takes the lead in the early third period with a powerplay goal off a deflection. Lidstrom shot, Franzen goal. At the ~10 minute mark, Nichol gives the puck up right in front of the goal; Cleary scores to make it 3-1. Sharks finish with 46 shots on goal to Detroit’s 16 but lose 3-1. San Jose with over 30 hits in the game.
Game 2: Sharks come to play. Ryan Clowe scores in the first minute with a wrist shot from just inside the blueline that handcuffs Jimmy Howard. Couture and Demers the assists. Sharks continue the barrage. At the end of the first, shots are 18 to 4 in favor of San Jose. Niemi holds the fort in the second period, making a sprawling save on Datsyuk and stopping 8 consecutive Detroit shots on a Detroit PP. Douglas Murray comes off the bench for a shorthanded breakaway as the Wings make a terrible change. Murray scores with a move from the forehand to the backhand off a pass from Marleau to make it 2-0. On the next shift, Zetterberg dangles Justin Braun, walks in, and slides it past Niemi on Detroit’s 16th shot of the game. With 6 minutes left in the third, Jamal Mayers scores off a pass from Nichol. Eager shoots it on goal, Nichol gathers the rebound, turns, and passes it to Mayers on the short side for an open-net goal. San Jose wins 3-1; finishes with 46 shots again; Detroit gets 21 in the losing effort. Murray the first star with a goal and an assist, Howard and Niemi get 2nd and 3rd stars. Abdelkader and Mayers fight soon after the 3-1 goal, with Mayers the clear winner. San Jose with 18 hits in the game, including a devastating one by Murray on Lidstrom.
Game 3: Caveat: Simulator crashed. Original game was 0-0 in the late second before it crashed. New game saw San Jose crush the Wings. Heatley scores about 3 minutes in from a pass from Couture in a cross-crease play. About two minutes later, Justin Braun walks the puck into the zone 1-on-2 as both teams are changing. He winds up, and blasts it past Howard to put SJ up by two. Demers scores on a pinch, and Pavelski scores on the PP with a blast from the point. Niemi makes some key saves on two consecutive Detroit PPs prior to the Demers goal. MacDonald replaces Howard, who has let in 4 goals on 5 shots. MacDonald holds the fort down until the end of the period. Next period starts. San Jose continues the barrage in the 2nd period. Thornton’s line cycles the heck out of the Wings. Puck pops back to Ian White, who blasts it past the blocker of MacDonald. Detroit gets into penalty trouble. Heatley scores on the PP to make it 6-0. Third period starts. Detroit continues its march to the penalty box. Thornton gets the puck from Braun on the faceoff, waits, waits waits, takes it to the top of the circle and fires it past the deluge of bodies in front of the net. Minutes later Dany Heatley takes the puck in the near circle, turns, and dishes it off to Logan Couture at the far side. Couture’s wobbly wrister goes past MacDonald. Thornton gets crushed by Kronwall. As always, Detroit blocking a ton of shots. Clowe scores off a deflection from Justin Braun on the PP. Detroit puts in Howard again. Marleau takes a pass from Thornton at the blueline and one-times it past Howard, who in the end allows 5 goals on 6 shots. With 36 seconds left, Detroit breaks the shutout when Pavel Datsyuk scores shorthanded. Datsyuk threw it on net from a sharp angle. Puck beat Niemi and was laying on the goal line; Ian White accidently knocks it in. Niemi finishes with 19 saves. Sharks score 10 goals on 34 shots. Couture finishes with a goal and three assists, Marleau finishes with 3 points and a team-leading 4 hits (out of 18 total). Braun leads the dmen with 1 goal and a pair of helpers.
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