Red Wings never really had any dangerous chances until the 3rd period, but that I attribute more to Sharks fatigue. Also the Sharks obviously pressed less and took less risks after the second goal which meant more Wings possession.
Having Pavs run the third is the recipe for success, it's what got the team to the conference finals the last time. And Gomez as a fourth line center is about as good as it gets in the league. At least, if you want to create an offensive fourth line.
Sheppard is a really good 3rd liner already, but the fact that we have a 1st line wing/2nd line C centering the third line and a 2nd line tweener/3rd line center playing on the fourth line is great depth. He's also playing with Gomez on the fourth line so technically we don't even run a traditional checking line anymore.
No one is getting fourth line minutes anymore either. No point in messing with a lineup that is producing.