Detroit headed into San Jose last night to play the Sharks in their first game of a three game road trip. The team brought along their fathers and in a couple cases, either a son or brother. Their family members weren't disappointed by the team's play as they won 6-3.
"It was a special game because you have the fathers here," said Dominik Hasek, who made 15 saves to get the win. "You want to give them something to cheer. You don't want to be here the next two or three days and listen to them complain that we lost the first game. It's a very special trip and you want to do something extra for the fathers or my son in my case."
Detroit held the Sharks to one shot in the first period and only 18 shots for the entire game. The Wings scored twice on the power play and once shorthanded. The three goals allowed by Detroit all came while on the power play. Despite getting a lower number of penalties last night than Detroit, San Jose's penalty trouble was quite costly. Both of Detroit's power play goals came while on a 5-on-3 man advantage.
San Jose has struggled against Detroit since Robert Lang scored a tying goal in Game #4 in round two of the playoffs last season with Detroit outscoring the Sharks, 23-7, since that moment. Detroit has won all three games against San Jose this season.
Detroit plays in LA on Tuesday.