Hockey Night Live Blog: Wings at Sharks
Hey all, to me this was the game of the work week. I know it's a little late in the evening (10:30EST) but these two teams are the class of the Western Conference. So, this should be as good a game as it gets. The Wings come in off losing in OT to the Ducks 5-4 last night, the 2nd in a 4 game West Coast swing that has them coming into the Shark tank at the end of a 3 game in 4 night set. They'll be without LW Johan Franzen who's on the shelf for a few weeks with a sprained knee. Check out the latest from our own Matt Saler at On the Wings as well as Christy Hammond at her new digs at Wingin It in Motown.
The Sharks come in at 8-20 and relatively healthy. They've got balanced scoring through the lineup and are playing stifling defense, averaging only 22 SOG against per game through the first 10. Patrick Marleau and Devin Setoguchi are leading the way with 5 goals each and D Dan Boyle, erstwhile of the defense-less Tampa Bay Lightning, is tied with Marleau and Christian Erhoff for hte team lead in points. Drop by P.J. Swenson's Sharkspage or Mike Chen's work under the Kukla umbrella for all the latest. If that doesn't get you going, then there's always the Battle of California for a rousing good time with our own 'Big' Earl Sleek.
That's about all for now, here's hoping for the excellent Fox Sports Bay Area feed with Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda on the Center Ice.