The San Jose Sharks squeaked out a 3-2 win in game seven over the Detroit Red Wings, and Detroit’s big comeback from down three games to none has come to an abrupt end.
So goodbye, Red Wings, say hello to the wives and kids before you hit the golf course. And Canucks fans everywhere can go to bed knowing who their team will meet in the Western Conference final – the Sharks.
Who knows how this intriguing series will develop? Will the Sedins finally play like they did during the regular season? Will Patrick Marleau, after scoring in this game seven, go on a scoring tear? Will San Jose find a way to choke? Will Vancouver find a way to choke? Are the Sharks too rugged for the Canucks? Will Ryan Kesler continue his Conn Smythe ways? Will Joe Thornton be a stud or a dud? How do the Green Men go to the bathroom?
Actually, I wanted to see Detroit beat the Sharks. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because Pavel Datsyuk is fun to watch.