DETROIT - The San Jose Sharks haven’t won anything yet.
And they’re not counting out the Detroit Red Wings.
The Sharks were pleased to arrive with a 2-0 lead Monday in Detroit, but they know there is plenty of work still to do, starting with Game 3 Wednesday.
“There’s a long way to go and these guys are a really skilled hockey team,” said Sharks defenceman Ian White, who scored the opening goal in Sunday’s
2-1 victory in Game 2 at the HP Pavilion.
“It’s not like we’re walking away with them or anything. They’re really close games. Anything can happen here. We’ll enjoy this one, reset everything, then start from scratch (in Game 3).” A key has been Antti Niemi. The Sharks goalie has stopped 56 of 58 shots in this series.
“That doesn’t surprise me or anyone in our organization. We’ve come to expect that from him,” Sharks coach Todd McLellan said. “Maybe because of his numbers in the first series, people outside our locker room got panicky about this guy. He’s a solid goaltender who plays extremely well.”