Series breakdown: Sharks (2) vs. Red Wings (3)
For starters, Pavel Datsyuk is back at the top of his game for the Wings. The wondrous Russian center might be the toughest player in the league to check because he never skates in a straight line. For another, Henrik Zetterberg said he's ready to go again after missing the first round with a knee injury. The Wings haven't played since April 20, so rust would normally be a concern. But with so many older players, the time off will likely do them a world of good.
If San Jose had trouble keeping the short-handed Kings off the scoreboard in the first round, how will they do against the high-octane Winged Wheel?