Um...guys, the Red Wings were outshooting the Sharks 9-1 before the penalties starting raining down. I have no doubt in my mind that if Detroit had kept the pace before that first penalty, that we would have buried McClellan's little minnows. But it just wasn't to be. The Wings continued to battle back, but late goals in both the first period and the second period made it difficult to carry any momentum from period to period.
This game certainly wasn't Howard's fault, who stopped 39 of 43 shots. The team didn't necessarily play all that bad...if that shot hadn't hit Ryan Clowe's pad, and if Dirty Bert had lifted Setoguchi's stick instead of trying to kill him (we know he couldn't resist)...who knows what would have happened.
All we can do is move on and get ready for tomorrow's game against the Stars.