These would be the two words to describe the Detroit Red Wings, especially in their second round against the San Jose Sharks.
Down three games to none, the Red Wings came out and in Game 4, started to show what their organization is all about. Right now, it's about their best players stepping up at the right time, controlling the puck in all zones, getting timely saves and of course, winning hockey games.
Since Game 4, the Wings' top players have played the way they should play. Players like Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Nicklas Lidstrom, Niklas Kronwall, and Danny Cleary have all raised their games to the highest level and in turn, have now got the whole team going in the right and winning direction.
The Wings are also back to having the puck on their sticks for a majority of the games. Last night in Game 6, the Wings fired 44 shots at Sharks netminder Antti Niemi and never seemed to let go of the puck. The team has players that can do magical things with the puck and they've showed that in the last two games.
The team is also getting solid goaltending from Jimmy Howard. Howard was one of the main reasons the team won Game 5 and last night in Game 6, he made timely saves to give his team an opportunity to win the game and tie the series. That is all that matters when it comes to playoff goaltending, right?
Lastly, and more importantly, the team finds itself with a three game winning streak heading into a crucial Game 7 in San Jose. Should the Wings win Game 7, they will have come back from three games down to win four straight and will have advanced to the Western Conference Finals to take on the Vancouver Canucks. They would be the fourth team to ever pull that off.
The Wings are back in a big way folks so buckle up and prepare yourselves for what should be a thrilling Game 7.
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