Series (Game 2 of 4)

Detroit leads 3-1

Game 1: Monday, October 17th
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Game 2: Saturday, November 26th
Red Wings7Final
Game 3: Tuesday, February 28th
Red Wings1Final
Game 4: Thursday, March 23rd
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Red Wings 7

(17-6-2, 36 pts)

Sharks 6

(8-11-4, 20 pts)

10:30 PM ET, November 26, 2005

SAP Center, San Jose, California

1 2 3 T
DET 1 3 37
SJ 1 2 36

B. Shanahan (Red Wings - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

M. Schneider (Red Wings - D): Goals: 3, Assists: 1

A. McCauley (Sharks - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

Detroit (16-6-2) at San Jose (8-10-4) 10:30 pm EST

Detroit (16-6-2) at San Jose (8-10-4) 10:30 pm EST

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- While the Detroit Red Wings have encountered some tough times of late, the San Jose Sharks have brought their struggles to a whole new level.

The Sharks look to avoid an eighth straight defeat Saturday when they welcome the Red Wings to the HP Pavilion.

San Jose, which has not won since a 1-0 victory at Anaheim on November 4, dropped its seventh straight contest Thursday, 3-2, to the Vancouver Canucks. Patrick Marleau and Marcel Goc tallied for the Sharks, who scored three goals or fewer for the 11th straight game.

Detroit is in first place in the Central Division, but has lost five of its last six games.

The Red Wings' latest defeat came Friday - a 3-1 loss vs. Anaheim. Henrik Zetterberg scored the lone goal for Detroit, which lost goaltender Manny Legace to a sprained knee late in the first period.

If Legace is unable to play Saturday, veteran Chris Osgood likely would start in his place. Osgood, who turns 33 on Saturday, is 13-7-1 with a 2.40 goals-against average in 21 career games against the Sharks.

Detroit posted a 3-2 overtime triumph over San Jose in the only meeting between the teams on October 17 as defenseman Jiri Fischer scored the game-winner with 51 seconds left in the extra session.

Fischer suffered a seizure on the bench in the Red Wings' game against Nashville on Monday. He was released from the hospital on Wednesday.