NHL Playoffs 2011: 5 Reasons the San Jose Sharks Win Game 3

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NHL Playoffs 2011: 5 Reasons the San Jose Sharks Win Game 3
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The Detroit Red Wings find themselves in a similar situation heading into Game 3 of the Western Conference semi finals at Joe Louis Arena.

After all it was just a year ago that a beat up Red Wing squad left San Jose down 0-2, before bowing out in just five games.

It was supposed to be a different story this year, having dispatched the Phoenix Coyotes in just four games the Red Wings were supposed to be rested and revenge minded.

Instead the Red Wings are experiencing an extreme case of déjà vu, heading back to Hockeytown for Game 3 looking to avoid the same fate as a year ago.

Red Wing head coach Mike Babcock and his players know that it's going to be a difficult uphill battle to pull off the comeback in the Western Conference semifinals. With the Red Wings vowing to find a way to overcome their slow start in the best-of-seven matchup the Sharks know first-hand why they can't take anything for granted when the series resumes in Detroit.

While Detroit certainly has the skill, determination and leadership to win Game 3, I believe they will fall.

Here are the top five reasons why

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