Chris Osgood turned around the performance that got him yanked last week as Detroit's starting goalie, this time making 27 saves in a perfect performance against the Kings. "They have a pretty good team on paper," Osgood diplomatically said of Los Angeles, but the NHL's worst team couldn't avoid a 3-0 loss, reports the Detroit Free Press. Meanwhile, in San Jose:
The Sharks fended off Chicago to snap their longest winless streak so far this season at four. The 3-2 game also broke the Blackhawks' current streak of four wins, and put a dent in Chicago goalie Patrick Lalime's .962 recent save percentage. Sharks coach Ron Wilson had promised that his team wouldn't be shaking things up, and this time it worked.