Friday morning tidbits

Another great game between the San Jose Sharks and the Detroit Red Wings last night, and the Sharks win 3-2 to take Game 7 and move on to the Western Conference Final against Vancouver.

ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun has the game story here.

Was it the best series ever? Best one I can remember watching, and I’ve been watching for a long time. It definitely was the closest, with six of the games being decided by one goal and the one that wasn’t was a two-goal game due to a late empty net tally.

Mike Modano was a healthy scratch Thursday night, and it could mark the end of his NHL career.

The Conference Finals start Saturday.

The schedule is here.

Scott Burnside previews the Shark-Canucks .

Burnside looks at the Bruins-Lightning here.