Wings-Sharks: Notable absences, getting defensive and Twitter

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Twitter world lost one of the better NHL players on Saturday when Sharks winger Devin Setoguchi decided to pull the plug on his account.

"I was just kind of fed up with it," Setoguchi said Saturday after practice. "Obviously, I like the fans and loved the support I was getting. But it's that time of year where you need to focus ... so I decided to go off."

Setoguchi insisted it wasn't because of any nasty tweets he might been getting.

"I like to interact with the fans, but it's that time of year where I'd just rather focus on what I need to do," he said. "It was a personal thing, it wasn't anything that anybody said that changed my mind."

Notable absences

Star center Pavel Datsyuk and winger Johan Franzen were notable absentees from Detroit's practice in San Jose on Saturday. But coach Mike Babcock said both simply took maintenance days and were expected to play Sunday.

Puck pressure

Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom believes his team has improved in getting more puck pressure on the Sharks.

"We've been getting more shots and we've been getting rebounds too," he said Saturday. "We've been trying to shoot the puck more. Getting more seconds chances on them has been something we've talked about earlier when this series started. We hadn't been able to do it much during the first couple games, but I think we've been doing a much better job the last two games.

"Sometimes they're doing a good job of blocking us out and blocking shots and pushing us to the outside. That's why we have to find a way to get it through."

Getting defensive

Babcock said Saturday that his team must tighten up defensively against the potent Sharks offense.

"They're a team that doesn't appear to need as many chances as we do to score," he said. "That's what teams who score do. I think they've got seven 20-goal scorers. So the puck seems to find a way to go in. In saying that, for us we gave them the first goal. In my opinion, we gave them the second goal. And then the third goal, how does Dany Heatley end up alone in front of the net by himself. Those are freebies. We can't be doing that. We just got to clean up our own zone and be poised in there and patient."

Friday buzz

The Wings were still buzzing over how loud Joe Louis Arena got Friday night in the final five minutes of the game.

"I said to Kronner after the game that it was probably the loudest I had ever heard it, or at least as loud as it was when we were in the finals," said Wings blueliner Brad Stuart. "They were pretty amped up for us to get a win."