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Tuesday night: Playoff points to watch

No. 2 San Jose Sharks at No. 3 Detroit Red Wings, Game 6, 8 p.m. ET

  • The Red Wings forced a Game 6 after trailing 3-0 in a series for the first time since the 1945 Stanley Cup finals, when they lost in Game 7 to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

  • This was the third time in franchise history the Sharks led a series 3-0.

  • The Sharks are 7-0 when leading a series 3-1, and they are 5-2-0 in their last seven games in Detroit.

  • Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk is on a six-game point streak and has at least one point in eight of his nine postseason games this year.

  • San Jose's Patrick Marleau has no points in this series.

  • Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard is 4-1 in his career when facing elimination. His only loss was to the Sharks in the 2010 conference semifinals.