— Only three teams have come back from an 0-3 deficit to win in the playoffs – the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs (vs. Detroit in the finals), the 1975 New York Islanders (vs. Pittsburgh in the quarterfinals) and the 2010 Philadelphia Flyers (vs. Boston in the conference semifinals).
— The Wings are just 8-18 in overtime in the playoffs since 2000 and have lost 3 straight, all to Sharks.
Their last win in OT came in 2009 against Chicago on a goal by Darren Helm.
San Jose has won five straight in overtime this year in playoffs.
“Once you start winning a few games in overtime you start believing in yourself,” Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg said. “We’ve been there too. We just need to get the momentum on our side and a game.”
The 1993 Montreal Canadiens hold the record for most overtime wins in a postseason, 10.
— The last time the Wings were swept in the playoffs was in the 2002-03 season when the Babcock led the Anaheim Mighty Ducks by Detroit in the quarterfinals.
— San Jose goalie Antti Niemi is 5-0-0 lifetime at Joe Louis Arena.