San Jose Sharks’ John McCarthy (43) tries to get a shot off against Detroit Red Wings’ goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) in the first period at the
San Jose Sharks' John McCarthy (43) tries to get a shot off against Detroit Red Wings' goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) in the first period at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) ( Nhat V. Meyer )