DETROIT -- After a poor showing like the one against Columbus, Sharks coach Todd McLellan is usually inclined to tinker with who's playing as well as where. He acknowledged considering a couple changes -- one on the blue line, one up front -- but didn't go into specifics.
That said, when San Jose plays Detroit on Thursday, don't be shocked to see Matt Tennyson in for Jason Demers and Scott Gomez back on the fourth line after being scratched against the Blue Jackets.
That fourth line with Gomez centering Andrew Desjardins and Adam Burish appeared to be gaining some traction during San Jose's 6-0-1 homestand, so it was something of a surprise to see Gomez out of the lineup Tuesday night during a 4-0 loss to the Blue Jackets.
"They told me they wanted a more physical lineup against Columbus," Gomez said Thursday morning.
Was that frustrating?
"You should be frustrated, definitely," he said. "But it's not the time to be selfish. We've still got to get in the playoffs, you still have to be a good teammate. If you want to tear the room apart, you can't do stuff like that. Those are lessons you learn.
"I thought we had a pretty good thing going," the veteran said. "I'm not going to say I was happy with it but you move on and go on. It's over with."