Here's the regular season statistical breakdown between San Jose and Detroit: (click to enlarge)
As you can see San Jose had the edge over Detroit in the regular season, with Antti Niemi shutting the mighty Wings down. And the Sharks dusted off an injured Wings team in 5 games last year.
Flip a coin on this one. I think at some point this playoffs Detroit will bow out. For whatever reason I just think this will not be their year. Will it be against San Jose, who have long been overdue for a long playoff run? Very possibly.
Detroit's power play may be their secret weapon. That and their speed could expose San Jose's slower D.
My gut is telling me San Jose. My brain is telling me a rested Detroit. Go with the gut - San Jose to win.