What A Game!
Last night's game has to be one of the greatest in the 20 years of San Jose Sharks history! My voice is still hoarse from the yelling. In case you missed it, San Jose found themselves down 3-0 at the end of the first period, and down 4-0 not 5 minutes into the second. It looked bad. They looked bad. Looked like they didn't know what to do and didn't have a plan. Long time fans are all too familiar with this team, the team that on paper look like Stanley Cup competitors, who had a great regular season run only to fall flat on their faces once the games really matter.
But then Patrick Marleau scores. It's not much, and I'll admit that my cheer was half-hearted, but it was the start. The second period would see the Sharks put in four more for a Sharks play-off period scoring record of 5. And the Kings put in one more for a tied game after 2. Tied? By the time the first period was over I was afraid of what the final score would be. 7-0? 8-0? Forget about tying it up.
The third period was like a completely different game. Hardly any shots for either team, and no goals took us to overtime. We'd already took game 1 in overtime, did we really have anything left to cap off a win after a huge comeback? Patrick Marleau and Devin Setoguchi had what it took. A quick pass an even quicker shot and we found ourselves up 2-1 in this play-off series with game 4 on Thursday. Hopefully game 4 won't be this dramatic.
Here's the goal that got it all started:
And the game winning goal:
Beat LA! Go Sharks!