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from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Well, that was a fun game to watch. Talk about entertaining. The San Jose Sharks rallied from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 (including an empty-netter) Thursday night in a battle of Cup contenders. It avenged a 5-1 loss in Pittsburgh earlier this season.
What struck me the most was how physical the Sharks were against the Penguins, Brent Burns and Raffi Torres in particular.
The win pushed the Sharks seven points above the hard-charging Kings, winners of six straight, with the California clubs seemingly destined to play each other in the first round of the playoffs.
Home ice is no small thing between those two, with the home team winning all seven games in their terrific second-round playoff series last spring. Mind you, the Sharks haven't given up trying to catch first-place Anaheim, either, with just five points separating them from the Ducks and to games remaining between the teams.
read on for notes from Burnside on the Canucks, Custance on the Avalanche and Strang on Caps/Bruins...
The Olympic Break is over. The NHL is back. So why not kick off the rush for the playoffs with a contest.
You are interested in the chance at winning things correct?
Especially when it is a great hockey prize?
via the Situation Room Blog,
At 8:49 of the third period in the Sharks/Flyers game, video review was inconclusive in determining whether Logan Couture's shot completely crossed the goal line. Therefore the referee's call on the ice stands - no goal San Jose.
You decide and although the goal really did not matter for the Sharks, they won 7-3, it would have been a hat trick for Couture.
Watcht the play below...
from Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal,
The goaltender, who is still wearing the mask he wore with the Los Angeles Kings, the one with two passages from Shakespeare, put on a jaw-dropping performance in the Edmonton Oilers’ 3-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks.
He turned away 59 pucks on Wednesday, surpassing the previous team record of 56 saves and he secured the NHL record for most saves in a regulation shutout in the expansion era.
“That was amazing,” said Taylor Hall, who left the game with a goal and two assists. “It wasn’t 59 from the wall, it was Grade A chances, chances that we don’t want to give up at all.”
read on and watch some of his incredible saves below...
added 1:05pm, San Jose press release below...
The play was clearly offside...
more from Luke Fox of Sportsnet...
Although the San Jose Sharks did win the game 5-4.
CSN Bay Area mic'd up Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski during a recent San Jose game...
Big time punches being thrown here.
Late in the 3rd period, Detroit down 4-1 to San Jose...
18:07 San Jose Scott Hannan: 2 minutes, instigator
18:07 San Jose Scott Hannan: 5 minutes, fighting
18:07 Detroit Daniel Cleary: 2 minutes, roughing
18:07 Detroit Daniel Cleary: 5 minutes, fighting
18:07 San Jose Scott Hannan: 10 minutes, game misconduct
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