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from Reed Albergotti of the Wall Street Journal,
The hockey headlines this time of year are supposed to be dominated by the sport’s biggest names—blazing fast superstars like Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin, or somebody who has a nickname that includes the word “rocket.”
But the guy everyone is talking about during this NHL postseason is an obscure center who insists he’s still learning how to skate. “In a flat-out race from one end of the ice to another, I’m not going to win too many of those,” says Joe Pavelski, the center for the San Jose Sharks. As a skater, he says, “I’m not where I need to be yet.”
thanks to a KK member for the pointer
from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,
San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski’s nifty scoring touch has helped him score nine goals in eight playoff games this season and yet his college coach doesn’t believe his hands are Pavelski’s greatest asset.
“It’s the ability he has between his ears,” Wisconsin coach Mike Eaves said. “He’s not the biggest, not the strongest, but he has the ability to think and anticipate, and know what he’s going to do before he gets to his puck.”
Now in his fourth NHL season, Pavelski has been the talk of the playoffs because of his Sidney Crosby-like offensive pace.
added 11:47pm, from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
Accordingly, Tuesday’s third game is shaping up as the Battle Of the Sharks’ Joes (Big and Little) at the Joe – Detroit’s venerable Joe Louis Arena – and may the best Joe(s) win.
Thus far in the playoffs, Pavelski has been something of a revelation for the Sharks, who are on a five-game postseason win streak. In the opening round, Pavelski scored the last-minute tying goal in Game 2 against the Colorado Avalanche, the overtime winner in Game 4 and the series clincher in Game 6.
Joe Pavelski scored the OT goal for the Sharks last night, which evens the series with Colorado at 2.
Watch Sharks TV broadcaster Randy Hahn with the call, then watch the same play below with Avalanche play by play man Mike Haynes making the call.
via David Pollak of Working the Corners,
Coach Todd McLellan said this morning that Joe Pavelski has undergone a minor procedure for a lower body injury and is expected to be out a couple weeks.
The injury occurred at 2:30 of the first period when Pavelski blocked a power play shot from the blue line by Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf, but the Sharks forward did not leave the game, skating 28 shifts for a total of 19:21 in ice time.
from Craig Custance of the Sporting News,
Q: What’s your reaction to the organization’s decision to look for a new captain?
A: If Patty loses his ‘C’, obviously, he’s going to feel it more than anyone. He’s going to be asked more questions about it. [The playoff exit] wasn’t just his fault. I blame myself just as much as anything for something like that. In the game you need a supporting staff. I’m just as responsible for it as he is. We didn’t get the job done this year. I assume there’s going to be change when that happens. This is a new step. The team is going to have to roll with it. There are no captains right now. Someone will be named the captain, but it’s going to be collective. Everybody needs to step up.