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Elimination Day, April 21, 2012

This is going to be long.  It is, after all, the end of the Sharks’ 2012 playoff run. 

Hands shaking. Why? I’m not even watching the game live.  This has all happened before, it has literally happened already, I am watching on delay because I am that paranoid.  Still with the hands shaking.

Before the game, Boyle said that no one outside the room believed they could do it.  That was a dagger. 

Why is a win so important to me?  I won’t lose pay if the Sharks don’t come back to play another day.  Hell, I might get more paid work done if this is over.

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Experienced?

The Sharks used two sheets of ice today, skated for well over an hour.  Mitchell practiced on the third line without sharing the spot with Handzus.  Evidently he suffered no ill effects from yesterday’s practice.  Clowe was still out, which is alarming despite the assurances that he will be fine for Game 1.  When teams start using playoff-speak, I need to see with my own eyes to believe.

That Brian Elliott was injured in practice has most people thinking Halak will start for the Blues.  Since they traded Bishop away, they don’t have an experienced NHL backup.  I don’t think it matters a lot unless Elliott’s injury is a lot more severe than anyone thinks.

I keep hearing predictions that say the Sharks have more recent playoff experience than the Blues, but the Blues will win the series anyway.  Pshaw.  If the Sharks can beat the Blues even once,  why not four times?  I want to look at the other, more verifiable claim: that the Sharks have more playoff experience than the Blues have and this matters.  I know it matters, I believe the Sharks have more experience, but sometimes I like to make lists anyway.

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