Wednesday, April 16, 2008

2008 Playoffs: Round 1, Day 7
Shark attack

Last night, however, it was the Sharks that turned the tables on the Flames and engineered an important, impressive comeback victory. On a night when they didn't have the lead until the final 10 seconds of play, San Jose received a goal from Joe Thornton with time running out in regulation to register a stirring 3-2 come-from-behind win over the Flames, tying their best-of-seven Western Conference quarter-final playoff series at two games apiece.
Well, that was all rather hard to believe.

San Jose, the consensus favourite in this year's postseason, was five minutes from going down 3-1 in the series, but two quick goals later, and now they're the favourites in this one again, a three-game series with two at the Shark Tank.

Calgary set a franchise record with just 10 shots in this one. Which means Evgeni Nabokov made eight saves in the win.

The Sharks look much better with Christian Ehrhoff back on the blue line and Kyle McLaren playing under 10 minutes.

Cousin B.J.'s verdict? "San Jose owned the puck."

Matt Fenwick has more.

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At 2:09 a.m., April 16, 2008, Anonymous Cousin BJ said...

The opinion expressed in the last line of James' post was taken completely out of context and is not necessarily an accurate reflection on Cousin BJ's actual beliefs on the game. In no way do the San Jose Sharks "own" the puck. The puck is the exclusive product of the National Hockey League.

Furthermore, I am in no way affiliated with the San Jose Sharks, nor do I have any relation, past or present, with any current, past, or prospective member of the San Jose Sharks organization, and if the views expressed on this site convey this message, it is purely by coincidence.

At 11:47 a.m., April 16, 2008, Blogger sager said...

Man, that was a category-5 stomach punch loss for the Flames.... suffice to say, who knew 10,000 people could leave the arena in 9.4 seconds?

The Cheechoo goal almost came from nowhere too, other than Setoguchi making a great play to cut off a clearing attempt and keep the puck deep.

At 1:56 p.m., April 16, 2008, Anonymous Keith said...

The Flames played a very stupid hockey game after the first 20 minutes. They only got two shots in the first period, but easily had more scoring chances. Too many missed nets, and a few blocks.

The second was mostly reversed, with the Sharks actually putting pucks on goal. The third was even until the last five minutes. Some good Sharks pressure, and some very poor decision making by the Flames did them in.


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