10/5 SHARKS 5, st. louis 4 OT
First of all, happy new Sharks season everyone. Second of all, happy full moon. Tonight's game was exciting, boring, fun, horrible, scary, odd, frustrating, and overall successful. The attributes of a full season of hockey fully covered in just 63 minutes. A deficit (0-1), a tie (1-1), a deficit again (1-2), a tie (2-2), a lead (3-2), a ref gets a puck in the face, a tie (3-3), a broken glass support, a lead (4?-3), wait, no goal, still a tie (3-3), a hole in the boards!?, a real goal and lead this time (4-3), an extra attacker goal with 5 seconds left (4-4), and a Curtis Brown OT rebound to send the fans home happy.
CuBro said during his post game interview tonight when asked if the Sharks can be successful all year, that the season would be full of ups and downs, and hopefully more ups. Tonight's game seemed to chronicle that theory perfectly.
Tonight, the Sharks introduced their new goal song, "Holiday" by Green Day. Not the best goal song (RRP2 we miss you), but also not the worst. Give it a few games, it'll grow on the the Finheads. Tonight gave the Sharks their fourth ever opening night victory, and easily the most exciting opening night game in their 15 opening nights.
Saturday brings the New York Islandahs to town. The Isle come to town after a loss tonight in Phoenix to the Coyotes, look for them to be angry. However, the Sharks no longer have jitters, and were able to succeed on what has historically been their worst game night ever.
Record: 1-0-0 2pts 5 GF 4 GA 1st Pacific
Next game: Saturday October 7th, 2006 7:30 pm PDT NYI @ SJ
Listen for me and my recovering raspy voice on the radio tomorrow at 6:15 on KFOG.