10/20/07 SHARKS 3, nashville 0
Welcome to last year. Sharks struggle to play a full 60 minute game, have trouble scoring even strength goals, can't beat Detroit, and beat up on Nashville. 06/07 all over again.
After a lackluster and scoreless first 20, the Sharks looked pretty decent in the second and third frames, tallying 3 goals (one 5-on-3, one even strength, and one empty netter), and controlling most of the play. Nabby looked solid in net, stopping all 22 shots faced, earning his 35th career shutout. JR scored the difference maker, a PP goal in the second period. The goal, the 498th tally of his career, was scored on a beautiful one time pass from Thornton on the PP.
The Teal now head on the road for the next four games, Monday in Calgary, Friday in Detroit, Saturday in Columbus, and the following Monday in Dallas, before returning home next Friday, November 2nd, to face the Kings. That game in Dallas begins the first of 12 consecutive games against teams from the Pacific Division, their first 12 Pacific Division matchups of the year.
First up on the road comes a visit to the Saddledome and a meeting with Jarome Iginla and the Flames (6:00). New Flame Owen Nolan will be suiting up in his 1000th career NHL contest, and will be skating alongside former Shark Mark Smith and Miikka Kiprusoff.
GO SHARKS (2 more to go JR)
I'm the guy who's keeping the JR sign that you might have seen on the broadcast or at the game last night. I have poor penmanship, and that's precisely why I love my computer.
A sign that, when not looking at the picture taken by a really old camera, says "60 minutes". They played about 40. Not bad for starters.
My sign on the jumbotron, or at least most of it. Yes, my 8 looks like vertical handcuffs, I know.