Wednesday, April 23, 2008

4/22/08 WCQF #7 SHARKS 5, calgary 3 (SHARKS WIN SERIES 4-3)

Jeremy Roenick is God. That is all.

The notion of Sharks/Flames Game 7 throws back to '95, the first time these teams met in the post season, when it was #2 vs #7, albeit in the other direction. Interestingly enough, the difference makers last night were two guys who were playing in '95, for different teams.

JR had a pair of goals, a pair of assists, and a pair of ladies waiting for him after the game (probably not that last one because of the whole married and brought his son to the game stuff, but who knows, he's that godly). Joe Pavelski and Devin Setoguchi, JR's linemates, each had a goal as well, and were the force that propelled the Sharks to a 4 goal 2nd Period, a 5-3 win, and a Game 7 triumph that will bring the slightly disliked Dallas Stars (boo) to town on Friday. Joe Thornton had a goal as well, and Evgeni Nabokov was as solid as he needed to be, making 19 saves in the win.

Before turning focus to the Stars (boo), much respect goes out to the Flames. This was a hell of a series, and deserved to be much more than just a first round matchup. Through the first 6 games, each team had won contests by 2-0, 3-2, and 4-3 margins. Jarome Iginla was God (not the real god, cause that's JR, but a slightly lesser god, Go- maybe), Dion Phaneuf was pretty good, and Kipper was Warren Strelow Goaltending Phenom V6.0. Play last night's contest again, and maybe it turns out the same, maybe it doesn't, but that was the great thing about this series, each game could easily go either way. Lucky for Teal fans, it went our way, and Flames fans everywhere can spend the summer dissecting "THE HIT OF THE CENTURY" (Sarich on Marleau in Game 3) over some sexy July blizzard action.

Tomorrow I'll put up my official Western Conference Semi Finals: San Jose Sharks v Dallas Stars Preview Extravaganza Extraordinaire Spiffy Doo-Dah, complete with a lot of words. Even a day after, I'm still celebrating a bit. But that's gotta end, because there's much work to be done. 1 down, 3 to go. Keep it up, men.



Blogger David said...

Excellent work...both you Jess and our Sharks. Game 7 was unreal. So much nervous energy got to be released in the best way possible. Glad to see that I wasn't the only one chatting it up and being friendly with some Flames fans after the game. See you tomorrow night.

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