Tuesday, April 08, 2008

4/6/08 DALLAS 4, sharks 2

Quick post on this one because I had work, so I missed the game (yeah, I'm a bad Sharks fan, I know).

Was nice to see the Sharks take part in some rough stuff, since they could afford to in the standings. By sticking up for each other, and even the likes of Joe Thornton and Milan Michalek dropping the gloves and scrapping a bit, the Sharks impressed me, because they showed they could handle that kind of game, something they'll need to be able to do in the playoffs. It also showed that it isn't below them to have fun once and a while.

Patrick Marleau and Jonathan Cheechoo had goals, Nabby pitched a scoreless period of play, and Boucher had an ok last 40, giving up 4 goals on 15 tough shots and chances. Again, in a meaningless game, the most important stat is that zero people got hurt.

The regular season is over, the practice is complete, now comes the big time. The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Minnesota Wild, creating a Sharks first round matchup with the Calgary Flames (now old news). Game 1 kicks off Wednesday night in San Jose, look for a preview before then.

GO SHARKS (Mission 16W, ready go)


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