Drew's Thought of the Day - 5/2/2013

Thursday, 05.2.2013 / 9:04 AM PT
By Drew Remenda - Sharks TV, Color Commentator / Great White Bites
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Game one was an outstanding display of playoff hockey. The Sharks started out very well playing a strong road first period.

The Canucks responded with a great, very physical second period. They tried to run the Sharks out of the game.

The Sharks bent but certainly won the test of will in the third period.

As we concluded last nights broadcast I remarked to the Great Randy Hahn that in Shark wins we end up talking about many if not all of the team for making an impact on the game.

Game One was no different. I was impressed with the collective effort. However talking to some of the other media and respected hockey folk after the game here is a sampling of some positive comments.

All anonymous because at the time they didn't know I would quote them in the world famous Great White Bite.

"You know who I really liked? Wingels, does he always play like that?"

"Boy, Desjardins got the chance to play, he really took the opportunity. He had to play and was really good."

"Brad Stuart just knows how to play in the playoffs."

"When's the last time the Sharks had a player like Raffi Torres?" He was on a mission."

"Logan Couture is...so smart"
                               ...so talented"
                               ...so good"
                               ...helluva hockey player"

Note: There were quite a few pro Logan comments.

"Joe's (Thornton) line got the game back for you guys."

Note: He was right. Joe, TJ and Brent Burns played some good old fashioned straight ahead hockey.

It's always enlightening listening to other people offer their opinions on a game we just watched.

We all see the game differently.

However after the game last night it was hard to decide if there were more BIG Shark performances or more opinions about them.

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PACIFIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
2 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
3 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
4 ARI 54 25 23 6 143 164 56
5 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
6 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
7 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 53 25 27 17 52
J. Thornton 53 12 35 16 47
B. Burns 53 18 28 -13 46
P. Marleau 53 17 18 -17 35
J. Ward 51 15 17 -11 32
M. Vlasic 50 7 23 8 30
T. Hertl 52 10 16 4 26
J. Donskoi 48 9 16 2 25
J. Braun 51 1 17 8 18
L. Couture 23 5 12 4 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Jones 25 15 3 .915 2.38
A. Stalock 3 5 2 .884 2.94
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