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

Thursday, 05.02.2013 / 12:04 PM
By Drew Remenda - Sharks TV, Color Commentator / Great White Bites
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Drew\'s Thought of the Day - 5\/2\/2013

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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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 76 47 22 7 222 213 101
2 NSH 75 46 21 8 214 180 100
3 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
4 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
5 MIN 75 43 25 7 215 185 93
6 VAN 74 43 27 4 212 199 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
9 CGY 75 40 28 7 219 199 87
10 DAL 75 36 29 10 232 240 82
11 SJS 74 36 30 8 207 210 80
12 COL 74 34 28 12 200 206 80
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 75 23 44 8 158 249 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 74 35 31 10 66
J. Thornton 70 14 48 -4 62
L. Couture 74 24 36 -3 60
B. Burns 74 16 38 -5 54
P. Marleau 74 17 35 -16 52
T. Wingels 67 15 19 -6 34
T. Hertl 74 12 17 -1 29
M. Nieto 64 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 69 9 14 13 23
M. Karlsson 45 13 9 -2 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
A. Stalock 6 7 1 .903 2.65
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