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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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 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 241 216 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 220 205 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 261 260 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 219 227 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 228 232 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 198 283 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 170 272 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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