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Jamie's Thought of the Day - 10/29/2013

Tuesday, 10.29.2013 / 9:00 AM
By Jamie Baker - Sharks Broadcaster / Great White Bites
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Jamie\'s Thought of the Day - 10\/29\/2013
Here is a quick review of the Sharks 4-game road trip back east against some pretty good teams in Detroit, Boston, Montreal and Ottawa.  

I think it's important to note that all 4 of those teams made the playoffs last year:
Boston - went to the Cup Finals losing to Chicago in 6 games Detroit - Lost in the 2nd round to eventual Cup Champs Chicago in 7 games Ottawa - Lost to Pittsburgh in the 2nd round Montreal - Lost to Ottawa in the 1st round

Record: 3-1-0
Goals For: 8
Goals Against: 4
Players injured, not playing:  Boyle, Burns, Torres, Burrish, Havlat

Discipline and patience - those are two of the characteristics the Sharks showed in a defensive gem as the Sharks shut out the Red Wings at Joe Louis and won the game in the shootout.

Spectacular - the save Neimi made on Bertuzzi to secure the win.

Stifling - The Sharks did that to the Bruins out-shooting them 39-17 only to get a taste of their own 'stifling' medicine by Tukka Rask who stole the game for the hometown Bruins.

Buzzer beater - we see it in basketball all the time but not very often in hockey.  Unfortunately for the Sharks, who were the last team in the NHL without a regulation loss, the Bruins scored with 0.8 seconds left to win the game 2-1.

Suffocating - that's what the Sharks did to Montreal's offense as the visiting Sharks shut out the Habs 2-0 on Hockey Night In Canada.

Chien chaud - the hot dogs in Montreal are terrific.  If I've said it once I've said it a million times, it's all about the bun and they toast the buns there.

Gumption - what the Sharks showed as they played about 20 hours after an emotional win in Montreal to defeat the Senators 5-2.

Perseverance - Alex Stalock getting his 1st NHL start at the age of 26 after overcoming a career threatening injury.   

Jamie Baker
@Bakes_Jamie13

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Thornton 32 8 20 3 28
J. Pavelski 32 15 12 4 27
L. Couture 32 12 15 4 27
P. Marleau 32 7 20 -2 27
B. Burns 32 9 15 -3 24
T. Wingels 32 9 13 1 22
T. Hertl 32 7 7 -2 14
J. Braun 32 1 11 8 12
M. Nieto 26 3 6 0 9
J. Sheppard 26 3 6 -1 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 4 3 1 .926 2.12
A. Niemi 12 7 3 .919 2.42
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