It was Hockey Night in San Jose as the Flames were welcomed to town as a new Pacific Division rival. The Sharks looked to keep their hot streak alive, having yet to lose a game in regulation this season.
Morning news from Sharks camp on rosters and lineup implications.
Dan Boyle not here this morning for anyone who thought he might make a miraculous recovery— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) October 19, 2013
Niemi to start in goal for #sjsharks. McLellan said Stalock will play at some point, but that Niemi is comfortable right now, not fatigued— Curtis Pashelka (@CurtisPashelka) October 19, 2013
Of course everyone on the outside was curious about an update on the strength of the bromance between TJ Galiardi and his buddies in teal since the former Sharks forward moved on in the summer.
As Galiardi comes off the ice after AM skate and shakes hands with some local media, Giordano cracks "is there going to be a video tribute?"— Curtis Pashelka (@CurtisPashelka) October 19, 2013
TJ Galiardi on Doug Wilson: "He worked with the Flames to get me there, and I’ll always be grateful for that.” #SJSharks— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) October 19, 2013
Drew Remenda still doesn't have twitter. Brodie Brazil continues to proxy.
"I will not call him Sid the Kid. Crosby is 26 years old. 26!" #remendatweets— Brodie Brazil (@brodiebrazilCSN) October 19, 2013
Burnzie's beard is still awesome, but guess what it's leaving soon. Don't worry, it's for a good cause and smart money says it will be back.
Ray Ratto tries to pick a fight with another member of the Sharks broadcasting crew just before puck drop.
@RattoCSN you hit Rusanowsky and I'll shove every faded dirty green sweater down your throat after dipping them in tar. Hold the feathers— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) October 20, 2013
Another fast start.
Who does Burns think he is, Hertl? #SJSharks— Jared Barnes (@TerrapinPrime) October 20, 2013
@SanJoseSharks you guys are ok at hockey— Colin Boyd (@Boydy24) October 20, 2013
Calgarian(?) media is not too optimistic.
#Flames about to face the Sharks here in San Jose. I'm guessing Sharks send 16 shots on goal in 1st period.— Randy Sportak (@SUNRandySportak) October 20, 2013
#SJSharks are 4-0-1 this season when scoring first.— Curtis Pashelka (@CurtisPashelka) October 20, 2013
And the tribute to TJ did happen. #SharksTerritory has some fond memories of Teej.
Nice ovation from the Sharks fans when Flames TJ Galiardi is shown on the big screen. Nice touch to show his particulars while with the club— Randy Sportak (@SUNRandySportak) October 20, 2013
Flames goalie Karri Ramo had some spectacular saves in the first to keep his squad close, although some have different theories.
Kiprusoff who? Karri Ramo stopped Pavelski on breakaway, Burns on penalty shot and Marleau from the slot. Score stays 1-0 Sharks.#SJSharks— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) October 20, 2013
The guy with the famous and now fated beard had a pretty good first period.
Burns having a monster period. Rings one off the post. Who ever made that guy a defenseman? #SJSharks— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) October 20, 2013
@KKurzCSN He's the best. Fact that he could/should have had 4 goals is that much more impressive given he did it in Matt Pelech ice time.— Fear The Fin (@fearthefin) October 20, 2013
Which warranted an interview tease from Brodie that turned in to this spectacular tweet.
Just before the end of the period, Hannan lets go of a shot that at first appeared to be tipped in for Burns' second goal, but was eventually credited back to Hanner.
Some rookie for the Flames scores to shrink the Sharks lead. It didn't sit well with Marleau and Pavelski, so they correct things.
Pavelski decides it's easier to score on a tip than a breakaway. Meanwhile Marleau has points in every game. #SJSharks— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) October 20, 2013
Fortunate events have a tendency to influence Drew's relationship with the officials.
"Yes, I am complementing the officials." - Drew Remenda #SJSharks— Garrett Talbert (@SJSharkFinatic) October 20, 2013
And Pavelski returns the favor to Marleau to put the Sharks up 4-1 in the second.
Marleau has goals in 5 straight and 7 of 8. WOW and what a pass by Pavelski Sharks lead 4-1. #SJSharks— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) October 20, 2013
Man, I gotta tune in when the Sharks face the Blackhawks. That would be great hockey.— Randy Sportak (@SUNRandySportak) October 20, 2013
But no matter where each teams is playing, it's always Sharks vs LA.
Mike Smith has more goals than Anze Kopitar.— SJ (@stace_ofbase) October 20, 2013
A threatening start to the period makes things much to close for comfort after the Flames draw back within one score of the Sharks.
Sharks Patrick Marleau has points in every game this season. So does Sidney Crosby. Jiri Hudler needs to get on scoresheet to keep his run— Randy Sportak (@SUNRandySportak) October 20, 2013
Hudler beats Niemi for a Flames score. #SJSharks lead 4-3 in the 3rd.— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) October 20, 2013
But thankfully #Clutchure and #TheBigPavelski happened.
@fearthefin on the third line.— Nate Faraci (@HertlPower1223) October 20, 2013
Sharks' third-line center is going to be Team USA's first. Don't know if that's great for the Sharks or bad for America, but I'll take it.— Fear The Fin (@fearthefin) October 20, 2013
Marleau misses the empty net.
Patrick Marleau chooses to only score when there is a goalie. #SJSharks— Brian Tenerowicz (@BrianTenerowicz) October 20, 2013
Couture does not.
@SanJoseSharks CONGRATZ SJ SHARKS!!!! BOMBDOTCOM!!!— D.Aguirre (@49erQwnDez28) October 20, 2013
A nice victory to keep things rolling as the Sharks hit the road for a while. One thing is certain, there's no place like home.
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