A visit to LA... it's been far too long. One of hockey's best rivalries hides out west when the Sharks and Kings meet for an intrastate battle. The taste from last season's postseason exit still exists for many in Sharks Territory. Wednesday was the first shot at redemption.
Wolverine is better than Cyclops, just like the Sharks are better than the Kings. http://t.co/0DSjQbRjpz— Megalodon (@MegalodonBOC) October 30, 2013
Lineup stuff was a bit more of a topic Wednesday morning. Disappointing to see all of the names missing, but it did provide Marty a chance to get in to the lineup for the first time this season.
Havlat in tonight. Boyle, Burns and Nieto all still out #SJSharks— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) October 30, 2013
Staples Center is pretty large and puck drop draws near.
In a galaxy far, far away...is where they put the Staples Center press box pic.twitter.com/8ZQcDdpgHN— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) October 31, 2013
Don't jinx us Kurz!
PK an overlooked aspect of #SJSharks early success. They’ve allowed just four PP goals and scored two shorties— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) October 31, 2013
This was just a really nice play, all around.
If you look up "sweet hands' in the dictionary you might see a picture of Joe Pavelski. And what a pass by Wingels! Sharks up 2-1 #SJSharks— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) October 31, 2013
The hockey game pauses for a brief fight.
Well that wasn't very Halloween Evee - Brown and Clifford with a short bout and head to the sin bin for 5 each #SJSharks— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) October 31, 2013
Sharks broadcast shows a quick look back at Alex Stalock's big win in Ottawa.
Back-and-forth doesn't just apply to the teams playing on the ice.
There should be some kind rule of where it's illegal to vacuum when the #SJSharks are on TV.— Matthew Kimel (@MatthewKimel) October 31, 2013
THAT TOOK A LOT OF COURAGE THERE NEMO. #SJSHARKS— Chris Sampang (@chrissampang) October 31, 2013
Meanwhile in Boston...
If you are 12 years old in Boston you've seen 3 Red Sox titles, 3 Pats Super Bowls, 1 Celts title, 1 B's Cup, and Whitey Bulger in cuffs.— Jason Gay (@jasonWSJ) October 31, 2013
Stat sheet has LAK out-hitting #SJSharks 29-10 at this point. Didn't expect it to be THAT one-sided, but SJ definitely being knocked around.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks) October 31, 2013
Kings tie it up, Niemi keeps it tied, Sharks pull ahead.
Tic-tac-toe passing and Couture finishes the job. 3-2 #SJSharks lead with 1:56 left in 2nd.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks) October 31, 2013
One touch pass one touch shot & the Sharks score a beauty on the PP to make it 3-2. Couture with the goal as Marleau and Demers get assists— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) October 31, 2013
That #SJSharks Powerplay.. wow that was awesome.— Matt (@LK3185) October 31, 2013
The dynamic duo of defense, Braun & Vlasic, came into tonight tied for 1st in the NHL in +/- at +11 and both are +2 tonight. #SJSharks— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) October 31, 2013
NICE Kyle McLaren-type play by Demers. #SJSharks— Chris Sampang (@chrissampang) October 31, 2013
If Joe Thornton isn't 6'4" with a long reach & strong on his stick the score is 3-3 b/c Brown had a tap in ….. but he is!!!! #SJSharks— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) October 31, 2013
Back to even strength w/ 13 minutes to play. #SJSharks are 4/4 on the PK and lead 3-2.— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) October 31, 2013
Maybe we jinxed it... Kings goal. Tie game.
Kings have scored a PP goal in 5 of 6 games and the Sharks give up a PP goal 4 the 1st time since the home game vs Calgary - now it's 3-3— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) October 31, 2013
Unless something crazy happens, first time all season the #SJSharks will have been shorthanded (5 times) more than on the PP (3 times).— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) October 31, 2013
No, it goes the other way. Sharks called for a sixth minor penalty and...
LA & SJ were basically separated by 1 goal in the best of 7 series last year & they carried that competitiveness & parity to this great game— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) October 31, 2013
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