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Twitter Tales: #HockeyFightsCancer

Monday, 10.14.2013 / 7:52 PM / News
By Patrick Hooper  - Digital Content Developer
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Twitter Tales: #HockeyFightsCancer
The San Jose Sharks vs the Ottawa Senators on Hockey Fights Cancer night as told by twitter.

It was a rare meeting between the Sharks and Senators on Saturday night as the two squads only meeting in San Jose this season. Thanks to realignment, Sharks fans will get to see every NHL team come to the SAP Center this year and there was definite hope that Ottawa coming to town would result like the most recent Eastern Conference visit by the New York Rangers.

Ottawa also meant a few familiar faces were in town. Logan Couture spent his junior hockey days playing for the Ottawa 67's.

The biggest lineup news of the morning might have been that the Senators opted for their #2 netminder.

It was also a unique game because of some special guests hosted for the night. Attention turned to an even bigger battle than what would take place at 7PM. It was time to drop the gloves and join in as #HockeyFightsCancer. The guests were treated to a pre-game tour, enjoyed the game from a suite and met with the players after the game.

Cancer patients and survivors, as well as doctors and staff were on hand from El Camino Hospital and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) October 13, 2013

First Period

In order to make it a perfect night for #HockeyFightsCancer, the Sharks needed to come out on top, a task that was not easily achieved.

So the game begins... and this quickly happens.

The Sens would go on to score two goals later in the period, but to no lack of effort from Antti Niemi who put forth a solid night.

This game was turning in to a challenge that the Sharks had not seen since opening night.

Second Period

Hope was dim until...

Marleau happened

Momentum began to swing the other way...

priorities were challenged...

...and wild accusations were made.

Third Period

The Third period skated by in a tie for the first half. Then Burnzie tested out his slap shot velocity from about two feet out.

So the Sharks were back in the lead and a bit of optimism peaked through the rafters. While those on the outside acknowledged the situation.

Final

It was perhaps the Sharks best challenge of the young season and one both players and media continued to recognize postgame.

But in the end, the important battle is one that has not been won or lost yet. It will continue to wage on and those that played and cheered for both the Sharks and Senators will be there to assist as #HockeyFightsCancer.

Jason Demers rocking the pink suit in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 63 41 15 7 191 151 89
2 ANA 63 39 17 7 186 176 85
3 STL 62 40 18 4 192 153 84
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 62 33 22 7 176 161 73
8 LAK 61 29 20 12 164 157 70
9 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
10 SJS 63 30 25 8 175 181 68
11 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
12 DAL 62 27 25 10 195 207 64
13 ARI 63 20 36 7 138 214 47
14 EDM 63 18 35 10 143 208 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 63 31 26 12 57
L. Couture 63 21 32 0 53
J. Thornton 59 12 40 -2 52
B. Burns 63 16 30 -4 46
P. Marleau 63 14 31 -16 45
T. Wingels 56 13 15 -5 28
T. Hertl 63 10 14 -3 24
J. Braun 52 1 19 2 20
M. Vlasic 58 7 11 10 18
M. Nieto 53 4 13 -10 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 24 17 7 .912 2.62
A. Stalock 5 7 1 .899 2.85
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