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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.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 34 23 9 2 106 67 48
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 WPG 34 17 10 7 83 80 41
7 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 32 14 13 5 95 109 33
12 COL 33 12 13 8 85 101 32
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 34 7 20 7 74 116 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Couture 34 13 16 4 29
J. Thornton 34 8 21 2 29
J. Pavelski 34 15 13 5 28
P. Marleau 34 7 20 -1 27
B. Burns 34 10 16 -2 26
T. Wingels 34 9 14 1 23
T. Hertl 34 7 7 -3 14
J. Braun 34 1 12 7 13
M. Vlasic 33 4 6 12 10
J. Sheppard 28 4 6 0 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 4 3 1 .926 2.12
A. Niemi 14 7 3 .917 2.42
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