Twitter Tales: #WesternPostAssist

Saturday, 11.16.2013 / 3:00 PM PT / News
By Patrick Hooper
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Twitter Tales: #WesternPostAssist
A recap of the Sharks 3-1 victory over the Oilers according to twitter.

 

Friday night was good to the Sharks. They defeated the Oilers 3-1 for a third straight victory. In the win, they avoided overtime (can this be worth more than two points?). They swept Western Canada on the road trip (but not really because Winnipeg is technically in the west). Joe Thornton had three assists, then only two, then credited back to three, then finally corrected to only two. To make sense of it all and recap the events, here's how the night unfolded on twitter.

Oh yeah, and anytime it says Thursday in this article, pretend it says Friday.

 

 

Biggest event on the internet of the day was easily the cool news of #SFBatKid sweeping across twitter and everywhere else. Such a cool opportunity for Miles and fantastically pulled off by Make-A-Wish and everyone else involved.

 

 

Overdue congratulations.

 

 

No morning skate in Edmonton thanks to back-to-backs plus travel, so predictions on a lineup are a little vague, but some educated guesses were made.

 

 

Certainty arrives.

 

 

I wonder what happens when you embed multiple #TwitterTales tweets inside of a single #TwitterTales piece?

 

 

You know things will be good when the broadcasting crew begins their night on a positive note.

 

 

First Period

 

 

One of the easier differences to identify between Stalock and Niemi's styles of play is Alex' tendency to venture out of his net and use his puck-handling skills to an advantage.

 

 

Goal!

 

 

Another Goal!

 

 

Second Period

It's not Couture, but we're not going to turn it away.

 

 

The Oilers start to pressure.

 

 

And the other guys finally break through.

 

 

Third Period

 

 

One of the best youth hockey programs in the nation, a recognized model by USA Hockey.

 

 

The posts.

 

 

Teed somebody up...

 

 

Perhaps the most back-and-forth feature of the game was the stat sheet repeatedly changing credit for assists to and from Joe Thornton all night long. He went from having an assist on the Marleau goal, to not having an assist and back to finally having an assist. If you go back and watch the replay, it was a obvious call.

Then on the first goal of the game, Thornton carried an assist all night, just to have it removed right after the game ended. Couture was given credit for the assist, perhaps some redemption for all the shots and posts.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 241 216 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 220 205 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 261 260 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 219 227 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 228 232 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 198 283 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 170 272 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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