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Twitter Tales: #WesternPostAssist

Saturday, 11.16.2013 / 6:00 PM / News
By Patrick Hooper  - Digital Content Developer
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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 ANA 33 21 7 5 97 89 47
2 CHI 32 22 9 1 100 64 45
3 STL 31 21 8 2 94 72 44
4 NSH 30 20 8 2 81 59 42
5 VAN 31 18 11 2 89 88 38
6 SJS 32 17 11 4 90 82 38
7 WPG 32 16 10 6 78 75 38
8 LAK 32 15 11 6 84 78 36
9 CGY 33 17 14 2 97 90 36
10 MIN 30 16 12 2 86 78 34
11 DAL 30 12 13 5 87 103 29
12 COL 30 10 13 7 78 98 27
13 ARI 31 11 16 4 72 100 26
14 EDM 32 7 19 6 66 106 20

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Thornton 32 8 20 3 28
J. Pavelski 32 15 12 4 27
L. Couture 32 12 15 4 27
P. Marleau 32 7 20 -2 27
B. Burns 32 9 15 -3 24
T. Wingels 32 9 13 1 22
T. Hertl 32 7 7 -2 14
J. Braun 32 1 11 8 12
M. Nieto 26 3 6 0 9
J. Sheppard 26 3 6 -1 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 4 3 1 .926 2.12
A. Niemi 12 7 3 .919 2.42
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