Twitter Tales: #ASharksmasStory
The first meeting of the season between the Sharks and Avalanche was one to remember. Colorado changed the momentum of the entire game as it gained the lead with only a couple minutes left in the third period. Just when it seemed over, it was a Christmas miracle that brought joy to all the boys and girls around the world.
It was an eventful Monday for Bay Area fans as it was also the (potential) last game at Candlestick.
NHL outdoor game in Northern California?
#SJSharks McLellan says he and Couture sat down this a.m. over cup of coffee. Made it sound casual. Couture goal-less in last 8 games.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks) December 23, 2013
Word from #SJSharks is that Tomas Hertl will undergo surgery next week and that means he's out longer than a month.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks) December 23, 2013
Thornton already came into the game with some impressive stats.
Since the start of the 2013 season, the #SJSharks are 34-3-8 at home (including 5-0 in last year’s playoffs)— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) December 24, 2013
Things got off to a quick start.
Mental note, don't get in a fight with Mike Brown. #SJSharks— Will Kerslake (@wkerslake) December 24, 2013
Five minutes for fighting called on Stuart and McGinn. Things seem friendly tonight.— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) December 24, 2013
Niemi really playing well so far. Great rebound save on Stastny, but now #SJSharks forced to kill off a trip to Wingels— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) December 24, 2013
MacKinnon gets the PP goal as shot tips off Desjardins and past Niemi, #SJSharks trailing 1-0.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks) December 24, 2013
Finally it was time for the Sharks first power play of the night and Daddy delivers!
Burns gets lost on a backcheck and Landeskog makes it 2-1, moments after Couture was stopped in front. #SJSharks— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) December 24, 2013
The Sharks were strong in the second period and it was definitely some fun hockey to watch.
IRWIN HITS THE POST! #SJSharks— Felix (@SJSharkByte) December 24, 2013
Cheering was so loud Santa could hear from the North Pole.
.@SAPCenter just reached "Santa Level" on the noise meter.— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) December 24, 2013
Yes, that’s 2/2 on the #sjsharks power play.— Brodie Brazil (@brodiebrazilCSN) December 24, 2013
The Sharks weren't making it easy for the Avs goalie.
Niemi just stopped his fourth shot of period. Meanwhile, #SJSharks have peppered Varlamov with 19 in 16 minutes.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks) December 24, 2013
Meanwhile during the game ....
Burns has 8 shots on goal through 40 minutes. This is his best night since that time he helped Han and Luke rescue Leia from the Death Star.— Fear The Fin (@fearthefin) December 24, 2013
Two late goals by COL have turned this into a #SJSharks nightmare. Avs ahead 4-3 with 1:39 left.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks) December 24, 2013
@SanJoseSharks Time to pull off a miracle— Yousef (@yousinthehous) December 24, 2013
Captain America came to save the day!
Holy moly. #SJSharks— Brodie Brazil (@brodiebrazilCSN) December 24, 2013
That horn never sounded sweeter @SanJoseSharks— Brittany Gross (@beegrosss) December 24, 2013
Joe Pavelski just saved Christmas #SJSharks— Bark Madley (@barkmadley) December 24, 2013
Joe Thornton became the leader in assists (35) this season after his third assist of the night.
To everyone that's still awake, you're welcome for this thriller Avs and Sharks game!— The Hockey Gods (@HockeyGods) December 24, 2013
Overtime consisted of one Sharks power play and five minutes of anxiety, stress, and holding of breath.
Wow. Talk about a heart attack. #SJSharks— Mitch Ethridge (@MitchEthridge) December 24, 2013
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES @SANJOSESHARKS I CAN BREATHE NOW!!!!— Hilary DeWitt (@hilarydoitt) December 24, 2013
"Merry Christmas guys! And that one tonight was for you!" Jumbo, with a giant smile on his face #SJSharks— Sarah G (@dasgutch) December 24, 2013
Couple of more notes from last night: Sharks have won 11 straight against the Avs in SJ in the regular season, including 4 by shootout.— Darin Stephens (@SharksStats) December 24, 2013