Twitter Tales: #ASharksmasStory

Tuesday, 12.24.2013 / 3:00 PM PT / News
By Nicole Grazioli
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Twitter Tales: #ASharksmasStory
A recap of the Sharks and Avalanche game on December 23, 2013 as it was told on twitter.

 

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?

 

 

 

 

 

Thornton already came into the game with some impressive stats.

 

 

 

First Period

 

Things got off to a quick start.

 

 

 

 

#BayAreaSportsFanProblems

 

 

 

 

Finally it was time for the Sharks first power play of the night and Daddy delivers!

 

 

 

Second Period

 

The Sharks were strong in the second period and it was definitely some fun hockey to watch.

 

 

BOOM!

 

 

 

 

Cheering was so loud Santa could hear from the North Pole.

 

 

 

The Sharks weren't making it easy for the Avs goalie.

 

 

Meanwhile during the game ....

 

 

 

 

Third Period

 

 

Eeks.

 

 

 

Captain America came to save the day!

 

 

 

 

Joe Thornton became the leader in assists (35) this season after his third assist of the night.

 

 

 

Overtime

 

Overtime consisted of one Sharks power play and five minutes of anxiety, stress, and holding of breath.

 

 

Shootout

 

 

 

Final

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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