Twitter Tales: #MessageDelivered
A strong message was sent by head coach Todd McLellan following the Sharks most recent defeat in Anaheim. Simply put, he needed more from the team and for individuals to carve out an identity on the roster. Come Thursday night, several individuals emphatically did just that.
A good locker room is a loose locker room ... or something like that.
Asked McLellan if he would rock the fedora in an outdoor game, like Babcock yesterday. “Not on this pumpkin." #SJSharks— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) January 2, 2014
New years resolution number 1: take out the trash! ... its going to be a good year!— jason demers (@jasondemers5) January 2, 2014
Joe Thornton is the best passer in the world! #SJSharks Wow, 2 unreal passes on his last shift -on the tape, easy 2 catch, perfect velocity— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) January 3, 2014
Sharks with a good PK and right after Dubnyk with some dandy saves on Thornton and Burns to keep the score scoreless in the 1st. #SJSharks— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) January 3, 2014
This was scary.
Niemi with 2 terrific pad saves on the #SJSharks PP as Sam Gagner had 2 semi-breakaways. 1st pad save was much better in my opinion!— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) January 3, 2014
Nemi rules #SJSharks— Rune Hedberg (@RuneHedberg) January 3, 2014
On the board!
Burns, Pavelski & Thornton R hot. Great dish by Pavelski 2 Burns who fires it short side. Thornton's assist increases his point streak to 6— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) January 3, 2014
Pavelski absolutely offered up a dime to Burns who then ... Wait! Another score!
Marleau steals puck from Yakupov, skates it into high slot and wrister beats Dubnyk. @SJSharks lead 2-0.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks) January 3, 2014
Back to back goals first Burns now Marleau!!!!! 2-0 #SJSHARKS— J.Angel⚾ (@Dback_Dingus) January 3, 2014
Y'all just keep doing THAT. #SJSharks— Shannon Hamilton (@hamlette2002) January 3, 2014
Five of the #SJSharks 17 shots in the first period were off Burns's stick. Middle period now under way.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks) January 3, 2014
#RELEASETHEBRACKEN (AGAIN!)— Brodie Brazil (@brodiebrazilCSN) January 3, 2014
WE WANT BRYZ! WE WANT BRYZ!— Fear The Fin (@fearthefin) January 3, 2014
4–0 #SJSharks CHOMP CHOMP— Jason Putorti (@putorti) January 3, 2014
Bracken Kearns has scored three goals in his last three games. The Los Angeles Kings have scored two goals in their last three games.— Eric (@hailrover) January 3, 2014
LOL at the #SJSharks fan who keeps chanting "USA...USA.." every time Pavelski touches the puck.— Steve Manzuik (@hellNbak_) January 3, 2014
All of Kearns' goals have been the #SJSharks 3rd of the game. Not sure that means anything but it's a fact so do what you wish with it!— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) January 3, 2014
The lone Oilers goal comes after the Sharks jumped out to a huge lead.
Big Bad Pavs! #SJSharks— Andy (@BleedingTeal) January 3, 2014
"U-S-A" chants begin at SAP Center after Pavelski scores.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks) January 3, 2014
Hey refs we could call this game now so we can all get home in time to see Melrose. The beat guys like @PollakOnSharks would appreciate it.— Andrew Bensch (@ViewFromBensch) January 3, 2014
With two more assists tonight, Joe Thornton has 10 assists in his last six games, and leads the #NHL with 41 total— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) January 3, 2014
"Petry with the dish." -@sharkvoice— katiebakes (@katiebakes) January 3, 2014
Joe Thornton is 12-1 in the faceoff circle for the Sharks. Sam Gagner is 4-13. Nugent-Hopkins is 2-9.— Rob Tychkowski (@Sun_Tychkowski) January 3, 2014
Good bounce-back win for the #SJSharks who now play 6 of the next 8 on the road as the race to the Olympic Break is on. Bank those 2 points— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) January 3, 2014