Twitter Tales: #RealAmericanHero
The Sharks rolled into Monday night's homestand starter with momentum from a perfect road trip, collecting six points in three games. Coming home for an extended period before the Olympic break presents a chance for the best looking team in teal to pick up some valuable points in the standings.
Great job by @SanJoseSharks tonight during National Anthem honoring the Great Martin Luther King on his day!— Bret Hedican (@BretHedican) January 21, 2014
The Flames are in town days after starting a game against the Canucks in an all-out line brawl, with some public scrutiny cast on what instigated the fracas.
Ok everyone. He's the canucks flames line brawl https://t.co/Myjw0BDEpS— Josh Rimer (@JoshRimerHockey) January 19, 2014
Bob Hartley is NOT starting his fourth line tonight against the #SJSharks. Bouma, Stajan and Jones up front.— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) January 21, 2014
Things begin by looking well and then not so well.
So #SJSharks control the first 4 shifts but make a DZ mistake on shift 5 and the Flames score on their 1st shot. Welp! Lots of game left— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) January 21, 2014
But have no fear, Joe Pavelski is here.
But before the PA could even announce Pavelski's score...
#SJSharks tie it on Braun shot that may have been tipped by Pavelski, and now Wingels makes it 2-1 on shot Ramo should have had— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) January 21, 2014
2 American #SJSharks goals in a row: Pavelski & Wingels. Smells like liberty here at SAP Center.— Brodie Brazil (@brodiebrazilCSN) January 21, 2014
The #SJSharks make quick work of it. Pavelski with his 26th, Wingels with his 10th before Westgarth scores his 1st of the year tie it at 2— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) January 21, 2014
However, just a total of 72 seconds after Pavelski first got the Sharks on the board, Westgarth happened.
"Westgarth rebound from McGrattan, goal" is the most depressing thing I've ever typed into the scoring chance application.— Fear The Fin (@fearthefin) January 21, 2014
Not exactly a save % friendly 1st as 4 goals were scored on 18 shots. All tied up deuces, #SJSharks out-shooting CGY 10-8.— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) January 21, 2014
Power play beauty.
18 goals in last 20 games for Pavelski. #SJSharks wow— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) January 21, 2014
That USA chant is my fave— Nikki (@hey_mynikka) January 21, 2014
Pavs told me before this game, it would be asking a lot for another hat trick… well… he’s on the cusp… #sjsharks— Brodie Brazil (@brodiebrazilCSN) January 21, 2014
Joe Thornton continues to make history.
Thornton with an assist on the last goal passed Bobby Hull in All-Time Points Leaders with 1,171 for 47th place. Legendary stuff— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) January 21, 2014
It’s also kind of like this, right now… pic.twitter.com/nQkxD1AOSE— Brodie Brazil (@brodiebrazilCSN) January 21, 2014
In place of the final period that saw no score change, wrongfully denying Joe Pavelski of a consecutive hat trick that would have surely taken over twitter and may have even got him featured on Sports Center ... we'll share this Burns crushing hit from the end of the 2nd.
Joe Thornton would still be a top-17 scorer in the NHL right now even if he hadn't scored a single goal this season.— Adam Gretz (@AGretz) January 21, 2014
Pavelski has 18 goals in his last 20 games dating back to December 10, 2nd-most in Sharks history in a 20-game span.— Darin Stephens (@SharksStats) January 21, 2014
In 50 #SJSharks games... Thornton has 47 assists Pavelski has 27 goals Team has 70 points ...not too shabby.— Brodie Brazil (@brodiebrazilCSN) January 21, 2014