Twitter Tales: #HappyReturns
Happy returns. For the most part, that has been the feeling since the Sharks return from an Olympic break. It was a condensed road swing that saw three games in four days all on the eastern coast. And it took a third period of which the Sharks have not enjoyed in a while, to categorize the trip as a successful reentry to the NHL season.
Another reminder that Winter exists outside of the California hockey oasis.
And the Sharks next road trip to the east is another three-in-four on the weekend.
It's sorta sad when WC teams roll through here, because they're always on the second half of back-to-backs or third of three-in-four.— Dave Lozo (@DaveLozo) March 2, 2014
Some tasty saves by Schneider and Stalock as both teams trading breakaways and follow up chances. #SJSharks— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) March 2, 2014
Words rarely used before in describing #SJSharks vs. NJD: Nice pace to this game, good scoring chances at both ends.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks) March 2, 2014
0-0 after 20 minutes of pretty entertaining hockey. #SJSharks have 5 hits, Clowe has 4.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks) March 2, 2014
Three minutes and twenty-six seconds in...
Cooooch! #sjsharks— Sean Gumin (@sgumin) March 2, 2014
Good dump by Vlasic. Good 4check by Wingels. Good shot/pass by Demers. Good tip by Marleau. Good rebound by Couture. 1-0 #SJSharks— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) March 2, 2014
Problem for NJD began when Wingels and Schneider went for puck behind net.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks) March 2, 2014
The fun ended just minutes later when Adam Henrique got the Devils on the board. And things looked even more dismal after the Devils took a lead in the period.
Devils take 2-1 lead as shot from point is tipped by Stalock. 5:38 to go in the 2nd.— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) March 2, 2014
But Raffi Torres did not let Couture enjoy all the return fun and got some help from, most likely, the Sharks MVP of the season on a beautiful give-and-go.
That. Was. Beautiful. #SJSharks— Katie Martin (@katieemilee) March 2, 2014
Sheppard creates the turnover and makes a dandy pass to Torres who finished the perfectly executed give and go 2-1 to tie this baby up at 2— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) March 2, 2014
On second review: Notice Pavelski fist-pumping before Raffi had even scored. He knew!: pic.twitter.com/V2Jl0a82S0— Brodie Brazil (@brodiebrazilCSN) March 2, 2014
Can be subtitled: Winning the Third
Another sick setup by Pavelski to freeze the d-man and the goalie before giving it to Nieto #SJSharks— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) March 2, 2014
Pavs picked up his 2nd assist of the game and Jumbo on the other, his 51st of the year, good for a tie of NHL lead. #SJSharks— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) March 2, 2014
@SanJoseSharks penalty kill looking beautiful tonight.— Travis Bartosek (@ohheytravis) March 2, 2014
PATTY! That's exactly what the #SJSharks needed. They hVe some breathing room with 2:25 left.— me (@apfmh) March 2, 2014
Good road trip!! Back to the Tank! #SJSharks— ER (@SJShrksfanatic) March 2, 2014