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Twitter Tales: #HitsMinusFiveEqualsFun :-))

Friday, 03.07.2014 / 7:25 PM / News
By Patrick Hooper  - Digital Content Developer
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Twitter Tales: #HitsMinusFiveEqualsFun :-))
A recap of the Sharks thrilling 5-3 defeat of the Penguins retold by twitter.

 

Entering Thursday night, it had been over a decade since the Pittsburgh Penguins last won a game in San Jose. Granted the occasion was not guaranteed to happen every year prior to this season, but the stretch of dominance in Silicon Valley boasted an impressive 9-0-1-0 record since the last defeat and the lone blemish to the right of the win column represented a tie.

So enter two hungry teams from each conference, each with their own version of revenge on the mind and we're bound for greatness, guaranteed, right?

 

 

After no NHL trades on the trade deadline, the Sharks announced the signing of a young player from the OHL.

 

 

These arrived.

 

 

Funny how the most threatening of power plays came at the most threatening of times, yet it was the play of the game... week... season for the Sharks? (There's no way this is spoiling things for anybody, right?)

 

 

First Period

It was the anemic trending Sharks power play that puffed its chest first, yet nothing comes of it.

 

 

After the Sharks surrendered the lead a minute earlier, Burns vented some frustration on a fallen Penguin along the boards and the therapy cost him and the Sharks a two-goal hole.

 

 

Second Period

 

 

Is this where we argue weather hits can be a catalyst and confidence boost?

 

 

Voila!

 

 

The credit for the goal changed several times, but all that mattered was that the Sharks were on the board and starting to dictate the pace.

 

 

Third Period

Minutes in a Matt Nieto stick ran high and drew some blood, putting the Sharks down a man for four minutes against a lethal power play unit. Sharks are done for...

 

 

:(

 

 

:-))

 

 

In a way that only Jumbo can...

 

 

Burns adds the dagger with an empty netter, with seconds remaining on the clock.

 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 65 41 17 7 193 158 89
2 ANA 65 41 17 7 193 178 89
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 63 36 24 3 182 173 75
7 MIN 63 34 22 7 179 163 75
8 CGY 63 34 25 4 178 162 72
9 LAK 63 30 21 12 171 164 72
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 DAL 64 28 26 10 199 212 66
12 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
13 ARI 64 20 37 7 139 218 47
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 65 32 28 14 60
L. Couture 65 22 33 1 55
J. Thornton 61 12 43 1 55
B. Burns 65 16 32 -1 48
P. Marleau 65 15 33 -14 48
T. Wingels 58 13 16 -3 29
T. Hertl 65 10 15 -1 25
M. Vlasic 60 8 12 14 20
M. Nieto 55 6 14 -8 20
J. Braun 54 1 19 7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 25 17 7 .913 2.61
A. Stalock 6 7 1 .904 2.66
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