Twitter Tales: #HitsMinusFiveEqualsFun :-))

Friday, 03.7.2014 / 4:25 PM PT / News
By Patrick Hooper
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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 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 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. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
T. Grosenick 1 1 0 .948 1.53
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