Twitter Tales: #HavlatAFun
The Sharks entered Friday night with a tie for the lead in the Pacific Division. A win over the Islanders on Long Island would mean, at the least, a temporary lead in the division, once thought impossible by some earlier in the year.
Marleau sent Clutterbuck to the ice with a check. Going to repeat that. Marleau sent Clutterbuck to the ice.
The Sharks got out to a bit of a slow start in the first 10 minutes of the game, but reversed the trend once the halfway mark passed.
Nabokov thought he had short side covered on shot by NIeto. He didn't. #SJSharks lead 1-0, good work by entire line.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks) March 14, 2014
The #SJSharks best line last night has them on the board 1st - Nieto from Marleau & Couture. Nice backhand 2 forehand quick release by Nieto— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) March 14, 2014
And they kept on. Demers finished a beautiful display of passing.
Delicious dish after delicious dish, and Demers pots it! #SJSharks— Colton Godbout (@ColtonGodbout) March 14, 2014
Oh man I haven't seen that Nabokov "eyes look at the rafters while cursing" face in years. Miss you Nabby! #SJSharks— Kyle Brown (@NonFictionBrown) March 14, 2014
Demers having a busy 1st period. Took puck in face 1st shift, scores a goal and just made 2 terrific defensive plays #SJSharks— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) March 14, 2014
The Islanders pulling back within one would become an annoying repetition all night long.
Backhand shot has just enough on it to trickle over the goal line after Niemi got a piece of it. #SJSharks lead cut to 2-1 in the 2nd.— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) March 15, 2014
Double digit goals from Captain Assist!
JUMBOOOOOO 3-1 #SJSharks— me (@apfmh) March 15, 2014
JUMBO JUSY SCORED ON NABBY BRB SOBBING #SJSharks— Queen Nikki (@_wingoals) March 15, 2014
Jumbo scores on Nabby. This is an emotional rollercoaster. I'm not prepared for this. My childhood is unsure how to feel. #SJSharks— Becca Zito (@bexcamonster) March 15, 2014
Lesson: You take a shot at us, we bite back 3-1 #SJSharks— Rahul Lal (@RahulKumarLal) March 15, 2014
Young Islanders tried to flip the puck out 2x and both times Burns reached up & broke up the clearing attempt. 1 post, 1 rebound, 1 goal— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) March 15, 2014
Again, annoying. Really kept killing the Sharks buzz.
Nelson's perfect deflection of slapper by Donovan makes it a 3-2 game, #SJSharks leading.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks) March 15, 2014
A timely Havlat goal showed he can still pick the corner, lead widened to 4-2.
Havlat!!!!!!! #sjsharks— Dani (@DaniRaechel) March 15, 2014
Once again Sheppard and havlat keep those two in the lineup #sjsharks— Andrew Bensch (@ViewFromBensch) March 15, 2014
Sheppard with some nifty dipsy doodling with the puck b4 hitting Havlat with a perfect pass & Havlat all in one motion goes far side shelf— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) March 15, 2014
The final frame was mostly this...
Burish stirs up some NYI resentment with 5:57 left in third period. #SJSharks seem in command at 4-2.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks) March 15, 2014
Islanders capitalize with the man-advantage, score to shrink #SJSharks lead to 4-3 w/ 21.4 to play.— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) March 15, 2014