Capital of Canada
Last night the San Jose Sharks came up clutch in another thrilling game, winning in the shootout in the 4th round 4-3. In a see saw battle against the Ottawads, the lead changed 6 times as the two teams showed no love for each other, combing for 71 PIMS including TWO game misconducts for the Sens.
In displaying little bitch behavior, Erik Karlson embarrassed himself in a scrum with Marc Eduard Vlasic, but it was F Mike Hoffman with the most heinous play in the 3rd period. After Logan Couture finished his check on Hoffman, he went after Couture while his back was turned, cross checking him in the back of the head. A defenseless Cooch went down and had to be helped to the dressing room. He would not return.
It was a yellow play, showcasing the ugly side of hockey, and the worst of it is that another crucial player for San Jose could be lost for some time. I hope he gets 5 games from Garry Bettman and the Head of Payer Safety, Stephan Quintal.
The game was all sizzle in the second and third periods as the Sharks went up 2-1 on yet another sick highlight reel goal from Brent Burns. Ottawa would tie it on a goal from Kyle Turris and then with 3:44 left Dion the Doof Phaneuf scored to salt away the game for the Sens. Not so fast, as the Sharks responded quickly, Tierney scoring on a beautiful feed from Burns at 17:32.
OT was a spirited affair with the teams trading multiple chances, both goalies playing outta their minds. In the shootout, the Sharks wunderkind rookie Kevin LeBanc would fake Mike Condon out of his panties, tucking it five hole for the win. I didn’t even go into detail about the apparent Sharks PP goal scored by Patrick Marleau. The call was overturned by the cursed Coaches challenge that the play was offsides. I hate that challenge but that’s for another time.
First Place baby!