Saturday, April 30, 2011

How was Game 1 against the Red Wings?

You tell us, Sharks fans.

An adrenaline-pumped Shark Tank was ready to roll. From the onset, the Sharks played well, although a sneaky goal by Red Wing defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom in the first period kept the score 1-0 for the majority of the game. Until the third period, the Sharks were able to keep the Red Wings from scoring again, but had not been able to score themselves.

The Sharks peppered Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard with shots, as evidenced by the Sharks' shot tally of 46, compared to the Red Wings' 25. Unfortunately, without much screening the goalie and without having players open in good positions in front of the net, the Sharks were unable to score. Fortunes changed when the Sharks' own Joe "Pavs" Pavelski tapped in a Joe Thornton shot to tie the game on a third period power play.

Until the very end, the crowd was going wild, with intermittent cheers and jeering directed at Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (mostly in retaliation for his sucker punch on Joe Pavelski earlier in the game). It only escalated from there as the eventual OT goal by birthday boy Benn Ferriero sealed the Sharks' victory.

The Sharks now lead the series 1-0.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, no comments, really?? Okay, I'll bite. We flat out out-played them for most of the game. Do I expect them to play better tommorow? Heck, yes! Do I expect us to play even better tomorrow? Hell, yes! We have proven to ourselves and the world that we can skate with these guys. It will be a close series, but winning that first one was huge!