San Jose Sharks - Be Careful What You Wish For
Yesterday I wrote that despite the standings and the push to the playoffs, all I wanted to see at the game last night was a “…Sharks win during one of those epic games.” Well…although they didn’t win the game WAS rather epic!
First let me make one thing clear, I don’t really care about winning or losing in a shoot out. I do care about the points but I’m more interested in how the team plays during the actual game than their performance in the skills competition. Last night was one of the best regular season games I’ve seen (in person) since the San Jose Sharks played the Detroit Red Wings in January of 2009.
My seats were smack dab in the middle of the Vancouver Canucks section, about 1/5 of our section were Vancouver fans. But the banter back and forth was actually fun and entertaining. And I hate to say this (rockandrollnobody), but Red Wing fans are SO obnoxious and seem to start more trouble than any other visiting fan, whereas the Canucks fans seemed to just want to have fun with the whole situation. You can imagine what the last three minutes of regulation were like - given the 3 back-and-forth goals scored within that time period.
And when watching the replay of Torrey Mitchell’s game-tying goal, the one where he skated through 4 Canucks on his way to the goalie, I was reminded of unrulytravllr’s love for Mr. Mitchell, and how eerily skillful that shot was to this one:
And finally, to everyone who turned me down when I called to see if they wanted to go to the game with me - Son of OT, Tbuddha, Eman - was the game just as awesomely epic on TV as it was to be there? I think NOT!