My heart is still thumping. Just round one but it feels good. The Sharks dominated that game and the Blues came right around at the end to put this one away. Only a Ray Vinson commercial can bring this party to it's apex.
I didn't think San Jose dominated the game at all.
We looked very good in the first period and the first half of the 2nd. Then San Jose turned it on a bit and got their goal late in the 2nd.
The 3rd was back and forth...kind of a chess match and then boom-boom, we get two and it's over.
Probably San Jose's best game of the series, but I'd say at worst, overall, it was a pretty even game.
Good point. I should have said the Sharks were dominating at that point in the game. I did feel pretty good about the Blues' first period play, but they just never had much extended zone time. The Sharks did pour it on in the second and were shutting the Blues down early in the 3rd. Even on Nichols' shot that Niemi failed to paw, the Sharks continued to do what they had been doing: forcing the Blues to shoot from the outside, limiting shots in the slot. Next thing you know, Niemi remembered he was Niemi and a 1-0 lead was a 2-1 deficit.
And when Andy McDonald scored his empty netter...I'm not sure I've cheered more for an empty netter before.
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