It Was Just One Game: Why The San Jose Sharks Are Done Choking

May 7th, 2010 by Andy Bensch Leave a reply »
"Scooooree!!!! Oh my goodness! The Aves have won in overtime! I think the San Jose Sharks just threw it into their own net! They did! Dan Boyle threw it off the stick of Ryan O'Reilly by Evgeni Nabokov! And the Colorado Avalanche has won in overtime! They take a two games to one series lead over the Sharks!"

That was the call from the Colorado Avalanche radio voice Marc Moser as he called one of the most unbelievably lucky overtime goals in the history of hockey.

Well, lucky for the team he was broadcasting for anyway.

But for the Sharks, it was just another reason for the their fans and the team to fold.

After all, they were the No. 1 seed and President's Trophy winners last season and they lost in the first round.

While they didn't win the President’s Trophy this season, they still managed a No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, so naturally the expectations were just as high.

And when they fell behind 2-1 in the first round against Colorado, it would have been only natural for the team to self destruct, give up, and once again choke away what was another tremendous regular season.

After all ...

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