Sharks 3, Red Wings 0: Why Winning Game Three Was Bigger Than You’d Think

May 5th, 2010 by Andy Bensch Leave a reply »
It was May 10, 2006.

Sharks vs. Oilers.

Triple overtime........just over two minutes in.............

"wraparound, Horcoff scooreeeeesss!!!! Shawn Horcoff!!!"

That was the story of Game 3 in the 2006 Western Conference Semi-final series between the Sharks and Oilers.

Our beloved los tiburones (to borrow a line from the Mercury News' Marc Purdy) had won both games at home to start the series, and were a lucky bounce away from taking a commanding three games to none series lead.

Now going into that third contest, the Sharks had won six straight games and were simply sizzling, much like the way they were currently playing going into Tuesday's Game 3 in Detroit.

Unfortunately for the Sharks, when Oilers center Shawn Horcoff scored in triple OT, the air went out of their sails.

San Jose didn't win another game the rest of the playoffs, losing to the Oilers in six games.

So when Game 3 of the current series was headed for overtime, you couldn't blame this Sharks follower for remembering the devastation that was 2006.

Had the Red Wings scored to get back in the series, t ...

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