Sharks Flounder: San Jose Lose Game One, Missing a Key Ingredient?

May 17th, 2010 by Phil Danish Leave a reply »
The San Jose Sharks lost Game One because the Chicago Blackhawks dominated the tempo, the hitting, AND the score sheet.

Where did I get this interesting factoid?

NBC's coverage of Game One, and the Chicago Sun Times, of course!

This morning, I woke up literally and figuratively as a SAN JOSE Shark fan, a.k.a "TibKid", and developed a more realistic analysis.

Let's take each point and consider:



The Sharks were able to get 44 shots on Nemo, Chicago's tender. (This does not include Jumbo and Heater's whiffs in the last minute.)

The Blackhawks must have been fist-pumping to the tempo so frequently that they neglected to play defense. Yes, CHI's cycle got effective in the third period. But, the Sharks had solid shifts throughout the game (from Manny Mol, Scotty Nic, and Torrey M. to name a few extras) that tilted the ice towards Captain Nemo's net. 



The Hawks "imposed their physicality" on the Sharks by rendering two more hits against the Men of Teal. Hardly, a dominating number considering the Sharks were on the power pl ...

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