Sharks Go Jumbo: Joe Thornton Lifts San Jose Sharks to 3-0 Series Lead

May 4th, 2010 by Patrick Goulding II Leave a reply »

Show of hands: Who seriously saw THIS coming?

Had a clairvoyant approached me at nine o’clock this morning (that would be 11 am for our friends in “the D”) and shared a few facts about tonight’s Game Three between the San Jose Sharks and Detroit Red Wings, I likely would have been quite disheartened, though not necessarily shocked.

Here is what he or she might have said: The Sharks will trail 3-1 at the end of the second period; Joe Pavelski will be held to just a single assist; The Sharks will face a penalty shot with a 1-0 deficit in the first period against Henrik Zetterberg; The Sharks will go 0-6 on the power play.

I am all too eager to expound on how the Sharks have risen to meet and beat tremendous challenges and overcome an amazing amount of adversity so far this postseason, but how could they possibly overcome all that? How could they possibly win their sixth consecutive playoff game? How could they go up 3-0 in the series against the vaunted Red Wings?

Game One ended 4-3 in favor of the Sharks. Gam ...

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