The 1997 San Jose Sharks-Los Angeles Kings Brawlfest: A Look Back

November 1st, 2010 by Phenom Jay Leave a reply »
The San Jose Sharks still have a lot of hockey in front of them this year, having most recently beat the Ducks 5-2 at home in a feisty game. It always seems that the intrastate matchups between the three teams in Los Angeles, Anaheim and San Jose seem to bring out the best and worst of the franchises.

Despite the 21 combined penalties and 12 fighting majors, this game was not even close to being the biggest Shark game as far as fights goes.

My vote for the biggest brawl in Shark history would take us back in time, to look at a February 5th match-up as the Sharks welcomed the Los Angeles Kings to the Tank.

The 80th NHL regular season of the National Hockey League would put the All-Star game in San Jose, a terrific achievement for such a young organization still trying to find its way both on the ice and off.

This game stands out in many ways in my memory, but before touching upon the game, who can forget this memorable season?

The Zamboni's still Yahoo purple and yellow, decaf coffee was still the reason our beloved team existed, and downtown San Jose was a shadow of its now-proud self. Although the Sharks were still plenty bad as far as the standi ...

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