Wednesday, October 22, 2008

THE CURSE CONTINUES!!! Sharks beat Flyers in S.O.!

How fitting that Jeremy Roenick should leave his mark during his last game ever in Philadelphia.

J.R. netted the game winning shootout goal to finish off his old team, the Philadelphia Flyers, at the Wachovia Center. The San Jose Sharks won by the ridiculous score of 7-6 (let's see if tonight's World Series game gets that high), which featured 7 combined goals in the first period.

I don't have the stamina to list all the goals - read here.

Though Evgeni Nabokov stopped both Mike Richards and Daniel Briere in the shootout, his save percentage was once again below .800, as he stopped 23 of 29 shots.

On the other end of the ice, Antero Niittymaki was pulled after giving up a 4th goal on 15 shots, and slumping Martin Biron took over to stop 18 of 20 shots.

Patrick Marleau had his 3rd and 4th goals of the season (including a wraparound that completely embarrassed Martin Biron, who was not even in the crease), but took a stupid holding penalty in the final minutes of the 3rd period, which led to a Daniel Briere game-tying goal, once again assuring the Flyers of at least 1 point for the evening.

Fortunately for the Sharks, that's all that Philadelphia received, as Joe Pavelski and Jeremy Roenick lit up Biron in the shootout.

The San Jose Sharks' record now stands at 6-1-0. The Flyers, on the other hand, are the NHL's only winless team, with a 0-3-3 record. Even the Ducks have passed them up now...

In other news, Sarah Palin is thinking about starting a new curse by dropping the puck in St. Louis... considering how Keith Tkachuk is doing, I'm up for that! Also, thanks to Puck Daddy for linking my post.

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