This is the first time this season I've had to hand this out.
For those of you who don't know, this is the "Randy Hahn Bringer of Doom" award. We (or more specifically, I), hand it out anytime someone brings the doom. As you can tell by the name, Randy Hahn often brings the doom. Now, I don't hand this out lightly. The first time I handed it out, I gave it to Mina and her pancreas revolted. So, when I bust it out, you know it's serious.
Tonight's winner is Randy Hahn, for repeatedly mentioning that the Sharks have an unblemished home record (in regulation) and that the OT period and shoot out would either go really well or end in disaster. He also mentioned how Turco was a beast in the shoot out. Don't ever tell Turco he's a beast, because I swear he can HEAR YOU and he'll suddenly start to play like a madman.
Mike Effing Modano. We hate him because he's good. Also, he scores against the Sharks all the fricking time. I think he scores against them even when he's not playing them! He could be playing the Canucks and suddenly a puck will appear behind Nabby. Review will show that it was a shot from Modano that broke the space time barrier and teleported itself into the net.
It's fricking ridiculous.
What can one say about a game where your team goes up 2-0 and then loses in the shoot out?
It sucks because it looked like the Sharks were going to end that game up 2-0. Nabby would get another shut out, Dallas would lose, and all would be right with the world.
This was not to be.
The Sharks scored their goals in about 2 minutes in the second. They took this lead into the third. Only to see it disappear in a puff of star shaped smoke.
There was this cool play before the first goal where McGinn blocked a shot and there was all this pressure and yet the Stars were kept scoreless. Then I got this weird feeling in the pit of my stomach. I was hoping it was just excess carbonation from the soda I was enjoying, but it felt more like the feeling I get when a goal is about to happen.
And yeah, a goal happened.
Then another one.
And somehow, despite the fact that it was only like 1:45 between goals, this was enough time to allow Turco to build his great wall of Turconia and successfully repel the Sharks for the rest of the 3rd. And then OT. And then the shoot out.
Well, ok, to be fair, the Sharks didn't do themselves any favors in the shoot out. It was miss, fail fail. So really just the OT period.
Yeah...so...that was that.
Seriously it sucks when you can't hang onto a lead like that.