With the All Star Break officially over the regular season returns to run down the final games of the season. The west is tight, and it's very likely that some spots won't be fully decided until the very last day. Wins are important, which is why the Sharks need to get one tonight. Get back into 8th, take over 7th, move up to 6th, the journey back starts tonight. The Yotes have 59 pts to our 56. Catching and passing them is not only possible, but entirely probable if the Sharks start a good run right out of the gate. Tonight's points are huge.
Tonight also marks a celebration for Patty. While he already hit 1000 games prior to the break, tonight they plan to honor him for it at the Tank. Yay Patty! Not every player hits 1000 games they certainly don't usually do it with the same team. Congrats to o'Capn, my Cap'n for sticking it out! (and to his parents for getting him there)
Tonight he's going toparty like it's 1997.