So that game started out terrible. It was a lack luster first with seemingly no speed, no finesse and no compelling reason to watch other than it was a Sharks game and I didn't have any paint to watch dry. The first period was so disconnected, from everything, that I really wasn't sure what I was watching. It wasn't Sharks hockey though. I was told that it was "Devils Hockey", which looked a like Minnesota Wild Hockey, which is to say...
Yeah, you knew that was coming. It was just one of the slowest period of Sharks hockey I have ever seen. I was tempted to switch channels because I WAS BORED. I am so very rarely that bored.
The second period started as disappointingly as the first, and was soon made even better by Brent Burns taking down Patrick Elias and scoring him a penalty shot. It went in, in case you're wondering. Just like WOOSH BLAM SCORE.
At this point, I am seriously debating doing something else for the rest of the second, because, oi, it was looking pretty dim. The thought of watching the Sharks slowly lose on Joe Thornton's 1000 game was depressing. Of all nights!
The Sharks are down 2-0, the game is dismal and then...wait, what's this? The Sharks started to play hockey there way. Suddenly the speed was turned on, the tempo changed, and what's this? OMG SHARKS GOAL!!!!!!! By none other than Jumbo 1000 games night Joe! Yes! 2-1 is so much better than 2-0. (Stating the obvious, I know, but at this point I felt like I needed a reminder of this fact.) Suddenly, IT'S TIED! 2-2!
My neighbors probably heard me cheer, but these are the hazards of sharing a wall with a sports fan. Holy crap, we have a GAME! Yeah! Whooooooowhoooa what do you mean 3-2?! Dammit. Aww, man, come on, the Sharks came from behind, it's Joe's 1000th night, this is like.....OMG IT'S TIED AGAIN! JOOOOEEEEEEEEPPPPPPAAAAA! With like 30 seconds left in the game, Joe Pavelski ties the game 3-3.
OVERTIME OVERTIME OVERTIME OVERTIME OVERTIME OVERTIME OVERTIME OVERTIME OVERTIME
AKA, he time period in which I clasp my hands together tightly and make unintelligible noises towards my television. After 5 minutes of sudden death overtime, and no goals, we find ourselves facing one of the most nerve wracking aspects of regular season hockey. The shootout.
Of course, Kovy goes first. GAH, why he is so good. ARGHHHH, and he scores, easily. Curse him and his legit skills! Joe Pa shoots wide. BAH! Parise shoots next and is DENIED by Nemo! SIGH OF RELIEF. Zeus come up next. LOLWUT? A really bizarre off the post, off Moose and in goal from Zeus ties it up. Elias is up next. Craaappppppppp....NEMO SAVES!!!!!!! OMG CLOWE CAN WIN THIS! CLOWE CAN WIN THIS CLOWEVERFIELD SHOOTS AND SCORES!!!! He has like ONE MOVE, but it WORKS! ONE MOVE TO WIN THEM ALL AND IN THE NET COMBINE THEM!
Crazy, crazy come from behind, tie, go down, come from behind and tie again shoot out win for the Sharks, who were in dire need of a win in this, their 5th game of the season.
Go Woolly Jumbo Joe Mammoths!