What a crazy game that was! The Sharks score 3 goals in about 3 minutes in the first to move them into what would be an insurmountable lead. There was a goalie change 7 minutes in. 7 minutes! Holy crap, it was unreal. I wondered at the time if the pulled Halak for Conkblock in order to send message to the team, but then Conkblock conkblocked everything coming his way, and I knew it was because is wasn't Halak's night.
Then there was the hatty that wasn't. JoePa was originally credited with three goals on the night, giving him his first NHL hat trick, but further review, and a gracious JoePa, awarded one of the goals to Patty thus wiping out the hatty.
Teeth slammed into the boards hard in the second. It was a scary thing to watch. You can see his one leg buckle and shutter violently against the force of hitting the boards. He didn't return, and had to be helped off the ice and into the locker room, although he did walk out of the Tank under his own power at the end of the night. He's been busily tweeting about haircuts and tv since, so, one assumes he's relatively ok. What looked like a broken leg may instead just be a few days of soreness. Here's hoping that's the case.
The Blues had to go make things exciting towards the end of the game, coming back to make the final score 5-3, though it was thankfully too late for a full comeback. While the Sharks responded well to losing Teeth, they really were on their heels in the thrid. I blame Randy Hahn, who wouldn't shut up about how a 3 goal lead was "the most dangerous lead in hockey," until the Blues started to score, of course. Bakes, who was filling in for the absent Drew, asked him "Are you happy now?!" when the Blues made it 3-1 and Randy said "Yes...NO!" We see how it is, Mr. Hahn. For your non stop promotion of a 3 goal lead, and general doomsday bringing, I award you last night's Bringer of Doom Award. It should go nicely with the others already on your shelves.