The Silver Bullet

An opinion in popular sports

Game Five: Totally Blowing It.

I’m not a whiner. I’m not an optimist. The game winner in Game Four of which I witnessed in person, may have been the final straw in the Sharks season.

And they may force a game Seven. They may show something on Monday to revive the crowd and faith of the HP Pavilion’s die-hard hockey friends. Yet, It is here I must place my position, if only for the time being.

The Sharks don’t have it. Not anymore. The skill and domination we saw in the regular season, and flashes of brilliance against the Preds, seems lost and not to return. As i mentioned before if we allowed the Red Wings to creep back into a game or series we’d be healing our wounds and stumbling though the locker room at Logitech.

It seems to have shifted, now. And all signs point toward the Sharks’ demise. Game Five was predictable, with a dominating effort by Hockeytown veterans, who killed us on special teams. Evgeni Nabokov let a puck get by him in a clearing attempt and allowed the go-ahead goal. The Red Wings did   nothing wrong after that, and put the Sharks away with eight minutes left.

Once again, the Sharks stopped skating, and the last eight minutes were meaningless. The power play was ridiculous again… and has been lame the entire postseason.

The Sharks have one last shot to keep their season alive, and there’s a good chance they will blow it.

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May 5, 2007 - Posted by | danharris, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Sports, thesilverbullet

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