Hello Sharks fans.
I know this is a tough night. I can appreciate that. But I wanted to take a second to stop by here and say a few things about the series and your fine community you have here at Fear the Fin.
First, I think any Blues fan who says this was an easy series or that they were never worried is lying or doesn't understand the game. As Ken Hitchcock said in your building after Thursday's game, the only thing separating these two teams is the fact that the Blues converted a couple more power plays. And that's about it. This was an evenly-matched series by two good teams. I had knots in my stomach all night thinking this was going back to San Jose on Monday. I was convinced there would be a seventh game. Tonight's game was that close -- just like the previous four.
Second, the Sharks played their guts out tonight. You could feel it in the arena. This wasn't an easy game. Not one bit. There was no quit on that team tonight.
Finally, much respect to the writers and commenters here at FTF. I've mixed it up on Twitter and in the comments with fans from other SBN sites. There has been hard feelings and awkward moments. But not here and with you fine folks. Congratulations on having a great community of dedicated fans.
I wish you well, except in any playoff rematch in future seasons of course.
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