Ah damn, do we have to do this again?
In what hopefully will be a low-frequency trend, FTF has decided to once again allow its readers to be heard following another (sniff) regulation home loss.
Here's a belated pre-game analysis from our Fearless Leader =
With two heartbreakers under their belt (and an embarrassing loss to the LA last night), Chicago has a wide expanse of emotion to drive off. The Sharks, while not desperate for points, have a lot to fight for as well- a psychological edge should these two teams meet in the playoffs, and home-ice advantage.
Against Phoenix, San Jose had difficulty clearing the zone in the first period, a problematic theme that would be ill-advised in tonight’s third chapter. Although Phoenix is a good team (and one that has given us some excellent games thus far this year), they’re not a Western Conference contender- yet. On the other hand, Chicago is poised to explode. A win in the venerable Shark Tank could set fire to a squad that has had difficulty against the current division leaders (3-3-3, with all three wins coming against Calgary), and propel them to contender status amongst the Big Three.
It should be one helluva game.
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On the delayed penalty called against the Sharks... =
Which turns into a goal by Jonathan Toews =
A short word on the subsequent power play goal by Christian Ehrhoff (erroneously reported at first as Milan Michalek's goal) =But did they add any time back to the clock? And did they not notice it was Kane and not Versteeg with the high stick?
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? - Satchel Paige
A gracious note on Jonathan Toews' power play goal =
Two notes on the absence of Dan Boyle =
And 10 seconds later, when Milan Michalek made it 2-4 =
And on the upcoming month =
After-the-fact remark about Ryane Clowe =
And finally, word from one who was there =