Sharks @ Wild - Fear the Fin's Post Game Thread

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NERD NOTES (from one who didn't catch the final 30 minutes of the game; analysis emphatically NOT given)

Shots on goal = 23-29, Minnesota

Faceoff wins = 30-23, San Jose

Leaders in TOI = Kim Johnsson, 29:55; Dan Boyle, 26:33, Marek Zidlicky, 26:10

Least TOI = Jody Shelley, 4:08 (hey, our area code!); Brad Staubitz, 6:04

Most shots on goal = Marc-Andre Bergeron, 7; Owen Nolan, 4; Milan Michalek, 4

Leader in plus / minus = Marc-Andre Bergeron, +3

Minus-twos = Tomas Plihal, Alexei Semenov, Martin Skoula

Number of Joe Thornton shots on goal = 2

Number of Joe Thornton goals = 2

Joe Thornton's plus/minus = -1

Last time Travis Moen had a point = January 28 vs. Chicago (1 goal; also one goal previous night against Phoenix)

Number of hooking penalties for Minnesota = 3

Number of total penalties for Minnesota = 3

Number of officially unassisted goals tonight = 3 (all San Jose)

Symmetry = Joe Thornton and Owen Nolan each hit their 19th and 20th goals of the season, though Nolan hit #400 on his career count (not to mention #401)

Hits = 6-6 first period, 5-11 Minnesota in second period, 4-10 Minnesota in the third period, for a total of 15-27, Minnesota

Giveaways = 1-6, Minnesota (Dan Boyle, Zidlicky x2, Schultz x2, Backstrom, and Miettinen... two of Minnesota's giveaways turn into goals for San Jose)

Takeaways = 3-6, Minnesota (Cheechoo, Plihal, and Setoguchi; Miettinen, Johnsson, Schultz, Bouchard, Koivu x2... Koivu's last takeaway leads to Owen Nolan's game-tying goal)

Blocked shots = 17-20, San Jose (i.e. San Jose blocked 20 of Minnesota's shots)

San Jose's record over Minnesota this season = 2-0-2

Minnesota's record over San Jose this season = 2-1-1