The HP Pavilion welcomed back their San Jose Sharks for their 12th home game against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday afternoon. The home games have consistently been filled to capacity as the fans fill up the venue to support in their teal colors ,hoping for another win to add to their statistics.
Before the game, both the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues carried 26 points each on their records, with their totals being 11-7-4(SJS) and 12-9-2(SLB) respectively. Through the first two periods of the game the lead was strongly held onto by the Sharks. The 3-1 lead fell within the final stretch in the third period. In the end the Sharks lost to a final shot by the St. Louis Blues Patrik Berglund. That ended the game at 3-4, just fractions of time before the overtime was over. Berglund’s 3 shots lifted the team past their earlier deficit to win the game.
It was definitely a tough moment on the Sharks team as they had been resilient the first two periods in terms of offense and scoring. Logan Couture, Scott Gomez and Matt Irwin were the scorers this time around, aided by assistance from the likes of Clowe, Worcester and Shark goaltender Alex Stalock, (who was subbing for the injured Greiss). Their teamwork was a positive reminder that, when the Sharks get in sync, it is a fast-paced situation.
With that in mind, the energy by both teams, along with the fans, erupted throughout the Shark Tank as the puck glided back and forth between teams and sticks. New Sharks player, Scott Gomez, was able to score his 2nd goal of the season, providing spectators with plenty of thrills as he settles in nicely with his peers on the ice this season. Here’s hoping that the dynamic that was present by the Sharks for most of the game is possible for the second half of the shortened 48 game season.
The Sharks are scheduled to play two away games, against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday March 16th followed by the Anaheim Ducks on Monday March 18th.