Friday, April 27, 2007

Friday Morning Frenzy

Does anyone else get the feeling that this series might be a little shorter than once expected? By the first article I read on the game, the fans in Detroit seem to think that this series won't last long. They're probably right. The Sharks are circling the Red Wings and whomever has this morning's Spotlight Player (the four of you), look like bloody geniuses. Game 2 of the series will go on Saturday at 1pm our time. The game is in Detroit and will be covered by both NBC and TSN. Take your pick.

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A 34-save effort led the Sharks to a 2-0 win over the Wings last night and Evgeni Nabokov had to be sharp. The Sharks were outshot 23-9 in the final two periods of the game and was perfect through the Red Wings three power plays that all came in the second period. That's a wonderful effort. If the Sharks maul through their chums from the Motor City in good time, a rested Nabokov seems to be the elixir that will get San Jose deep into the Stanley Cup waters.

Game Winning Goal Scorers of the Night
In the swamps of New Jersey, it was Wade Redden's first goal of the playoffs, early in the third period, that was just enough as the Senators hold off the Devils in Game 1 to win 5-4. Redden, added a bonus point to 13 teams in the pool last night. In Detroit, it was Matt Carle who opened the scoring in the game and the goal stood up as the only one the Sharks would need to take the game. It was his second goal of the playoffs and his first bonus point. It certainly made the evening of 16 teams in the pool. Wow... more Carle takers than Redden takers. Go figure.

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