Posted 9:34 AM ET | Comments 2
I'm not sure what happened to the Sharks last night but boy did that get messy. Quite the off game for Nabokov.
The game started off very even. Both teams and goalies looked good. I mean the first two periods went that way. But what on earth happened in the third. San Jose just looked tired. Their defense was terrible so I guess you really can't put all the blame on Nabokov. On the other hand, if your offense isn't producing and the Stars keep scoring on you, what exactly ARE they doing?
Kudos to the Stars for capitalizing on their opportunities. It's going to be a rough road trip for the Sharks.
In other news, obviously I find all of this year's trash talking quite interesting. Coaches are getting very defensive. However, I'm very diapponted in San Jose coach, Ron Wilson. In troubled times you're supposed to come together as a team, not throwing around blame. Clearly blaming captain Patrick Marleau was not the answer. Yes, he probably should have blocked the shot but he alone was not repsonsible for that loss. I just think that when it comes down to the wire, you have to stand by your players, as Carbeneau and Therrien (however misguided) have done.
Just Habs and Flyers on the ice tonight. It's going to get real ugly real fast. We'll see what happens.