San Jose Sharks vs. Edmonton Oilers (Jan 17)

San Jose Sharks vs Edmonton Oilers (click for images)

The San Jose Sharks have been doing really well this season. Currently they are at the top in the Pacific Division and on Monday they had the most points National Hockey League with 81pts. Today, they are behind the Washington Capitals who have 82pts, resulting from their win last night. Am I proud that the Sharks are up there? Darn Right!!! It’s just a matter of how long can they do it for. I’m pretty confident that they will play hard for the rest of the season. Will this be the year that the Sharks take the Stanley Cup? Quite possibly. I think with the way the Sharks have been playing it could be the very year that they do it.

I took a trip down to San Jose a few weeks ago with a friend to watch a game at the HP Pavilion, also known as “The Tank”. The Sharks that weekend were playing the Edmonton Oilers. The game was pretty exciting for me since I haven’t been to a game in over 5 years.

The game started off pretty good with the Sharks scoring pretty early on in the game with a goal by Marleau. The Oilers picked up a goal tying the game. However, later in the first period Setoguchi snuck in a goal to give the Sharks a 2-1 lead.

Following the first period the Sharks were on fire and picked up another goal quick in the second period by Setoguchi making it a 3-1 game. Sharks then went to score one last goal later on in the period by Thorton making it 4-1, but the Oilers didn’t give up. They picked up one more goal in the third period to make the final score of the game San Jose Sharks 4 to Edmonton Oilers 2.

The MVP of the game was Setoguchi, which is a player that is starting to grow on me and for now has to be my favorite player in hockey. Something about saying his name makes watching the game more enjoyable. Setoguchi would also have to be one of my favorite players because he wears the number of one of my all time favorite players in Bay Area sports and that number has been worn by the late and great quarterback of the 80s; the good ol’ number 16 worn by Joe Montana.

In other news, since the Sharks performed well and picked up a victory of 4 points Round Table Pizza gave away free pizzas to all who attended the game. How sweet of a deal is that. Not only did the Sharks pick up a victory, but fans could pick up free personal sized pizzas, with any home victory 4pts and above.

If you haven’t been down to see a hockey game, it’s truly a great experience to see it live and in person. Televised games are just not the same when you can see players brawl in person. I hope to see more games in the future, so if you have time go check out a game and if you have extra tickets you can send them my way too, I won’t turn you down.

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