The Habs in San Jose may be late for those back east as the puck drops at 10:30 and the thing ends around 1 am, but it’s late for me in Powell River too, where it starts at 7:30 and finishes around 10:00.
That’s late. Because I’m a big suck.
So this recap is gonna be short and mediocre because I need to get to bed so I can get up in the morning and give my usual 165% at my part-time job.
And on Wednesday they’re in Anaheim at 10:00 ET, and Los Angeles on Thursday at 10:30 ET, so those recaps will probably stink too.
The Sharks opened the scoring when Joe Thornton, left so long at the side of the net that he had time to pick ticks and small mice from his beard, lit the lamp.
Brendan Gallagher would even things when his harmless shot from the side got caught up in Sharks netminder Martin Jones’ skates and in it went.
But the Sharks would take the lead once again when Joe Pavelski blasted one home.
Shots on goal this period were Sharks 13, Habs 7.
Brent Burns, who takes a back seat to no one when it comes to beards, made it 3-1 after converting a pass from Thornton. The two of them look like they should be in ZZ Top.
The Canadiens would close the gap when Torrey Mitchell batted home Paul Byron’s short Texas leaguer, and came close to tying it with 30 seconds left when Tomas Plekanec was stoned by Jones point blank.
Canadiens outshot the Sharks 10-9 in this period.
4-2. Then 5-2. Then 6-2.
Habs were lousy. Outshot 14-6 in the third period and 36-23 overall.
Mike Condon has seen better days.
Thus ends February, with the team giving us six wins and seven losses.
Next up – Wednesday in Anaheim.