Game 3: Final – Colorado Avalanche 1, San Jose Sharks 0
leads series 2-1
How do you end a game in which you’ve
put over 90 total shots at the net, have zero goals to show for it and
are starting sudden death overtime with a 0-0 score?
Why, score on
your own goal of course.
Dan Boyle was just trying to clear the
puck around his own net from the far boards, but instead snuck a perfect
backhanded shot short side past an unsuspecting Evgeni Nabokov. Ryan
O’Reilly was credited with the winning goal after being the last Avs
player to touch the puck.
Here’s the video:
It’s certainly a cruel and yet poetic
way to end the game, in which the Sharks outshot the Avalanche 51-17 and
had completely control of the game for the better part of 50 minutes.
deserved this win moreso than Craig Anderson, who put his team on his
back and pitched a shutout with one of the most incredible playoff
performances I’ve seen a goaltender have in a very long time. Part of me
is a bit frustrated that most of the attention from this game with be
on Dan Boyle’s own-goal, as it will take the spotlight away from
The other part of me sees that goal, chuckles, shakes
his head and wonders just what the Sharks did to get such a curse placed
Calm, then storm: Penguins, Senators trade Game 7’s goals in 20 seconds
Here’s hoping that you didn’t take a poorly-timed break in the second period.
For much of Game 7, the Ottawa Senators have been able to slow down the Pittsburgh Penguins, resulting in a contest that went scoreless for what sometimes felt like ages.
Chris Kunitz changed that, long after missing on a golden opportunity shortly after Mike Sullivan decided to put him on Sidney Crosby‘s line. Kunitz finished a nice rush play to make it 1-0 9:55 into the second. Check out that goal below.
Guy Boucher didn’t have to deploy “attack mode” very long, as Mark Stone stunningly tied it up 1-1 just 20 seconds later. That surprising tally can be seen in the clip above this post’s headline.
The Buffalo Sabres announced the signing of defenseman Victor Antipin* on Thursday, confirming rumors that surfaced more than oncethis month.
Antipin, 24, enjoyed a solid season in the KHL with Magnitogorsk Metallurg. Even so, the signing might be interesting if it serves as an appetizer for the Sabres bringing in Antipin’s teammate from Metallurg, Chris Lee.
On one hand, Lee is 36 and couldn’t make the jump fromt he AHL to the NHL in previous opportunities (most reently with the Penguins’ farm system in 2009-10). On the other, he had an eye-popping 2016-17 season in the KHL: 65 points in 60 games as a defenseman.
Lee’s previous numbers aren’t as outrageous, but still quite good, at least form a scoring standpoint.
While Lee’s possible addition is a situation to watch, there’s some excitement about Antipin.
“Victor is a well-rounded defenseman who has played in all situations at the pro level,” Sabres GM Jason Botterill said. “His mobility and puck-moving skills make him a perfect match for what we’re hoping to build with our defense corps next season.”
Granted, there’s some debate about his ceiling.
Zaitsev: 0.563 pts/game in his last two KHL seasons Antipin: 0.339 pts/game in his last two KHL seasons Antipin is also 3" shorter and a LHD https://t.co/LhhXV1XbWD