The Sharks have their backs up against the wall tonight in Pittsburgh. Not only is tonight’s game 5 a “can’t lose”, but it’s also a “must win” as the Penguins have a 3-1 series lead. A key to this game for San Jose was going to be to get a quick start and Brent Burns finally delivered his first goal of the series just a minute into this game. The exact spark the Sharks needed to get themselves. going. Better yet, our good friend Logan Couture quickly put the Sharks up a couple just a minute and some change later.
Sharks are already feeling pretty good about themselves here. They’re finally getting some production from their top guys and already thinking about heading back west for a game 6. But then Dainus Zubrus gets hit with a delay of game penalty (worst fucking rule in all of hockey). And Pittsburgh heads to the powerplay. When you have Phil Kessel, Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin all on the same powerplay unit…. well you’re gonna have a pretty good time.
And then 30 seconds later, well wouldn’t you know it. That mother fucker Nick Bonino throws the puck on net and that bigger mother fucker Carl Hagelin is there to tip it in.
Now the Penguins are hitting post after post after post. This game is fucking bananas. It’s off the rails. Shit is popping off and I can’t breath. If god is real, then the Sharks will find a way to take the lead back. But who knows anymore. Who cares. Let’s just hope the boys break the scoreboard tonight.
UPDATE: Apparently 4 goals weren’t enough for the 1st period. Enter Melker Karlsson.
And how about that filthy assist from Couture. Let’s take a closer look at that again. Hope you have a change of pants on hand because good god was this sexy.