Morning Free Association: Shitty Sharks

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Last night’s game was ugly. There was way too much animus between these two teams that only meet twice a year, likely because one team is riding high and the other is sinking further in the depths of the Pacific.

Last night was Hockey Fights Cancer Night at the Garden and the star of the night was Weymouth’s The Mighty Quinn who dropped the puck for his best friend.

The first period was all about discipline- who had it and who needed it. San Jose committed three penalties in the first, two back-to-back. ultimately, the scoreboard would reflect the winner of the battle between the leagues top Power Play (Boston) against the leagues top Penalty Kill (San Jose). The power play won out twice with goals by those two crazy Czechs named David, Pastrnak and Krejci, about 10 minutes apart.

Second:

The Bruins decided at some point in the second frame that they would put on a clinic. In this period, all of their goals would be at even strength. After Brent Burns scored on the lone second period power play for the Sharks, Charlie Coyle showed how to light the lamp after the man advantage expired.

A little over three minutes later and not content to allow the other local kid (and former South Shore Kings teammate) to outshine him, The Mayor brought it home.

Finally, offensive powerhouse Brandon Carlo (2 goals, 2 assists in his last 3 games), wristed one from the Sharks blue line, nearly nailing Brent Burns in the head with his shot which Martin Jones just apparently never saw.

Third:

In this period, Evander Kane decided to go into full-on Dick Mode. He nastily hi-sticked Charlie McAvoy, Zdeno Chara to want to have words with him, with Brenden Dillon interceding. Penalties all around! After serving his penalty, he decided to try more dickish stuff by having a fellow Shark pancake Charlie again. This time, Chara was having none of it and wanted to go. The refs had other plans but ultimately no one would go.

Later, other Sharks would try other moves, like high hits on Marchand, but whiffing.

Just after Jack announced it was a powder keg, Brett Ritchie and Barclay Goodrow exchanged pleasantries.

While both would get matching fighting penalties, Brett Ritchie also got a Game Misconduct and was never seen again.

In this mess, the Sharks lost their bench boss.

Then a wave of penalties:

So many penalties. Thankfully, the B’s protected their precious assets, well mostly.

Bruins won 5-1 after they outshot the other team 41-17. I wouldn’t be surprised if San Jose gave DeBoer the axe after this game.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Nice to see this team support each other during difficult times:

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

And somehow the Rangers beat Tampa despite…well…this:

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Really don’t get what’s going on with Tampa. On paper they look at least as strong as last year.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hi folks.

Glad I only stayed up for the two periods of hockey and not the 20-minute free-for-all!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Replay of the Sharks in the third period:comment image

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Pretty much. We’ve seen a bunch of bad teams throwing tantrums on the down-low this season, but this was a pretty overt one.

Total clown showcomment image

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Thank god Marchand was able to avoid the high hit so it just became a funny gif. Shudder to think if that connected.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Haven’t been paying too much to other teams around the league so I didn’t realize the Sharks were such a dumpster fire.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Didn’t know just how bad they were until I scanned for basic stats to make the game thread.
They’re literally the worst 5×5 team in the league. Even though there are a few teams with worse records *cough* *Ottawa* *cough* the Sssssssssharks are pretty much the worst team out there.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Didn’t Ottawa beat them recently? hahahahaha!