In what could go down as another season of blunders for the San Jose Sharks, they are playing well in the regular season, well enough to earn a playoff berth, but will probably flame out come the second season. The Sharks head into tonight looking for their third straight win, and the Sabres are looking for two points to help continue their climb back into hockey relavancy. (Two words that will never be uttered together in Florida or New York).
The Sharks are a two game winning streak after a video review showed the overtime goal of Mike Richards did not cross the goalline in time. Photo courtesy of Puck Daddy’s post on the issue:
Now this is where you can hear two arguments to the end of a game when you win or lose with very few ticks on the clock. 1) You play until the final whistle/horn is blown. 2) If you have to argue this call to try and get a win; you probably didn’t deserve the win in the first place. Having not watched that game, I will leave you with that thought.
The Buffalo Sabres had some of the same luck in their last overtime meeting, with a review having to solve the game ending issue. I almost felt bad for the Boston Bruins who had to continue playing despite knowing that they won the game. A quick review sealed the deal, with the bullet of a shot hitting the roof of the net. Ryan Miller’s response to the goal review going in favor of the Bruins?
“It’s a tough way to lose,” Miller said.
Really, I thought that was the only way to lose in overtime, was to get scored on. I think Miller’s statement would have been more appropriate had they not reviewed the legitimate goal, and it turned out to be a no goal type scenario. The puck clearly was in the net. The tough way to lose was seeing your young defensemen send you into that overtime scenario (Weber) and having another young player put our team down by taking a four minute penalty less than two minutes into a five minute period (Adam).