150129 – postgame Ducks @ Sharks

Pregame news/links

So, the Sharks let the Ducks score first, but gave them their first regulation loss when doing so and won the season series 4-0-1. (And put a damper on the Ducks’ father’s trip.)

It was an early start, which usually means a few seats get filled late from those not arriving before the 7pm puck drop, but exacerbated by a fatal accident that tied up southbound CalTrain for more than an hour.

Earlier in the day, was the official announcement of five-team AHL Pacific division in California.  AHL President/CEO Dave Andrews stayed for the Sharks game and dropped the ceremonial first puck.

And in a bit of retroness, the upper bowl started the wave (counter clockwise) in the middle of the 3rd period.  (I don’t recall there being a wave done for perhaps a couple of seasons, and then it was clockwise.) Lower bowl attempted to participate as well.

Congratulations to Matt Irwin on his first career game winner.

Third line impressed, and Melker Karlsson is making fans smile!

Nieto took a puck to the face in the first, but returned to the ice in the second.

Sharks were one shy of breaking a franchise record with five goals in a period.

Five players had multi-point nights for the Sharks.

More later?

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