Sharks are now 2-0 in elimination games this season. And there’s a reason for hope: Penguins have a history of choking.
Before game 5, DeBoer informed the media that the Sharks were motivated to make all those present get on a plane to San Jose for game 6. And the Sharks wives and girl friends were at the game. Plus, they denied the Penguins a chance to be the first Pittsburgh franchise to win a championship at home since 1960.
Whatever the motivation, the Sharks scored two fast ones, only to have the Penguins tie it up quickly (setting a NHL record for fasted four goals in SCF). But the Sharks got the tie breaker about ten minutes later, which ended up being the game winner. (Sharks now 9-0 in playoffs when leading after 40 minutes.)
The Sharks had their first lead(s) of the SCF.
Here’s hoping and praying that the Sharks have gotten past their jitters and mental blocks so they are able to play hard, get the bounces and add another win to force a game 7.
Pregame 6 pump up playlist