The San Jose Sharks take the first game in the playoffs against the Vancouver Cannucks, winning 3-1.
The game was hard fought, both teams bringing a physical presence to the ice. The Sharks would dominate with shots on goal but the first period would still end scoreless. But Martin Havlat, Sharks forward, would not return to the game due to injury.
The second period would continue the grind along the boards but by rushing the goal, Vancouver was able to score the first goal of the game. The goal is still quiet controversial, since while in the processing of scoring the goal, tender Antti Niemi was knocked off his skates which could have easily been ruled as goal tender interference.Vancouver's victory was short lived, as the Shark's forward, Logan Couture, scored on the power play, tying the game.
The players continued the fight for the win in the third period. But as exhaustion started to set in, one team would come out on top. That team would be the Sharks, as Dan Boyle and Patrick Marleau scored, giving the Sharks a two goal lead. The Sharks would hold their lead for the remainder of the game and would win the game 3-1.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The advantage of having an already-loaded roster on draft day is a team can gamble.
The 49ers did that in the fourth round Saturday, selecting one of the most talented running backs in the nation but one who suffered perhaps the most gruesome injury of 2012.
South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore already had scored a touchdown and gained 65 yards by the second quarter on Oct. 27 when he was submarined by a Tennessee defender and immediately clutched his right knee. The hit left him with three torn ligaments, a dislocated kneecap and six months of intense rehabilitation.
Yesterday Major League Baseball remembered its greatest pioneer, Jackie Robinson, who became the first African-American to play in the Major Leagues on April 15th, 1947.
Since 2004 when Major League Baseball officially recognized the importance of the day and retired his number, every team in baseball honors his legacy by changing every player's and coachesí numbers to his number, 42.
But what we must remember is that Jackieís legacy extends far beyond baseball.
The San Jose Sharks suffer a crushing defeat in Columbus against the Blue Jackets, losing 4-0.
The Sharks started the game with out forward Scott Gomez, with Raffi Torres taking his place. I think this may be a step in the right direction for the Sharks as Gomez has not had any points in the last several games.
Columbus seemed to have the Sharks number as the last time they faced each other, the Blue Jackets won 6-2. Although this loss wasn't as bad, the Sharks need every win they can get with playoffs just around the corner.
The Sharks road game curse continues. This game was fast paced with continuous shots on goal, all coming from Columbus. Columbus found its way maneuvering easily around Sharks defense and stealing pucks from sloppy passes. By the end of the first period the score 1-0.
Former ace Tim Lincecum struggled again in his second start of the year against the heavy hitting Colorado Rockies. The Rockies entered this game with one of the most potent offenses in the league and were looking to derail the former Cy Young award winner.
Lincecum started with a strong first inning throwing only 8 pitches and getting the first three Rockie hitters to ground out. When the Giants scored in the first inning off of a Hunter Pence base hit, Lincecum was in prime position to take advantage of the early lead. Unfortunately Lincecumís control left him in the second when he walked Troy Tulowitski who later scored, and the pitcher Juan Nicasio. He then followed to give up a two run double to Dexter Fowler and a two RBI base hit to Josh Rutledge making the score 5-1.
To begin the 2013 season the reigning World Series Champions San Francisco Giants were getting their first test against the revamped Dodgers, right off the bat.
To begin the series the Giants faced the Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw who has dominated the Giants in the past, threw a complete game shutout with 7 strikeouts with no walks, and to top it all off homered for the first time in his career in the 8th inning. The Dodger offense was halted by Matt Cain who also pitched well, threw 6 shutout innings of his own while striking out 8 and walking 1. The damage came in the 8th when Kershaw homered off George Kontos, which started a four run rally to seal the Giants fate.
The San Jose Sharks stole another victory on the road trip against the Anaheim Ducks, winning 5-3.
The Sharks struck fast in the first period with two goals, one by new forward Brent Burns and one from Joe Pavelski. Also, with the Ducks playing rough they took two penalties. The Sharks wasted both power plays, to the point where the Ducks almost dominated getting a few shots on goal. With the Sharks trade of Douglas Murray, they lost a key defensive man. Hopefully, the other defense can pick up the slack but if last night is a sign for anything Antti Niemi better be prepared to take some shots.
This years World Baseball Classic was yet another success for baseball fans everywhere. Countries from all over the world all joined together on the diamond this early spring to see who really is the best of the best.
One team has everything working for them the entire tournament. That team was the Dominican Republic, loaded with All Star talent. Their infield alone had Robinson Cano, Jose Reyes, and Hanley Rameriez. All three considered some of the best talent baseball has to offer.
Cornell Universityís Kyle Dake made history in DeMoines, Iowa, on Saturday by joining an elite group of four time NCAA Division One wrestling champions. Cael Sanderson and Pat Smith are the only other four-time NCAA champions.
Arguably the most historic match in NCAA history had two of the sportís best wrestlers pitted against each other. Dake wrestled David Taylor of Penn State, the nationís top recruit from two years ago, and a 4-time Ohio state champion and defending NCAA champion. Dake entered the match a three-time NCAA champion who has moved up a weight class every year. He won the 141 pound weight class as a freshman in 2010, the 149 pound class in 2011, the 157 pound class in 2012, and the 165 pound class in his match against Taylor.
The Anteaters have been trying to crack the NCAA Tournament for 36 years of Division I basketball.
Pacific barred the door Saturday night at Honda Center, winning the Big West Tournament title game, 64-55, over UCI before 6,795 to extend the career of Tigers coach Bob Thomason, who is retiring after 25 seasons at the helm in Stockton.
"I thought we fought, we were fearless, and yet, Pacific made more plays than we did, and they should get credit," UCI coach Russell Turner said. "They were very physical with us. We didn't make many jumpers, and our ability to score in the paint came up short."
The Sharks started the game with a new passion evident in their play. Brent Burns, playing only his second game as forward for the Sharks, took three points, one goal and two assists, helping line-mate Logan Couture. The young star Couture continued to provide for the Sharks, putting up his own two goals and assisting in the Burns goal.
The Sharks suffer their second loss of the season at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks, losing 3-5.
The first period had fans on the edge of their seats as the the two teams went back and forth with goals-- the Sharks' third and fourth lines getting much of the action. The period ended with a 3-3 tie.
There was no doubt that the game was going to be a battle for both teams. The game resembled a playoff game as current top two teams faced off.
The second period would only have one goal scored by the Blackhawks, Patrick Kane. Though this period was full of penalties and bad calls.
The Sharks official opener was anything but boring as they defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 5-3.
The first period, the Sharks dominated getting a total of 15 shots on goal, but the Coyotes goalie stood strong only letting in one goal. The goal by Logan Couture would give the Sharks their first lead of the game.
The next period, the Sharks lost momentum as the Coyotes found it, collecting 17 shots on goal to the Sharks, trailing 2. The Coyotes were completing better passes and set the pace for the period. The Sharks just couldn't keep up, ending the period with a tie 1-1 score after a power play for Phoenix.
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