4 Most Embarrassing Moments of the Season for the San Jose Sharks

Eric HeContributor IIMarch 14, 2012

4 Most Embarrassing Moments of the Season for the San Jose Sharks

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    The San Jose Sharks have gone down in a spiral in the last month, as a result of their awful road trip. They now find themselves eighth in the Western Conference with 78 points.

    To be concise, it's been a rough year for the Sharks thus far. It would be a stretch to be say that it has been an embarrassing season, but they have had their fair share of embarrassing moments. 

    Even though there are still a good number of games left to play, let's take a look at the four most embarrassing moments for the Sharks' season thus far.

4. Sharks Allow a Goal 10 Seconds into the Game

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    This sets the record for the fastest goal to start a Sharks' game. What's worse, it happened because defenseman Boyle failed to catch the incoming puck, resulting in an incredible goal by Jordan Eberle of the Edmonton Oilers.

3. What in the World Is Colin White Doing?

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    Let's break down the four things that Colin White did wrong on this goal by David Clarkson of the New Jersey Devils

    1. He is behind Clarkson as they enter the Sharks' defensive zone.
    2. He falls down for no apparent reason, allowing Clarkson to get wide open in front of the net.
    3. Instead of reaching for the stick of Clarkson to stop a goal, he tries to push Clarkson out of the way. Clarkson just shrugs him off, and scores the goal.
    4. He points at his teammates after the goal, presumably to blame them for not covering Clarkson.

2. Martin Havlat Injures Himself Climbing over the Bench

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    Havlat has been a real bust for the Sharks thus far this season, partly because of this injury. Attempting to come off the bench on a line change, Havlat clipped his leg, injuring himself.

    He has not played a game in three months.

1. Joe Thornton Misses an Open Net

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    This moment deserves to be the most embarrassing of the Sharks' season thus far. Trailing by a goal with under 10 seconds to play, the Sharks pulled their goalie for an extra attacker, going all out to try to tie the game.

    That opportunity couldn't have come at a better time. The puck came loose to captain Joe Thornton right in front of the net, which was wide open on the right side. 

    Inexplicably, he fanned on his shot, then fanned again when he attempted to re-gather the puck on the backhand. If he had recovered it the second time, he still would have scored.

    The result? No goal, a 3-2 regulation loss and humiliation for Joe Thornton.