I know what you’re thinking. But I already know the top goal scored by the San Jose Sharks in the 2013-2014 season.
You’re right, you do. You don’t have to be a hockey fan to have seen arguably the best goal scored in the NHL this season. Rookie sensation Tomas Hertl’s spectacular goal against the New York Rangers flooded the sports world and made hockey fans out of even the biggest skeptics of the sport.
So why should you bother to continue reading this article, you ask? Because I’m taking that goal off the table for the sake of this list.
No disrespect intended, but the San Jose Sharks have scored 70 goals in addition to Hertl’s show-stopper, the second-largest goal pool to draw from in the NHL. Narrowing it down to five is tough enough without having the top spot already predictably filled. So we acknowledge the obvious and use this opportunity to highlight five others.
The following criteria was used to whittle the options down:
- Jaw-drop factor
- Context of the goal within the game
- Context of the goal in the larger scheme of San Jose’s season
Last but not least, no player will appear on the list more than once.
Here we go, the top five goals by the San Jose Sharks this season. But first, an honorable mention...