The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings met in the postseason for the first time ever Thursday night, in game one of their first-round series. Most would agree that game one lived up to the hype garnered in the week leading up to last night.
I must say that I was shocked to see Dany Heatley bury a pass from Ryan Clowe within 28 seconds from the drop of the puck. The Shark tank was going crazy,and I fully expected a shutout from Todd McLellan's squad.
Los Angeles decided to make it a game, however, when Dustin Brown and Justin Williams answered the goals by Heatley and Couture.
I was also amazed by the intensity and effort both teams put forth in overtime. Skaters were flying up and down the ice like it was the first period and L.A.'s keeper Jonathan Quick and San Jose's Niemi remained on top of their game. Unfortunately for Quick and the Kings, Joe Pavelski ended the night with an excellent tally.
As for the players, here are my picks for last night's Three Stars of the game.