Thursday, April 12, 2012

San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues: What We Learned in Game 1 2OT Thriller

Outplayed for nearly the entirety of the four periods leading up to the second overtime, the San Jose Sharks managed to steal a win in St. Louis, winning 3-2 on a Martin Havlat game-winning slap-shot on Thursday night.

The Sharks shook off a first overtime period in which they were aggressively outmatched by the Blues, who controlled the puck throughout the entirety of the third period, as well as the first overtime period.  St. Louis out-shot the Sharks 14-6 during that time, but were not able to find the back of the net.

However, the Sharks were, turning a game which seemed like they would inevitably lose into a win against a team that lost at home only six times in regulation during the regular season.

Here are five things we learned about the series heading into Game 2.

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