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by Jamie McGinn / San Jose Sharks
We won the first two games of the trip, but it would have been great to come home with three wins. We were going into Calgary feeling good about our game because we played fast and played smart in Edmonton and Colorado. It was a quick flight to Calgary, but it was unfortunate how it went. It is a critical time and we want to get above .500 and stay there.

The game that went well for me Sunday was the Raiders game. I’ve been a big fan for about eight or nine years and that was a big win for them against Denver. My dad is a Bills fan and he is struggling right now with that, but I’ve gone through those struggles too.

When I was younger, I was attracted to the Oakland fans and the Black Hole and how they get so fired up for the games. I’ve been a fan ever since and I’ve never jumped ship. It’s been hard to be a Raiders fan the last three to four years, but it’s good to see them win two of their last three.

I remember my dad did a TV interview my first year and he said I jumped ship from the Bills and became a Raiders fan when I came out here. I had some words for my dad after, joking of course, but he said he panicked because it was his first time on TV. I did not jump ship at all, I’ve just always liked Oakland.

When I was drafted by San Jose, I had no ideas the Raiders were so close to San Jose. Since I’ve been out here, I’ve been fortunate to go to three games. They are 2-1, so maybe they need to hook me up.

That’s it for now.
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