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Rapid Fire: Game 3 of the Second Round

by Eric Lindquist / San Jose Sharks


SERIES SCHEDULE: Please note all games will be carried LIVE locally on 98.5-102.1 FM KFOX and the Sharks Radio Network (all games listed PST).

GAME 1 – APR 29 Nashville 2 at San Jose 5 – Sharks lead 1-0
GAME 2 – MAY 1 Nashville 2 at San Jose 3 – Sharks lead 2-0
GAME 3 – MAY 3 San Jose at Nashville – 6pm Pacific – watch on USA Network
GAME 4 – MAY 5 San Jose at Nashville – 6pm Pacific – watch on CNBC
*GAME 5 – MAY 7Nashville at San Jose – 7pm Pacific – watch on NBCSN
*GAME 6 – MAY 9San Jose at Nashville – Time TBD
*GAME 7 – MAY 12Nashville at San Jose – Time TBD
*if necessary

WATCH PARTIES:

Catch Game 3 tonight at the Silver Creek Sportsplex (located at 800 Embedded Way in San Jose) at 6pm! Support the Sharks Foundation by purchasing raffle tickets for great prizes!

Hang out with Randy Hahn and SJ Sharkie at the Coolest Game at Stanley’s Sports Bar at Sharks Ice in San Jose for Game 3 at 6pm!

IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS: (show off to your family/friends while watching the game tonight) – no need to give us credit!

*Road Warriors…The Sharks went 28-10-3 on the road this season and are 3-0-0 on the road in the playoffs this season.

*Regular season in Nashville….The San Jose Sharks went 1-1-0-0 in Nashville this season (6-2 loss on Feb 6 and a 3-2 shootout win on April 2).

* Record in Nashville – San Jose is 13-16-1-1 in 31 all-time regular season meetings in Nashville and 4-1-0 in five career playoff games in Nashville. The last time the Sharks played a playoff road game in Nashville on Apr 20, 2007, Patrick Marleau had the game winner in a series-clinching 3-2 win in Game 5.

*Leading series 2-0…The Sharks are 7-2 in series they lead two games to nothing!

*Game 3 Record… The Sharks are 20W-12L in Game 3’s in the playoffs – including 9W-6L on the road!

*Hertl likes Nashville… Tomas Hertl scored twice in the third period to force overtime for the Sharks 3-2 shootout win on Apr 2 at Nashville. Tomas has four goals in seven games for the Sharks vs. the Predators in the regular season, and scored the game tying goal early in the third period in Game 1!

QUOTABLE:

“Your leaders drive the bus. And these guys have done a heck of a job doing it. When we need that big goal or someone to step up, it’s those guys when we expect them to.” – Tommy Wingels after Game 2 win vs. Nashville

BREAKING DOWN THE QUOTE:

Looks like Tommy is referring to the captain scoring the go-ahead goal to break the 1-1 tie in Game 2 vs. Nashville… Or was he referencing Joel Ward striking at 11:49 of the third period to break a 1-1 tie in Game 1?… Or was he talking about Logan Couture’s two game winning goals in the playoffs so far this season?... What about Brent Burns leading the club with 11 points in 7 playoff games?  The list this season goes on and on! The Sharks have had several leaders “drive” the bus this season, young and old, which is a really good sign early in this playoff season for the Sharks!

PLAYER PROFILE:

#8 Joe Pavelski

2015-16 regular season:

1st US-Born full time captain of the SJ Sharks

Led the Sharks in Goals (38) and 2nd in points (78)

T-1st on team in +/- (+25)

1st in game winners (11)

2016 post season:

2nd on team in points (10)

1st on team in goals (6)

1st among forward in ice time per game (19.16)

*Joe Pavelski's tiebreaking goal at 17:20 of the third period in Game 2 vs. Nashville was the first go-ahead playoff tally by a Sharks player in the final five minutes of regulation since 2008. Joe Thornton scored at the 19:50 mark of the third period to break a 2-2 tie on Apr 15, 2008 in Game 4 at the Calgary Flames. (stick tap to Elias Sports Bureau)

OUT OF THE BLUE:

Jonathan Cheechoo scored his first NHL goal – the game winner – in a 2-1 win in Nashville on Oct 24, 2002.

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