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Twitter Tales: #DontStartZieringatSafety

by Patrick Hooper / San Jose Sharks

#TwitterTales: #SJSharks at Panthers and how they never should have started @IanZiering at safety.

— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) January 17, 2014


San Jose doesn't often travel to the east coast, but when they do it for the first time in over a year, you know there's going to be jokes about a bad movie that aired on Syfy last summer. However, we'd like to thank the opportunity, no matter the lateness, because without it, we would have missed this beautiful exchange.



We can only assume Ian Ziering, aka Fin Shepard, aka Steve Sanders is referring to this.



But the best part is that he may or may not believe the Florida Panthers are a football team and is volunteering to play free safety for them. So this is what he thought he was in for...



But instead he had this waiting for him.



While the Panthers were negotiating a free agent signing, Brent Burns, is of course, outside looking for gators.



And just a reminder that our broadcasting crew gets prepared with their breakdown and analysis, complete with stats, much earlier than puck drop.



First Period

The Sharks surrendered the first four shots of the night, then went to work against the former Conn Smythe winner, who turned out to be the story of the first period.



Second Period

Fast forward to the near end of the period.



Third Period



Todd McLellan called this next sequence the defining moment of the game, saving a one goal lead and jumping to a two goal lead seconds later.



And the dagger.






And the Panthers realize where things went wrong.


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