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Twitter Tales: #WesternPostAssist

by Patrick Hooper / San Jose Sharks

#TwitterTales: #SJSharks at Oilers w/ posts, assists & a sweep of the West (Canada... sorta).

— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) November 16, 2013


Friday night was good to the Sharks. They defeated the Oilers 3-1 for a third straight victory. In the win, they avoided overtime (can this be worth more than two points?). They swept Western Canada on the road trip (but not really because Winnipeg is technically in the west). Joe Thornton had three assists, then only two, then credited back to three, then finally corrected to only two. To make sense of it all and recap the events, here's how the night unfolded on twitter.

Oh yeah, and anytime it says Thursday in this article, pretend it says Friday.



Biggest event on the internet of the day was easily the cool news of #SFBatKid sweeping across twitter and everywhere else. Such a cool opportunity for Miles and fantastically pulled off by Make-A-Wish and everyone else involved.



Overdue congratulations.



No morning skate in Edmonton thanks to back-to-backs plus travel, so predictions on a lineup are a little vague, but some educated guesses were made.



Certainty arrives.



I wonder what happens when you embed multiple #TwitterTales tweets inside of a single #TwitterTales piece?



You know things will be good when the broadcasting crew begins their night on a positive note.



First Period



One of the easier differences to identify between Stalock and Niemi's styles of play is Alex' tendency to venture out of his net and use his puck-handling skills to an advantage.






Another Goal!



Second Period

It's not Couture, but we're not going to turn it away.



The Oilers start to pressure.



And the other guys finally break through.



Third Period



One of the best youth hockey programs in the nation, a recognized model by USA Hockey.



The posts.



Teed somebody up...



Perhaps the most back-and-forth feature of the game was the stat sheet repeatedly changing credit for assists to and from Joe Thornton all night long. He went from having an assist on the Marleau goal, to not having an assist and back to finally having an assist. If you go back and watch the replay, it was a obvious call.

Then on the first goal of the game, Thornton carried an assist all night, just to have it removed right after the game ended. Couture was given credit for the assist, perhaps some redemption for all the shots and posts.

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