April 12th, 2010, 4:24 pm
After a nail-biting good time yesterday watching the three games on tap at noon Pacific time, the Sharks finally caught a break. It didn’t always look good. The Avs were up 1-0, which was the be-all end all: if the Avs won in regulation, there was no chance the Sharks played the Wings. But the Avs coughed up a goal with 4 minutes left, and I was a little peeved, to put it lightly. I would have thrown a snow blower at Joe Sakic at that moment if I could have. And when the Hawks tied Detroit and then went on the power play with less then two minutes left, I had an instant feeling of dread. And although we were all collectively forced to root for our sworn enemies, the Red Wings, they managed to kill the penalty and go on to win in overtime.
Which gives us the Avs, of course. We are trying to line up an Avs voice for the podcast tomorrow, but either way, you’ll have the mp3 in your grubby little hands on Wednesday morning. Some good listening before the Sharks’ playoff start. Could this be the easiest draw in Sharks playoff history? Could the Sharks possibly sweep, like my co-host Chetan thought on the radio show last night? Or will those plucky Avs give the Sharks a good run, and Scott Hannan will be the making of nightmares? Predictions in the comments, please.