March 12th, 2010, 8:53 am
Hey Jerky! Don’t leave the game early!
I love this series of commercials. And this one, linked by Puck Daddy today, is particularly poignant for Sharks fans. Sure, it was a pretty wretched game until about 3 minutes into the third. But don’t try to beat the traffic. You would have missed an unbelievable flurry of goals, the likes of which I’ve never seen before. Like this one:
This prompted perhaps the latest goalie change I’ve ever witnessed, with only 5:20 left in the game. It was so late (and perhaps unnoticed, because Ellis is #35, Rinne #39), that it wasn’t even announced to the crowd. My astute section neighbor noticed it. Didn’t help much, because Rinne faced two shots, one of them a goal by Marleau. Thanks for stopping by Rinne.
With both Pavs and Heatley on the ice bidding for the hat trick with the goalie pulled late in the game, who scored the empty netter? Jay Leach, from 130 feet, his first NHL goal. A perfect ending to one of the weirdest, craziest Sharks games ever.
Oh yeah. Boys, try and show up a little earlier next time.