The #sjsharks are getting some bounces and ref calls and still come home for Game 5 tied 2-2. Yes, being lucky is kind of what you have to have to win the Cup. But you also have to play well, and Team Teal continues to be a bit…inconsistent. Regardless, here’s to more bounces and bad ref calls going our way!
The #sjsharks are somehow moving on to the Western Conference Final and, who knows, maybe this is just how they are going to win the Cup: getting beneficial (not wrong) calls from the refs every step of the way. After 25+ years of heartbreak and disappointment, I am here for tragedy getting spread around to teams like Vegas and Colorado, for sure. After recapping the 2nd round, we do talk about what to expect next, which is to say…who the hell knows.
Captain America died so that the #sjsharks could move to round 2. We talk about the team’s encouraging comeback from a 3-1 series deficit to bid Knighty Night to the plucky but stupid team from Vegas and what to expect from the matchup with another team with 1 good line and a hot goalie. Spoilers: We have no f’ing idea. First game is Friday.
The #sjsharks are Jekyll and Hyde this year — that’s nothing new. In game 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the team were very good (and lucky) and in game 2 they were the opposite. When we say lucky, we’re not just talking about bounces, but also getting totally jobbed on a phantom interference call that ended up being a 2-goal swing, of course. But we’re not bitter. Nothing to do, though, but go out and play a better game in Vegas, though, so no ref call can be the difference in the game.
It’s our playoff predictions podcast! Yeah, the #sjsharks have one more regular season game, but who cares? The matchup is set and it’s time for Pete DuhBoer to accelerate head on into a 40-car pileup (i.e. to get out-coached at every turn by Gerard Gallant while VGK players ignore Micheal Haley’s desperate attempts at relevancy).
But hey, Vegas kinda sucks right now, so maybe we’ll still be podcasting for a few weeks. Go Sharks!
Pro: Micheal Haley has been sitting awhile. Con: The #sjsharks can’t buy a win and the injury bug has definitely played a part. We talk about everything that has contributed to this demoralizing stretch (it’s mostly coaching) and the implications for the on-rushing playoffs.