Monday, May 5, 2008

YAWN... Good Morning, Dallas

I'm sure you're heard about it by now, but if you didn't, the Stars and Sharks finally finished up Game Six of their series at 2:15 AM EST last night this morning. The game went four overtimes before Brendan Morrow finally put a puck past Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov to give Dallas a 2-1 win and a 4-2 win in the series overall.

This playoff season, we've been pretty short on overtime thrillers. This was only the second game to go past one overtime and it's kinda weird -- usually we have a couple 3OT thrillers (no, not that thriller) by this point. But that's OK, if you were like me and didn't have to go to work on Monday morning (or are a self respecting hockey fan) you got quite the treat last night.

But there's one play that almost kept this game from going past one OT. I know there were a ton of great saves by both Dallas netminder Marty Turco and San Jose's Nabokov -- 114 in all combined -- but this one really stood out. Your season is on the line. A great one timer comes across the ice and Brad Richards shoots a laser from point blank. The red light goes on. It's all over, right? Wrong. You just made the save of your life.

Granted, it was all for naught, but Nabokov made what I think might be the save of the year. Absolutely stunning. Please bask in it's glory, multiple times if you so desire.

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