Well, as I am writing this, the biggest game of the year in Dallas, might not be the story right now. There are tornado warnings in the Dallas metroplex. So a huge game for playoff spots, might be the least of the worries for those in the area.
@PollakOnSharks 11:22am PT
Holy cow. Working away at AAC and they just announced that tornado has been spotted in area, go to lowest level of arena. Already here.
@PollakOnSharks 12:00pm PT
Just talked with #sjsharks rep Tom Holy. Team finished lunch in hotel and it’s nap time now. Business as usual — so far.
The storm is over Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which is likely where the Sharks team plane is situated right now. There is NO word of any postponement. If there is one, it can create a major travel concern for Team Teal. The realistic only option would be to be Wednesday in Dallas. Which causes a a quick turnaround to go to Los Angeles where the playoff spot and division title can be on the line. As of right now at 12:15, it’s normal game time routine.
Update from Roberta Gonzales, KPIX-TV meteorologist (and wife of Sharks play by play man, Randy Hahn):
@RobertaCBS5 1:05pm PT
Yes. I called, @SanJoseSharks are fine. RT @DouglasCP: aren’t the @SanJoseSharks in Dallas?
With that, I will go from Weather Channel dork, back into, welcome back to the craziest five days of the regular season! San Jose defeated the Stars on Saturday night, 3-0 and pushed them back into the 8th spot in the Western Conference. By the end of the night, Team Teal can position themselves within two points of clinching a playoff spot. Entering tonight’s action, if the season ended today, not only would your tickets to Saturday night’s game vs. the Kings not be usable, but the Sharks would take on Vancouver in round one.
Goaltender Antti Niemi is 5-0-1 in the last six games, allowing only nine goals, for a 1.50 goals against average. Joe Pavelski has been a big offensive boost lately with two-two goal games in the last four contest. He now leads Team Teal in goals with 31.
The winner of tonight’s game will take the 8th spot, but will be within striking distance of the Kings in the Pacific Division lead. Nonetheless, a “humangus beeg” game with crazy weather as a side story. LET’S PUCKING DO THIS!
Before we go, a great big happy birthday wish to the one and only, Comcast Sportsnet Sharks reporter Brodie Brazil, who is in Dallas tonight. Definitely, won’t forget this birthday!