Game Review – 2/23/09 (DAL vs SJS)

by Chelsea

Mostly This:

Dunno who showed up from San Jose but the team that played against Dallas for the first two periods did not look like a team who leads the league in points.

Little Bit of This: 

Only one goal was scored, at 7:55 in the third period by Devin Setoguchi. The Stars weren’t able to score in the 48ish minutes before and didn’t manage it in the 12 after. It wasn’t so much that the Sharks won the two points as it was Nabokov stole them from the Stars.

Too Much of This:

Injuries just to centers…

Brad Richards: 6-8 weeks with a broken wrist.

Mike Modano: day-to-day with the flu

Toby Petersen: 4+ weeks with a broken foot

Yup. Stars played over half of this game with basically two centers both working overtime. Mike Ribeiro deserves a big gold star for his efforts. Brian Sutherby… well, who would have thought how important he’d be when we picked him up? 

And Just Enough of This: 

Dallas played a disciplined game, putting the Sharks up a man only three times. During each penalty kill, everyone was moving in front of pucks to block shots or intercept passes. Sharks PP got absolutely nowhere, a big part of what kept the game scoreless for so long. 

The youth had a solid night too, when it came to stepping on special teams. Mark Fistric saw some time on the PK, and lead the team in blocked shots with four. Fabian Brunnstrom and James Neal both saw time (and good opportunities) on the power play. 

SHR +/-: 

Mike Modano: one for trying to continue his career-best consecutive games streak despite fighting the flu; +1
Toby Petersen: one sympathy point; +1
Brian Sutherby: one for leading in shots on goal; +1
Mark Fistric: one for leading in blocked shots; +1
Marty Turco: two for a stellar effort but minus-one for still letting in a sorta soft goal; +1
Joel Lundqvist: one for an overall strong game; +1
Mike Ribeiro: one for being a good top line center when the team really needed one; +1
Fabian Brunnstrom: one for being the super-determined rookie while Neal takes a slight mental vacation; +1




One Comment to “Game Review – 2/23/09 (DAL vs SJS)”

  1. Too bad the Stars couldn’t pull out a win. They definitely were the better team – Nabokov was just the best player out there for either team


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