TRH RECAP 81 – Greatest Moment in Franchise History

KINGS 1, FLAMES SHARKS 3

Could they come through in the clutch?

Could they fight off all of the negativity flying around the franchise?

Could they somehow do what they’ve been incapable of doing for so long?

…or would they choke again?

No. Not this time.

Last night, they finally broke through. And for a franchise that has longed for a big win in the worst way, they celebrated appropriately.

“There’s a reason why they’ve won two Cups in the last three years, right?” said Flames forward Jiri Hudler Sharks forward Joe Pavelski after the 3-1 win to eliminate the LA Kings. “They’re a heavy team, but they can skate, as well, and they’re super talented. Any win against them is great, but this one is, obviously, special.”

It wasn’t easy, but they worked hard all season to reach this goal.

“We definitely earned this,” said Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman Sharks defenseman Brent Burns.

And it truly was special.

“It was crazy,” said Flames head coach Bob Hartley Sharks head coach Todd McLellan. “Guys were jumping. Sticks were flying every where. We could almost feel fans going through the glass … it’s a great feeling. To pull through in front of our fans was a classy way to do it.”

It was a franchise-defining moment.

San Jose Sharks biggest moment in franchise history

So it’s easy to understand that fans would relish and truly enjoy the moment.

With all sincerity, from the bottom of my heart, I am so happy for the biggest win you have ever experienced, Sharks fans.

PumperNicholl is a lifelong LA Kings fan and actually learned how to speak English from Bob Miller by watching LA Kings games… and the Police Academy movies.You should probably follow PumperNicholl on Twitter @pumpernicholl