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What a fucking beatdown that was! It wasn't just the St. Louis Blues telling San Jose "not today," it was their bench and their fans and the officials and the entire freaking universe! Those Sharks looked broken at the end of that game eh.
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I'm glad I picked St. Louis in my pool.
San Jose is toast.
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I'm glad I picked St. Louis in my pool.
San Jose is toast.

That's two minutes for jinxing it!!!!

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Heck of a game, Blues! Gotta wonder how different that game would have been if that shot ten seconds in had gone in instead of hitting the post.

The Sharks bench was looking pretty sparse there at the end. Almost looked like there were more players on the ice than on the bench!
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Omg, I was at the game today. That was the worst loss I ever personally witnessed in my life.
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Well, damn. The Blues sure opened that can of Whup Ass today. And the Sharks sure choked on it and got pummeled by it.

Congrats, Blues and fans, you done good today and you’ve put the Sharks into a serious hole to get out of. Can they do it? Man, I hope so.
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One thing that struck me. After the Hurricanes lost their series, their fans stayed til the end, and gave their team an ovation to thank them for the good season they gave, and offer them support. The Sharks fans left early, and the arena was dead quiet. That's got to add to the hurt.
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One thing that struck me. After the Hurricanes lost their series, their fans stayed til the end, and gave their team an ovation to thank them for the good season they gave, and offer them support. The Sharks fans left early, and the arena was dead quiet. That's got to add to the hurt.
I’m proud to say I stayed to the very last second, even though it was a miserable experience.
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One thing that struck me. After the Hurricanes lost their series, their fans stayed til the end, and gave their team an ovation to thank them for the good season they gave, and offer them support. The Sharks fans left early, and the arena was dead quiet. That's got to add to the hurt.
The arena was dead quiet, for sure, but I didn't notice people leaving until there were only about 4 minutes left, when Schwarz scored his 3rd (and 5th for St. Louis). THEN people were, IMO, able to see that the watching the last 4 minutes would be pointless except to say they watched it all (sorry, suranyi). I don't really blame anyone for walking out after watching only 56 minutes of what is sure to be a full 60 minute beatdown eh.
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I’m proud to say I stayed to the very last second, even though it was a miserable experience.
A true fan! Let's hope they bring it to the Blues in St. Louis tomorrow. Bring that can of whup ass.
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I've been meaning to ask. What is the logo on the Carolina Hurricanrs' alternate jersey supposed to be?
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I've been meaning to ask. What is the logo on the Carolina Hurricanrs' alternate jersey supposed to be?
It's the nautical flag code for "hurricane warning." Also notice the space between the flags is roughly the shape of North Carolina.

ETA: If it were one flag it would mean "storm warning."

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It's the nautical flag code for "hurricane warning." Also notice the space between the flags is roughly the shape of North Carolina.

ETA: If it were one flag it would mean "storm warning."
Ah. Thank you.
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It's the nautical flag code for "hurricane warning." Also notice the space between the flags is roughly the shape of North Carolina.

ETA: If it were one flag it would mean "storm warning."
Thanks for the explanation. It's an odd logo.

I remember going to a Washington Nationals game and a local fan there said their W is like the Walgreens logo.
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One thing that struck me. After the Hurricanes lost their series, their fans stayed til the end, and gave their team an ovation to thank them for the good season they gave, and offer them support. The Sharks fans left early, and the arena was dead quiet. That's got to add to the hurt.
Fans always stay if it's the confirmed final game of the season. It's possible that a lot of the Sharks fans who left early felt they won't see their team again, however it's much more likely that if that had been an eliminating game, those same Sharks fans would've stayed until the end, despite the lopsided score.

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I remember going to a Washington Nationals game and a local fan there said their W is like the Walgreens logo.
If you look carefully, there's what appears to be a time-traveling Washington Nationals hat in The Karate Kid (1984).

ETA: (It's actually a Washington Senators hat, circa right before they moved to Texas and became the Rangers. Also, coincidentally, the actor wearing the hat in the movie was named "Larry Drake," a name he shared with an actual baseball player who played four games for the Senators in 1948.)


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Lost track of time because the news ran late because of severe weather coverage in the area. Turned the game on a minute and a half late, Blues had scored already!

I hope they wrap it up tonight... gotta believe the Blues do NOT want to go back to San Jose for a game 7.
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Thanks for the explanation. It's an odd logo.

I remember going to a Washington Nationals game and a local fan there said their W is like the Walgreens logo.
Any way a pro sports franchise will find to try to get fans to buy more of its merchandise, it will do it. Coming up with "alternate" uniforms is one of those ways (I don't deny that some alternate jerseys/uniforms are pretty cool. But not ALL of them!).
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San Jose is eating a shark sandwich after the first.
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OK; St. Louis is not fucking around at all anymore.
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Indeed, SJ has about 20 minutes to turn it around. They've certainly been trying, but it's not coming to anything so far.
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OMG this is gonna be a fantastic Stanley Cup series!
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YAY BLUES!!!!!!


(I'm disappointed it's not my Pens, but since it can't be us, I really, REALLY want to see the Blues win!)

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I have absolutely "no skin in the game" on this but maybe St. Louis is going to its first Stanley Cup Finals in 49 years because of that bogus goal that San Jose was allowed to get away with at the end of Game 3. Who knows? I still think Boston takes the Cup, though.
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So great for the Blues to get this at home. Such a happy crowd.
And yeah, I think that game 3 loss really lit a fire under them, and made them hungrier for the wins.
I like the Blues well enough, but I really really really admire Tuukka Rask. My admiration for him overcomes my dislike of the antics of Marchand. Looking forward to seeing the games. Such a long wait!
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Wow. As a Chicagoan, this feels weird to say, but Go Blues!!!!!
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(I'm disappointed it's not my Pens, but since it can't be us, I really, REALLY want to see the Blues win!)
And I'm with you, sister Guin.
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Darn, Sharks, heartbreak. They just came up short.

Congrats to the Blues, and go get that cup!
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Let's hope for a repeat of the 1970 Cup finals! Go Bruins!
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If St. Louis wins the Cup they will become the 5th and last team (out of 6) from the 1967 expansion to win.
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Seconded. Three championships in one year would be awesome, posted the lady from Boston.
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I was at the game last night. I have NEVER heard a crowd so LOUD. It was amazing.

My son and I agreed this was the biggest, best sporting event we have ever witnessed.

Lets Go Blues....
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I was at the game last night. I have NEVER heard a crowd so LOUD. It was amazing.

My son and I agreed this was the biggest, best sporting event we have ever witnessed.

Lets Go Blues....
Being there for a win like that, it’s great — the whole place is one big party. It’s like everyone there, even if you don’t know them, are all your good friends.
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I was at the game last night. I have NEVER heard a crowd so LOUD. It was amazing.

My son and I agreed this was the biggest, best sporting event we have ever witnessed.

Lets Go Blues....
That is fantastic; I'm so happy for you both! Fewer than 20,000 people got to see that game with their own eyes, and y'all were a part of that group! That totally fucking rocks!
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Well, even though I’m a Sharks fan primarily, at this point I’m rooting for the Blues. They’ve never won the Cup, haven’t even been to the Final in decades.
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Well, even though I’m a Sharks fan primarily, at this point I’m rooting for the Blues. They’ve never won the Cup, haven’t even been to the Final in decades.
Same here, on both counts. Sharks fan rooting for the Blues.
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Being there for a win like that, it’s great — the whole place is one big party. It’s like everyone there, even if you don’t know them, are all your good friends.
No shit !!~

It wads kinda like ending lyrics of one of my favorite Dead songs....

The sky was yellow and the sun was blue,
Strangers stoppin' strangers just to shake their hand,
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Wikipedia on Droughts by sport (emphasis mine):
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In the NHL, the New York Rangers suffered a 54-year Stanley Cup drought from 1940 until 1994, when they defeated the Vancouver Canucks. The longest current title drought is shared by two teams: the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have not won the Stanley Cup since 1967, and the St. Louis Blues, who entered the league when it doubled in size the following season, in 2019 are currently making their first appearance in the Cup Final since 1970).
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I was at the game last night. I have NEVER heard a crowd so LOUD. It was amazing.

My son and I agreed this was the biggest, best sporting event we have ever witnessed.

Lets Go Blues....
So fabulous you were there! Congratulations!
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Seconded. Three championships in one year would be awesome, posted the lady from Boston.
That was 2018 -- World Series hasn't even been played this year yet.
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Boston is just big and strong. St. Louis needs to do another quick mental adjust now and come out fired up & ready for Game 2.
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Kudos to Boston. I don't like them, but they're always finding a way to win.
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From what I saw tonight Boston was BY FAR the better team (at least after period #1). In my opinion St. Louis was lucky that it came down to an empty-netter at the end. We'll see how significant Zdeno Chara's injury turns out to be but for right now I think the Bruins are in pretty good shape.
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Chara got a few stitches and said he's fine. I'm more worried about his legs, but there's enough time off between games that I think he'll be rested enough. Frankly, if the B's win the Cup this year I kind of wish he'd retire on the top.
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That was 2018 -- World Series hasn't even been played this year yet.
I said "one year" not "one calendar year." And it would still be awesome.
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In non-play-off news, Kieth Tippet becomes the new Oilers coach.
Their ninth coach in 11 years.
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In non-play-off news, Kieth Tippet becomes the new Oilers coach.
Their ninth coach in 11 years.
At first, I thought, that must be a typo, he can't possibly spell his name Kieth. And he doesn't! He spells it "Dave".
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