How about that Matti Norstrom?

No, seriously.  That friendly Swede is having an amazing playoff run.  Not only did he help with Morrownators OT goal in game 1, but scored it in game 3 to put the Stars up 3-0 in the series. 

Last night, the Sharks came out to win, and that definitely showed in the first 2 periods.  Patrick Marleau who seemed almost invisible the first 2 games managed to score an unassisted short handed goal to put the Sharks up 1-0 in the first period.  The lead held until the 3rd period. 

The Stars started both the second andthird periods on a power play.  They ended up having a 5-3 30 seconds into the 3rd period, and it was that that got the Stars rolling.  Sergei Zubov, in only his 2nd game back, got one past Nabokov to make it 1-1.  Mike Ribeiro and Brad Richards assisted on that goal, what a group.  From then on, it was a full out attack from the Stars end, controlling most of the play.  Neither team, however, was able to get the puck past either goalie, despite Hagman getting an unsuccessful penalty shot 10 minutes into the 3rd, so it was time to go to overtime for the 2nd time this series.

What is there to say, the Stars never let up.  They kept grinding and wore down what came to be a very tired Sharks team.  Then, over 4 minutes into the first OT, Ribeiro got the puck to Norstrom who shot it.  It deflected off of a Shark and went in.   Perfect.

Both goalies played extremely well and both gave their teams a chance to win, the Stars just had more want and desire in them to get what needed to be done done.  They go again tonight at 8pm, This will be interesting.


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3 Responses to “How about that Matti Norstrom?”

  1. Myra Says:

    I so wanted Hags to make that penalty shot. You could see him trying to compose himself before hand but, man, it was such a pressure cooker, the crowd was going wild. Knew it was going to be a tough one to make.

  2. Jen Says:

    Oh Hagman, I was so rooting for the crazy, crooked-helmet finnja.

  3. Myra Says:

    Oh Hagman, I was so rooting for the crazy, crooked-helmet finnja.

    Has anyone ever said why Hagman’s helmet is always on crooked?

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