Sharks Bite Back, Force Game 6

By: TC Martin

The San Jose Sharks finally woke up after losing three straight games to the Vegas Golden Knights and were on the brink of playoff elimination.  The Sharks responded with determination and aggression like we haven’t seen since the opening game of the best of seven series in winning Game 5, 5-2 Thursday Night in San Jose.

The common theme in this seines has been early goals and instead of the Knights being the team that scored first, this time it was the Sharks.  Tomas Hertl scored 1:16 into the contest in getting the San Jose crowd into it early. This was a sign of things to come.  The Sharks scored again 10 minutes later on Logan Couture’s goal to make it 2-0 and the Knights were in catch up mode from then on.

San Jose goaltender, Martin Jones, who has been the target of many in this series for giving up a plethora of goals, was spectacular in Game 5.  Jones was pulled from the two of the past three games but was a difference maker in this contest.  Jones made 30 saves including a brilliant pad save on Reilly Smith’s shot midway through the third period with the Knights trailing 3-2.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves for the Knights after pitching a shutout in Game 4 but couldn’t hold hold off a aggressive Sharks team in this do or die battle for the Sharks.  The story for each game thus far has been the team that has been more physical has won.  For the first time in three games, the Sharks outhit Vegas 34-23.

The Sharks have life and will now try to force the series back to San Jose for a deciding Game 7.  The series shifts back to T-Mobile Arena for a clinching Game 6 for Vegas on Easter Sunday.  We will see if the Sharks can continue their resurrection with the same fight and grit they displayed on Thursday night.

Author: TC Martin

“The Doctor” TC Martin is back in Las Vegas where his sports talk radio career began. The TC Martin Show has informed and entertained millions of sports talk radio listeners both nationally and locally since 1992. The program is unique in so many facets. From TC’s high octane personality and diverse knowledge to innovative production elements and quality special guests, the show is truly one of kind. The show focuses on the hot daily sports topics with energetic commentary and live listener interaction with a call-in format. The program is high on information and entertainment while giving listeners the opportunity to hear from the biggest names in the sports and the entertainment industry. Listeners appreciate the wide range of guests, knowledge and topics that TC brings on a daily basis giving listeners a much needed reason to tune in everyday. The TC Martin Show has aired nationally in over 100 markets on the Sports Entertainment Network and Sports Fan Radio Network originating from the Las Vegas studios. In local markets TC worked at KVEG (Las Vegas), KHTK (Sacramento) WDUZ and WNFL (Green Bay) and WSSP (Milwaukee). He worked very closely with all the professional and collegiate teams in those markets including hosting pre and post game shows and players and coaches shows. TC has a unique entertaining and passionate style that immediately connects with listeners. He is known as one of the most entertaining and well-rounded knowledgeable sports talk show hosts in the country. The TC Martin Show is an addictive and fun experience for all sports fans. More about TC... Wrestling and Boxing fans in Las Vegas may remember that TC founded the NWC (National Wrestling Conference) in 1994 and hosted the locally produced television program “NWC Slammin”. The NWC sold out monthly shows at it’s home venues The Silver Nugget and Aladdin Hotel & Casino. The NWC featured the biggest names in professional wrestling including The Ultimate Warrior, Cactus Jack, Sabu, Terry Funk, Rob Van Dam, Jake The Snake Roberts, Junkyard Dog, Honky Man and so many more. TC also has been very involved in the boxing industry while announcing many boxing events in Las Vegas and promoting shows and managing world championship fighters.

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