There's not a whole lot to say about that one. Marty did so well for so long, and who knows where the Stars are without him against the Sharks. But that mistake at the end was ghastly. Marty, for his part, said as much and tried to find some humor in the situation. "I guess that's why they made me second star," he said afterward.
Said coach Dave Tippett, "(Marty) played a very good game. It was a tough game and the goaltending went well. But we made a mistake that cost us. They say you learn from adversity, well we've had plenty."
Now I know this was a hard one, but I think the Stars are starting to show some signs of better hockey. Their offense didn't do much through two, but they were pretty strong in other aspects. It's going to take more time for the Stars to get back to what they used to be, but any positive signs they can get they have to build on immediately.
Oh yeah, that Sharks team is pretty friggin' good, too. Still, it's wins that count and the Stars don't have enough. If they play this way against the Kings, I think they'll go home feeling pretty good.
It's hard to believe they didn't walk out of here with at least a point. But there you have it. The Sharks were pursuing more at the end, looking for that final shot, while the Stars were more in defensive mode. That's fine, but when a chance comes...
Oh well, I'm going to enjoy a day in San Francisco tomorrow while the Stars take tomorrow off in L.A. Happy Sunday everyone.