Conor Sheary’s goal at 2:35 of overtime gave the Pittsburgh Penguins an 2-1 triumph over the visiting San Jose Sharks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night.
Pittsburgh now lead the best-of-seven championship series 2-0, and if you asked me, The victories could not have come any easier. The San Jose Sharks simply look overwhelmed on the big stage on the Stanley Cup Final.
Pittsburgh has won two out of three periods – and Wednesday’s brief overtime – in each of the first two games, a pair of slim victories: 3-2 in Game 1, and 2-1 in Game 2
The Sharks just can’t seem to find a way to slow down the Penguins long enough to have sustained pressure, or success. The Penguins led just 1-0 after the second period, but it felt like more. At one point San Jose went more than 11 minutes without a shot on goal, and was getting outshot 23-11 after 40 minutes.
Clearly, the Sharks most draw inspiration from the home crowd in Game 3. Or else, the 2016 Stanley Cup Final will be all but over. Unfortunately, for San Jose fans, we are not yet know which Sharks team will be showing up on home-ice. Will it be the team that showcased one of the worst home records in the regular season… Or will it be, The team that beat Nashville consecutive times, after losing the first two games on the road last round…
One thing is clear, the San Jose Sharks will have to make major adjustments If they still plan to win the franchise’s first Stanley Cup in 2016. At least, play the game that brought you to this point.
Right now, the Pittsburgh Penguins hold all the cards as everyone continues to chip in. The scores do not indicate the complete dominance Pittsburgh has displayed.