Just when it looked like San Jose was headed towards a split with the Los Angeles Kings on the road, 22 seconds that both the Sharks and their fans would like to forget sent them to their second straight loss in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
A pair of late penalties led to the two power play goals in that brief 22 second window late in the third period by Dustin Brown and Trevor Lewis and sank the Sharks hopes of returning to San Jose with the series tied at 1-1.
Despite the heartbreaking loss, the Sharks players did not appear all that disheartened. Asked how long it would take the Sharks to get over the loss and the 2-0 hole they find themselves in, Captain Joe Thornton responded “ten minutes.”
Thornton went on to explain, “We played well. We just didn’t win. We thought we deserved a better fate but that’s playoff hockey. They did their job. They got two at home. Now we have to go home and do our job. You get in penalty trouble later on, it happens, but now we...