Sharks-Stars Game 5 Just Has To End in OT, Eh?

I smell a shutout. That, and a really stinky "room."
Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

I could sit here and try to analyze and dissect tonight’s Game 5 between your Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks all afternoon. But it’s 82 and sunny and, honestly, I don’t wanna.

Besides, what would it help?

As close as these two teams are – three of the four games have been decided by a goal and two have gone into overtime – it’s always a quirky bounce, some rubber off metal or even a deflected slapper off a defenseman’s leg that decides things. You’d have to be crazier than Rev. Jeremiah Wright to think we’ll be treated to anything other than a tight, intense rumble.

And you know what? That’s the beauty, the allure of playoff hockey.

I expect the Stars (4-1 on the road this post-season) to play a high-energy game founded on great goal-tending by Marty Turco and a strong finishing kick in the third period. Up 3-1 in the series they still have some wiggle room, but a loss tonight and Sunday’s Game 6 back here in Dallas would feature some seriously puckering booties.

I’ll go out on a strong, sturdy limb and predict tonight is decided in OT. From there it’s anyone’s guess.

Mine? Stars-Red Wings, here we come. -- Richie Whitt

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.