In a span of nine seconds, the Sharks got goals from Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau and turned a tight game into a rout, beating the Canucks 5-2 and grabbing a commanding 3-0 lead.
The Sharks can end the series Tuesday night with a victory in Game 4 at HP, where they’ve lost just twice all season in regulation.
- Eric Gilmore, NHL.com
Thus, the idea that the local coaster could live contently with merely the usual sports section sturm und drang may tell you a bit about how San Antonio views the next four to seven events.
It doesn’t tell you what the Spurs themselves think about it, because (a) the Spurs don’t overlook teams and (b) they don’t say much either way.
Point B doesn’t mean much. Point A does, because the best teams don’t look past opponents they regard as beneath them. In fact they don’t really regard opponents as beneath them. They may beat them flat to show their relative stages of development, but they don’t skip the preparation part. That’s how the Spurs became one of the best teams of the last 15 years. They don’t take mental days off.
- Ray Ratto, CSN Bay Area
San Francisco Giants Extend Mastery of Dodgers
The Giants picked a good evening to invite a national television audience into their cozy waterfront home. Fans around the country got a good glimpse of how things work around here.
They saw clutch hits, rabid fans, the end of a series sweep within the division, the closer shooting his finger into the sky and, of course, the late-inning angst that forces even the steeliest fans to bring an extra pair of undergarments just in case.
- Henry Schulman, San Francisco Chronicle