I'm guessing rookie Devin Setoguchi
is enjoying a nice flight back to California with the rest of his Shark teammates. His day began preparing for his 1st ever NHL game. He started on a 3rd line but by the 3rd period he found himself on a line with Joe Thornton
and Milan Michalek
. To top off his night, he scored two 3rd period goals within 3 mins
of each other including the game winner in San Jose's 4-2 win in Dallas. He was smart and did what any Thornton linemate
should do when Joe has the puck, go to the net and have your stick on the ice. Both of his goals were carbon copies with Joe camping behind the net and looking out front for a streaking Seto
who one-timed it both times past Marty Turco
looked like a young...well shall I say... Jonathan Cheechoo
. Speaking of which, what has happened to the guy who scored 56 goals just 2 years ago. Tonight we started on the 4th
line and played only 9:48. He did have one assist and cancelled out an icing late in the game with his hustle, but he just doesn't look like the same player. Could it be he is still not over his injury he suffered in the 1st round of the playoffs last year? He does have 2 goals and 3 assists this season which is decent, but he is not getting his normal scoring chances even when playing with Thornton.
3 days off and a home and home series with the LA Kings this weekend.