As I mentioned last year, my favorite hockey team is the San Jose Sharks. That's mainly because when I was nine years old, I got to play at one of their games as the "in-between periods" entertainment. It's always fun when they bring out little kids to play for a bit during the break.
The Sharks are a pretty good team. They've made the playoffs ten seasons in a row, at this point. The problem is that they always lose in the playoffs. I still haven't decided what's worse: if they start losing right away, or if they play well for a while, then start losing.
They started off really well, this year. They scored 17 goals in the first three games! That's an average of 5 2/3 goals per game. If Blogger wasn't being a jerk right now, I'd share an awesome photo of me and my girlfriend at Game 2.
But after Game 3, they lost four games in a row and got kicked out of the playoffs. This is the third time in five seasons that they were ejected after a four game losing streak. In these four games, they scored 5 goals overall, for an average of 1 and 1/4 goals per game. You might have noticed that this is less than a quarter of their scoring average for the first three games. Oh, well. Maybe we'll win next year! Or at least, not lose horribly. I'll settle for not losing horribly.