Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Stalock's First NHL Victory! Let the Rise to Super Stardom Begin

Alex Stalock won his first NHL game on Tuesday night in dramatic fashion. He came in for Antti Niemi midway through the second period down 3-0 and stopped nine shots, including one lackluster breakaway, on the way to a 4-3 win. Patrick Marleau scored the game-winner shorthanded with six minutes left, you can see the full game highlights here.

The post-game interview was pretty sweet despite the lack of his usual acrobatic highlight reel. It was awesome to see the Sharks fans support him like that after his first NHL appearance. It's still more likely than not that Stalock will only get a taste of the NHL this season, but I have a feeling he will enjoy many more post-victory interviews in front of cheering fans in the future.

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