I haven’t been to a Sharks game in some time and the last time I attended a Sharks playoff game was back in 2007.
Getting to the game was a journey since I drove up to San Jose the day of Game 4. The city was buzzing with people all wearing Sharks gear and the place was excited for the game. As I got to the SAP Center they had different little booths for photos, prizes, music and even the stage was set for NBCSN where fans and cameramen were around.
Inside the arena was pretty nice. But there was a sense of uncertainty. After all, this is the first time the Sharks have been here.
But once we got to our seats, the hype was real strong as the introductions came and Metallica performed.
Unfortunately the game didn’t go well and the place was not as rowdy as I hoped it would be. Being down early takes the fans out of the game. Even though the Sharks got it to 2-1, it just didn’t seem like they were able to get much going. The loss hurt. But still, it was great to be back at The Tank.
I can check this off my list. I attended a Stanley Cup Final game!