Sharks' goalie Antti Niemi (Photo: Mafue)

Our community engagement specialist, Ian Hill, tells the story of yesterday’s playoff elimination of the San Jose Sharks, through chronologically ordered text, photos, video, and frantic fan tweets. You can also watch a recap of the game, including the heartbreaking ending in double OT, at

Today’s Mark Purdy column in the Merc captures the mood of fans with this opening sentence: “The only worse way to lose an elimination playoff game in hockey would be … well, frankly, there might not be a worse way.”


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor for KQED's daily health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED News Fix.

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