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 of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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