That old adage rings true in both sports and life, but it was especially applicable to one specific sequence in Monday’s Sharks-Jets game in San Jose.
During the second period, Sharks forward Joel Ward was absolutely rocked by a massive hit from Winnipeg defenseman Marc Stuart. Not great for Ward and San Jose right? Well, you lose some.
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But after Ward was separated from the puck by the crushing collision, one of his teammates collected it and fed a streaking Timo Meier, who scored a beautiful breakaway goal just seconds later. That’s an assist for Ward. You win some!
It was a pretty incredible sequence and luckily Ward wasn’t too much worse for the wear. His two-point day at the office helped the Sharks come away with a 5-2 win, so he won a few more than he lost on Monday.