Did friend turn to foe?
Former Sharks teammates Joe Pavelski and Barclay Goodrow now are competing against each other in the Stanley Cup Final, as Pavelski signed with the Dallas Stars in free agency in July of 2019, while Goodrow was dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning in February in a trade that brought a first-round pick back to San Jose.
The two might have shared a locker room for several seasons, but there doesn’t appear to be any love lost after this hit on Goodrow that Pavelski delivered during Wednesday night’s Game 3.
This apparent blindside hit caused a scrum, as Tampa Bay forward Pat Maroon first expressed his displeasure with the hit on Goodrow, and later forward Cedric Paquette wrapped Pavelski up in a headlock up against the boards.
Pavelski received a pair of two-minute penalties for cross-checking and roughing, while Maroon got slapped with a 10-minute misconduct, and Paquette and Goodrow got two minutes each for roughing.
Goodrow and his squad got the last laugh, as Tampa Bay won 5-2 and took a 2-1 series lead over the Stars.