Today is Benn Ferriero's birthday... if you don't know who he is, you're probably not alone. Tonight's Western Conference semi-finals game against the Red Wings the first career playoff game for this fourth line forward... and only the 2nd time he's played since February 5th.
However fans all around San Jose are celebrating along with Ferriero after he ended the game with an overtime goal. This is the fourth time this postseason that the Sharks have pulled off an overtime victory... and outside of the amazing game 3... come from behind victory against the Kings... this might be the most memorable. At least it will be for the birthday boy.
Happy 24th Birthday Benn!
Speaking of birthdays... Nicklas Lidstrom (who scored the Red Wings lone goal) celebrated his 41st birthday yesterday. I guess we're lucky that the first game of the series didn't start a day earlier.