SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) If Joel Ward needed any reminder of how close the San Jose Sharks came to winning the Stanley Cup, it was right there in front of him one night this summer in his hometown of Toronto.
While Ward was out getting dinner with his girlfriend, he ran right into a Stanley Cup celebration party held by Pittsburgh defenseman Trevor Daley.
"I just happened to sneak a peek at a bar downtown and it was his," Ward said. "I had to go chug a beer when I got home. Let it go. But understood. Hats off to them. They won."