Sharks defenseman Ian White is the hockey player in the family, but his wife, Tess, is no slouch in the toughness department.

Before Game 7 at HP Pavilion on Thursday night, she felt the onset of labor contractions. It was serious enough for her to send a text message to a team official with a request to please tell her husband -- when the game is over -- that it's time to head to the hospital. Emphasis on "when the game is over."

So while the Sharks were beating Detroit, she was dealing with the pending arrival of their second child.

And when the game was over, she and her husband headed directly to the hospital, where daughter Gracelyn Sophia -- 6 pounds, 11 ounces -- was born at 7:16 a.m. Friday.