To call that deflection intentional is probably extremely, extremely generous. After all, as the saying goes, every hockey player's got a plan until they get pucked in the face. That said, with that particular hockey player having long been blessed with the innate ability to damn near defy physics and geometry by tipping high-speed projectiles with perfect placement, I sort of feel as though even his face instinctually knew how to absorb vulcanized rubber in a way that would propel it towards the back of the net.
Of course, it's more plausible that he was simply lucky in that his initial reaction to having his jaw get jacked up just so happened to be turning his head in a direction that allowed for the redirection to put the Sharks up early. However, in the same way that fortune favors the bold, benefit of the doubt favors the guy that's made quite the career out of using just about anything and everything at his disposal to add a marked margin for error to any shot sent within the general vicinity of the net. Therefore, if only as a sympathetic gesture to someone who definitely woke up feeling like he got sucker-punched with a frying pan the night prior, I'm going to say that Joe Pavelski had some spur-of-the-moment motive to make sure his impending dental appointment wasn't in vain. Especially during the playoffs.
::insert unoriginal and unnecessary jab at every other professional sport for being played predominantly by unworthy sissy boys::