The Sharks went 4-0 last week in case you had not noticed. They are 7-0-1 in their last eight games, their lone loss coming in a shootout to Boston.
The Sharks scored 22 goals last week. Evgeni Nabokov gave up 5. I want to give a lot of credit this season to Nabby who is playing fantastic, especially in the last year of his current contract.
From the four games last week the Sharks were actually out-shot in three of the four games. The only game where the Sharks registered more goals than their opponents was against Calgary when they scored nine goals.
Out of the four wins from last week, only the Ducks are not currently in the playoff picture. The Sharks defeated the Flames, Sabres, and Kings……..all of whom would be in the playoffs if they in fact started today.
The Sharks are 1st in the West and 2nd in the NHL with a +51 goal differential. Only the Capitals have a better differential at +52.
Joe Pavelski had 8 points
Ryan Clowe had 5 points
Jed Ortmeyer had 6 points
Manny Malhotra had 5 points
Scott Nichol had 5 points
Now that’s what I like to call production from you secondary scoring lines
This week the Sharks only have two games: Thursday against Chicago for first place in the Western Conference, and Saturday against the Minnesota Wild. I am greatly anticipating a crazy game come Thursday as the two top teams in the NHL square off at the Shark Tank