To quote our Lead Writer, ALH Gist, this road trip is “humangus beeg.” The San Jose Sharks begin their “Tennis Road Trip” with nine games away from the Shark Tank. Tonight begins a back to back that concludes Monday in Washington. It is one of three back to backs on this trek across the country. One that will certainly could decide the team’s playoff fate.
Coming off a nice strong effort against the Chicago Blackhawks, it’s time for the Sharks to finally get some consistancy going. This road trip will feature seven teams fighting for playoff spots, morning and early afternoon games. At the same time, fighting off Los Angeles to stay afloat of the Pacific Division.
Logan Couture continued his point streak on Friday night and has turned up the heat offensively. Joe Thornton continues to shoot the puck (though some will say he passed it hard toward the net) and putting up more goals. If this team can continue to provide consistent, smart play, they can do very well.
This is the Sharks longest road trip in years, but not a franchise record. In 1998-99, Team Teal went on a then NHL-record 10-game road trip, going 4-5-1.
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