After the loss to The Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night, lack of execution is hurting The Sharks. To their credit, they did have a good first period and a part of the second. The rest of the game The Coyotes took over when Mikkel Boedker scored and they roughly 5 minutes later Michael Stone scored with less than 2 minutes in the second. Not even a minute in the third, Raffi Torres added a goal of his own putting a stranglehold on The Sharks. On the shot clock column for San Jose, their best period in that area was in the 3rd with 17 shots. By the games end, The Sharks peppered a total of 42 shots on Mike Smith, but most of those shots were dead on and coming from the perimeter. This lead to no second or third opportunities for San Jose and making Mike Smith look good in the process, this is Mike Smith’s second shutout against The Sharks with the identical scored of 3-0. Sharks need to do a better job crashing the net and putting more pressure on the opposing netminder if they want to score goals. It is that time of year where goals have to come from the dirty areas near the net, like 5 feet out. If San Jose does just that, then the goals that they have been looking for will come.
By Ryan Bayer -
About the Author
Is from San Jose, CA and is prior service military (US Air Force). Currently pursuing a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication at Ashford University. Loves both cats and dogs, enjoys taking road-trips with family and friends, also enjoys listening to music ranging from pop-culture to techno, a novice hockey player and loves to cook. Favorite teams are San Jose Sharks (NHL), San Jose Earthquakes (MLS), San Francisco Bulls (ECHL), Worcester Sharks (AHL), New York Yankees (MLB), and New York Giants (NFL). In addition, loves to go to airshows and its particularly fond of Molson's Canadian Beer.