Mar 20, 2014; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks right wing Brent Burns (88) celebrates with center Joe Thornton (19) and center Joe Pavelski (8) after scoring a goal against the Anaheim Ducks during the third period at SAP Center at San Jose. The Sharks won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks Pre-Playoff Progress Report: Where They Stand Now

Months ago, the San Jose Sharks were positioned well behind the-then surging Anaheim Duck, who led the Pacific Division, and many wondered whether or not the Sharks would be able to catch up. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Months ago, the San Jose Sharks were positioned well behind the-then surging Anaheim Duck, who led the Pacific Division, and many wondered whether the Sharks would be able to catch up.

Although the Sharks failed to beat the Florida Panthers last week Tuesday to take the lead of the Division the Ducks had also lost their match-up against the Washington Capitals, setting up a great battle for the Pacific Division lead Thursday night.

With a shootout loss to the Calgary Flames on Monday night, the Sharks managed to clinch a spot in the postseason for the 10th straight year. If the playoffs started today, they would be playing the Wild.

Aside from the playoff and division race, on Friday, the St. Louis Blues were the team to chase for the President’s Trophy. Now, the Boston Bruins have taken over. Regardless of what team the Sharks will have to face for the President’s Trophy, it is possible that the Sharks can make their way to the top of the League and clinch the President’s Trophy for the first time since the ’08-’09 season.

All scenarios given, one thing’s for sure. This is going to be one hell of a playoff, division, and ;eague race to finish this ’13-’14 regular season.

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