San Jose Sharks Weekly Roundup

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The San Jose Sharks appeared to have an opportunity last week to snap out of their losing streak, but the Sharks losing ways continued as they lost all three games for the second consecutive weeks.

San Jose’s losing streak now stands at six games following their 2-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night as the Sharks remain winless in the month of December.

Get caught up on another frustrating week of Sharks hockey in the latest weekly roundup:

– San Jose’s week got off to a rough start as the Sharks traveled to Western Canada to take on the Calgary Flames. After coming back twice in the first period, San Jose succumbed to a Calgary team that dominated the second period. The Flames emerged with a 4-2 victory over the Sharks, extending their losing streak to four games.

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– The next night, the Sharks continued their trek in Canada, facing their former coach Todd McLellan and the Edmonton Oilers for the first time this year. Once again, San Jose came back from two one-goal deficits to take a 3-2 lead midway through the third period following a goal from Joe Pavelski. Unfortunately, the Sharks were unable to hold their lead as the Oilers scored a late equalizer before Taylor Hall won the game for Edmonton in overtime.

– San Jose received some good news as Logan Couture was able to return for the matchup against Calgary. Unfortunately, Couture suffered another lower-body injury against the Oilers which will keep him out until at least after the Christmas break as Doug Wilson updated his status.

– The Sharks have been a streaky team all season as evidenced by their extended winning streaks, followed by long losing streaks such as their current predicament. San Jose needs to establish some measure of consistency if they’re going to turn their season around.

– On the positive side, the San Jose Barracuda have picked up their play of late, winning four of their last five games. Leading the charge for San Jose last week was Barclay Goodrow who was named AHL Player of the Week after registering four goals, three assists and a plus-seven rating as the Barracuda won both of their games last week.

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It won’t be easy for the Sharks to emerge from their current rut as they must now hit the road for a five-game trip before the holiday break. The road trip kicks off against the Eastern Conference leading Montreal Canadiens, before wrapping up with games against the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings.

San Jose will be looking to duplicate their success on the road after piecing together a perfect 6-0 trip earlier this year; otherwise, it could be a long holiday season for the Sharks who could continue their tumble down the Pacific Division standings.