San Jose continued their run of strong hockey with three victories last week.
The San Jose Sharks are going back to the playoffs this season, though not quite official at the moment; however, with 10 games remaining, the only real question is who the Sharks will face off against once they get there.
As things stand at the moment, San Jose sits in third place in the Pacific with a 41-24-6 record and 88 points. The Sharks are trying to catch the Anaheim Ducks, who sit one point ahead of San Jose with a game in hand also. The Kings might be a tad too far away, although the two teams do have one more meeting a week from today.
San Jose did kick off their season-high, six-game home stand in fine fashion, dispatching of the New York Rangers and Arizona Coyotes on back-to-back nights as the Sharks continue their improvement on home ice.
With the playoffs quickly approaching, get caught up on all the latest Sharks news and notes in this week’s roundup:
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- Norris Trophy odds show Erik Karlsson a step above the rest
- Red hot Couture provides a much needed boost
- Sharks return to SAP in sight
- Ryan Donato shines in his revenge game
- Tomas Hertl is off to a hot start
– Joe Pavelski assumed the captaincy for team teal this season and all Pavelski has done is continue to pave the way for this Sharks group. He remains captain clutch for this San Jose team as he seems to step up at just the right times whenever a big goal is needed.
– The Sharks hosted the Boston Bruins on Tuesday in a hotly-contested matchup between two of the highest scoring teams in the league. San Jose was able to secure a 3-2 victory as Joonas Donskoi’s power play goal late in the third was the difference in this one.
– Despite this run of great play from the boys in teal, they haven’t been able to track down either of their SoCal rivals. However, the Sharks continue to hang in the race and will apply pressure all the way until the end of the year.
– Finally, the San Jose Barracuda are trying to join the Sharks in the postseason this year as well. However, the Barracuda find themselves out of the mix by just percentage points with the season quickly winding down.
San Jose returns to action tomorrow night in what will be a playoff-like atmosphere as the Sharks welcome in the St. Louis Blues for the final time this season. It should be a good one between two teams that could make some noise when the postseason kicks off in a couple weeks.