San Jose picked a bad time to hit a rut, dropping three-straight as the division crown slips away.
For the first time in more than two months, the San Jose Sharks have found themselves trying to rediscover their game. San Jose has dropped their past three games, all at home, following their 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars on Saturday afternoon.
With the Sharks hitting the skids, it’s looking more and more certain that San Jose will find themselves as either the second, but most likely the third seed in the Pacific when the playoffs commence in two weeks.
Get caught up on all the latest Sharks news and notes in this week’s roundup:
– San Jose has been missing a couple of key pieces of late as Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Joonas Donskoi have both missed time with injury. Team teal will need both back in the lineup as soon as possible in order to make a postseason run.
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– James Reimer has been a nice addition to this Sharks team as he’s given Peter DeBoer a capable backup whom he can turn to in order to give Martin Jones a breather between the pipes. His acquisition makes this one of the deepest San Jose teams in recent memory.
– The Sharks squandered a golden opportunity when they let a two-goal lead slip away against the Edmonton Oilers as they allowed the Oilers a four-goal second period en route to a 6-3 victory over San Jose.
– Team teal began the week by hosting the St. Louis Blues for the final time this season. Despite a very good performance on this night, Brian Elliott was the difference in net, shutting out the Sharks by a 1-0 margin as San Jose couldn’t find the back of the net even though they controlled a majority of the game.
– The San Jose Barracuda continue their pursuit of a Calder Cup playoff berth in their inaugural campaign as the Barracuda find themselves occupying the final spot with less than 10 games remaining in the regular season. It should be a dramatic race to the finish for Roy Sommer’s crew.
The Sharks will look to snap their losing streak when they wrap up their six-game home stand tonight with a visit from the rival Los Angeles Kings. This will be one of the few remaining measuring stick games for team teal as they prepare for the Stanley Cup playoffs, and what better way to test yourself than against the division-leading Kings.