As the San Jose Sharks size up their Western Conference rivals. Which potential match-up will give Team Teal the greatest amount of adversity?
As the regular season winds down, the San Jose Sharks have been able to tread water, tied deeply into the Western Conference playoff push.
Despite a recent rough stretch of home games, the Sharks look to re-establish confidence and chemistry while recover to a fully healthy and hungry squad before the page turns to the next daunting chapter: the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Head Coach Peter DeBoer’s team ranks second in a closely contested Pacific Division. They’ve been able to hold steady behind the Calgary Flames by five points.
It’s surreal to see the Sharks in this position. More often than not, the San Jose Sharks aren’t fighting for regular season divisional supremacy at this point in the season.
This newly revamped, offensively minded Sharks squad has their eyes set not only on being the best in the Pacific Division, but the best in the West.
However the charge for a Western Conference regular season championship should not distract from the ultimate goal, their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.
The San Jose Sharks dawn a conference-best 29-11-3 record against western opponents, including a 15-6-3 record over Pacific foes. This puts them at an advantage against just about any opponent they match-up against in the Western Conference. However it seems that there are five teams in the that can pose as tremendously tough challenges for the Sharks in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.