A Complete Effort?

There’s certainly no argument about the result – the Sharks rolled the Avalanche 5-1 last night, with scoring coming from all four lines, allowing just one goal, Niemi looking solid in net, getting a power play goal, and allowing none in return.

There were just a few moments all night where the Sharks weren’t in control of the tempo – late in the first period and then again for a brief spell in the second. The score could have been 7-1 if Thornton and ‘Somebody Else’ (Maybe it was Handzus?) hadn’t hit the post.

On top of that, the Sharks took advantage of timely losses to jump to first in the Division. So, what now? There are 6 games remaining, all of them are still crucial, and no more so than Wednesday night – Sharks v. Ducks in Anaheim. The Ducks are 4-1 against the Sharks this year and really looked dominate in the most recent game, but the Ducks are also out of the running for the playoffs. Wins Wednesday and Thursday (v. Phoenix) would put the Sharks in the driver seat… stay tuned.

p.s. Maybe its just me, but Havlat has really looked good the past few games – lots of deft maneuvering with the puck to create opportunities. I don’t recall him doing this earlier in the year.

p.p.s. One continuing note of concern: defensive zone turnovers. It seems to be a combination of just being to casual – the little dump pass that can’t be handled, and just making bad choices – the pass into traffic when it sure seems there are better options. Against a team that really jumps on those I think we’re still in trouble.

Advertisements
Categories: Sharks Hockey | Tags: , | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

'Til The Not-Fat-Lady Sings

Random Ramblings From A Long And VERY Winding Road Toward Health

Fat Cyclist

It's like reality TV. Except it's real. And there's no TV.

barbaricyalp

America: 12,000 miles & 45 days

%d bloggers like this: