Hottest Team in the NHL: The Sharks Are on a Feeding Frenzy

December 31st, 2009 by Andy Bensch Leave a reply »
December 2009 was shaking out to be a month the San Jose Sharks would like to forget, that is, up until two weeks ago. The Sharks were in the midst of a five game win-less streak where they went 0-2-3, and only had one victory since the calendar flipped to the last month of the year.

Going into a home contest against the Anaheim Ducks back on the 17th, San Jose had just one victory in December. However, since that night the Sharks have rolled off six wins in a row, their latest of which being a 5-2 thumping of the Washington Capitals on Wednesday.

The game was touted as a potential finals-preview and many thought it would be a close game from beginning to end.  But thanks to the sharp shooting of Joe Pavelski and penalty shot goals by Ryane Clowe and Joe Thornton, the Sharks were in control of this one from start to finish.

Now it is no question the Sharks have the top-six talent to put up a performance of this fashion but all season long there have been questions about whether or not the defense and the secondary scoring would be able to suffice.

While it was clear that San Jose had depth at the forward position, it wasn't always c ...

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