Resurgent San Jose Sharks Return Favor for Previous Defeats; Win Streak to Four

March 28th, 2010 by Patrick Goulding II Leave a reply »

A vastly depleted San Jose Sharks squad gutted out a gritty win against a determined and desperate Colorado Avalanche team Sunday night to sweep their three-game home stand and push their win streak to four straight in regulation, as they continue to recover from their worst swoon since 1997.

Sunday’s game marked the first time since Joe Thornton joined the team in a blockbuster deal with Boston in 2005 that he was not in the lineup for San Jose.

This ended a streak of 398 consecutive games, dating back to his days with the Bruins, without Thornton missing from action.

Jumbo Joe suffered a lower body injury in the second period of Saturday night’s game against Vancouver, as he fell awkwardly into the corner boards chasing a puck. He avoided the injured reserve list and has been listed as day-to-day. All indications from the team suggest he will return to action soon.

But that was of little consolation to the Sharks Sunday, as they had to face Colorado without their top center.

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