San Jose Sharks: 7-2 Loss Reminds Fans of April Showers

November 26th, 2009 by Andy Bensch Leave a reply »
When a club scores three short-handed goals in a single game, the opposing team isn't  going to win.

But when the three "shorties" build a 3-0 lead and the second two come on the same power-play, the morale of the opposing team can sink no lower.

However, in any sport, overcoming adversity is a must if a team has dreams of winning a league championship.

In Wednesday night's 7-2 loss, the San Jose Sharks stopped playing for a period of nearly 30 minutes.

For exactly 29:35, from the 5:25 mark of the second period to the 15:00 minute mark of the third period the Sharks gave up, packed it in, and just started going through the motions.

Despite being out-shot by at least a 2:1 ratio by the time Chicago winger Patrick Sharp made the score 3-0 at little over five minutes into the second period, the Sharks weren't playing as bad as it seemed.

Neither of the three short-handed goals were due to overall poor performance by the entire power play unit.

As Dan Boyle said in the post-game interviews, the first goal of the game is a shot Nabokov stops "99 times out of 100."

When Joe Thornton accid ...

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