San Jose Sharks Continue to Struggle with Allowing Shorthanded Goals

December 4th, 2009 by Jason Figueiredo-Dumpit Leave a reply »
The San Jose Sharks' miscues while up a man this season are becoming quite the pesky problem.   

For the second time in five games, the dreaded Short Handed Goal Against (SHGA) reared it’s evil head and forced an abrupt end to a promising Sharks winning streak.   

Notching a tally in the SHGA column is one of the gravest sins you can commit in the game of hockey. 

When this unfortunate turn of events happens to your team, it is easy to just throw away the occurrence as a fluke.  Considering there is a 12-to-one chance that a “shorty” actually occurred in the last game you watched, a SHGA is not exactly a common happening.    

Currently, 8.9-percent of NHL games have a shorthanded goal occur, which is considerably lower than the 9.7 percent it finished at last year. 

In fact, since 2005-06, the chances of catching a “short one” have dropped an entire percentage point season-over-season.    

Unfortunately for the Sharks, their stats in regards to SHGAs are doing thei ...

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