San Jose Sharks Have Best of Both Worlds: Best In West As Joe Thornton Rests

April 3rd, 2010 by Patrick Goulding II Leave a reply »
The San Jose Sharks managed to break out of their worst swoon in 13 years in time for the final push to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

However, it has not exactly been smooth waters in San Jose since then.

The Sharks have played a much better brand of hockey overall than they had in the several months preceding the swoon. They also managed to shutout Dallas with a solid performance on home ice as Evgeni Nabokov earned his milestone 50th career shutout.

But there have still been some aspects of the Sharks’ collective game that has given fans and experts alike some angst as the season draws to a close.

The Sharks have still struggled with consistency, playing fundamentally sound hockey for longer stretches than they had been, but still failing to pull together the proverbial, elusive 60-minute effort their pundits have been waiting to see.

The Sharks have still been in the business of staking themselves to multi-goal leads, only to see the advantage evaporate before the third period, or digging themselves a hole and hav ...

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