San Jose Sharks Learning to Be Less Pretty, More Gritty

November 10th, 2009 by MJ Kasprzak Leave a reply »
The San Jose Sharks lost a shootout to host Detroit Red Wings to snap their six-game winning streak last week. They bounced back with a dominating 5-0 win over the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins to finish the week 2-0-1. 

The Sharks are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games (outscoring their foes 40-19) and 10-1-2 in their last 13. Seven of the last ten games the Sharks have played have been on the road, and they have been getting it done without Joe Pavelski (who returned against Pittsburgh), Rob Blake, Devin Setoguchi, Douglas Murray, and Torrey Mitchell at times during the stretch.

Losing to Detroit in a shootout was actually impressive considering they had played to a shootout against a physical Columbus Blue Jackets the night before. Could we just once get to go into Joe Louis Arena without having travelled from Columbus the night before?

The Sharks also have been winning in different ways. Unlike last season, they have won being out-shot, out-hit, or when they spend more time in the penalty box. At times, they are even blocking more shots than their opponents this season.

In other words, this team is fighting through. In Coach ...

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