San Jose Sharks: Winning Streak Reaches 5 Games, Point Streak at 10

February 10th, 2011 by MJ Kasprzak Leave a reply »
In about 27 hours on Tuesday and Wednesday, the San Jose Sharks exerted themselves as the team to beat in a Pacific Division full of playoff contenders, standing just a half-game behind the slumping Dallas Stars.

The Sharks have now run their winning streak to five games and are 9-0-1 in their last 10 after beating the Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets on back-to-back nights on the road.

They have now taken the first four games of their seven-game trip, bringing their road record to 17-9-3, which is 80 percentage points higher than their home record (13-10-3).

Three of those four wins have come against teams currently in the playoff picture, along with six out of the nine in the point streak. San Jose has two non-playoff teams coming up, the red-hot New Jersey Devils and the Florida Panthers, before finishing up against the team directly behind them, the Nashville Predators.

San Jose has done it with defense, having allowed only 19 goals in the 10-game streak. Antti Niemi has played every game in net because of the injury to Anterro Niittymaki (aggravated in warm-up before the win in Washington) and has two shutouts of top ...

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