San Jose-Vancouver: After Sharks 4-3 Loss, Where Is the Leadership?

January 4th, 2011 by John Phen Leave a reply »
In a theme that's been surprisingly common this season: Yet another team reversed its recent fortunes in the confines of the Shark Tank on Monday.

For many teams, headed to San Jose meant a extremely loud crowd and a tough road test from a very talented and tough at home Shark team. Teams that have had a tough go of it in San Jose have found a far different team this year and last night's game was no different.

The Canucks had last tasted victory at 525 West Santa Clara on April 7, 2007, and it took almost four years for them to win again. The Sedin twins and the red-hot Vancouver Canucks looked dominant and took advantage of yet another inconsistent showing from the Sharks.

The San Jose Sharks notched some signature wins against other dominant Western Conference teams buoying hope amongst fans in an extremely erratic season but have yet to beat the Canucks this year. These Canucks are on a tear, posting a ridiculous 15-1-2 record the last 18 and 8-0-1 in their past nine road contests.

For a Sharks team coming off an extended road swing that saw them play 13-of-19 games on the road, while going 8-5 during that stretch.

This would have ...

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