Tuesday, March 18, 2008

3/16/08 edmonton 2, SHARKS 1 SO

Well hey, at least now we can talk about the 12 game point streak.

Patrick Marleau had the lone goal for the Teal, and Oilers Dwayne Roloson made a metric buttload of saves. It's not quite profound or wordy, but that's about it. The Sharks dominated this one, and the Edmonton netminder made a large amount of stops to keep his team in it til the skills competition, where they buried it. Evgeni Nabokov was strong as well, making 22 saves in the loss.

The streak is over, but that's about it. They're still atop the Pacific, they still have the second best record in the league, and they're still playing great hockey. There's 10 games left, and if they can win the key matchups, they'll still have the division and a #2 seed to take into the playoffs. Not too shabby.

The Sharks look to rebound from their first non-w of the Brian Campbell era on Tuesday when they head to LA to take on the Kings (7:30). The Kings have had a really bad year, despite bright spots on offense and in goal for the future. They're still a dangerous team on any given night, and of course could be spoilers. The Kings lead the season series 3-2, winning the three in San Jose (5-2 on 11/2, 2-1 on 11/24, and 3-2 SO on 11/28), while the Sharks have taken the pair played at Staples (3-1 on 11/3 and 3-2 on 12/26).

GO SHARKS (1 plz, let's start it over)


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