141023 – Blue Jackets @ Sharks postgame

Sharks owned the first period.  Jackets the second.  But it was a late goal that lost the game for the Sharks in the third (and the short handed goal against, etc.).

McLellan highlighted the poor defense.  And players the mental issues.

Needs to be fixed, or there won’t be a post season.

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141023 – Blue Jackets @ Sharks 7:30pm pregame

So, while the cat’s away the mice will play?  As the Sharks finish up their road trip Tuesday in Boston, the Jackets flew to California on Monday for some team bonding before Thursday’s game.

Sharks got the day off Wednesday after returning from road trip.  There was some concern expressed in the Boston postgame analysis in that Couture only took one faceoff in the game (linemate Marleau took the rest in the game when line was out for faceoffs).  Sheppard looked good in his season debut. Stalock should be up in the goalie rotation.

But it’s Niemi in nets tonight (first home start).

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141021 – Sharks @ Bruins postgame

Too long a road trip? Did the team just go through the motions to finish up the trip and get home?

There were leads traded, multiple times, but the Sharks could not score on a late double minor power play instead giving up an empty net short handed goal.

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141021 – Sharks @ Bruins 4pm PT

(Will be writing about trip to NYI, NJD, NYR in the future, but for now, back to the games)

Sharks are wrapping up their first long road trip of the season.  (They’ll have Wednesday off before home game on Thursday.) So far 2-1-1.

Sharks got the day off on Monday after their first back-to-back of the season (with definite lack of energy as the game wore on), and their first regulation loss in Manhattan.

Boston is coming off a shut out win Saturday (career first for Svedberg), but lost Miller with shoulder injury.

Niemi starting for the Sharks.  James Sheppard recalled from conditioning stint in Worcester and will make season debut tonight. McLellan shuffles the lines/pairings; Mueller and McGinn expected to sit tonight.

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141014 – Sharks @ Capitals postgame

Sharks took a three goal lead, chasing the starting goalie.  However the Caps fought back to tie the game in regulation, but lost in the shootout with Pavelski notching the only SO goal.

First period belonged to the Sharks, with the two Sharks players making their season debut doing all the scoring.  Matt Irwin notched two goals, John Scott with one (his third career goal).  This resulted in starter Holtby being pulled and Peters making his Capitals debut less than half way through the period. Sharks won 72% of faceoffs in the period.

And the game went downhill for the Sharks from there. Second period was mainly Caps, with the Sharks holding on to a 4-3 lead by the end. Third period saw the Caps come back and the score was tied at 5-5.  OT resolved nothing.

In the shootout, Pavelski scored in the only goal on either side.

Sharks still need to be concerned with consistency through 60 minutes (so they don’t have to go beyond regulation).

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