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Looking at the San Jose Sharks

San Jose Sharks: 11-4-1, 23 points

Key Wins: 6-3 over CBJ, 7-3 over NYR, 4-1 over PHI, 3-1 over COL

Winners of six straight, the Sharks are on fire after a 2-2 start. Coming into tonight's game, both teams look to extend winning streaks in what will likely be a good defensive battle.

Category Stat NHL Rank Leading... Stat Player
Goals per game 3.31 7th (5A) Scorer (Points)

22 (11 G, 11 A)

Patrick Marleau

Goals against per game 2.44 7th (16A) +/-

+7

Jason Demers/
Kent Huskins

Power Play 25.8% 5th (5A) Hits

25

Scott Nichol

Penalty Kill 83.6% 7th (20A) PIM

42

Jody Shelley

Shots per game 31.3 11th (6B) Shots

51

Patrick Marleau

Shots against per game 29.2 12th (3B) Blocked Shots

37

Rob Blake

Faceoff percentage 57.4% 1st (14A) Faceoffs

63.9 %

Scott Nichol

PIM per game 14.6 20th (19B) Wins

10

Evgeni Nabokov

PP drawn 66 5th (8A) GAA
(>5 games played) 

2.38

Evgeni Nabokov

*The A and B next to the ranking is how many spots Above or Below the Red Wings the team is

The Sharks are in the top half of the league in nearly every category and are on of the best in the league. Head coach Todd McLellan took the Detroit game west to San Jose with him and has implemented the system in a very effective way. The solid defensive play and offensive attack make the Sharks a big threat to the hobbled/sick Red Wings.

Players to watch on offense: Patrick Marleau, Dany Heatley, Joe Thornton

Players to watch on defense: Rob Blake, Kent Huskins

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