Sunday, March 2, 2008

Brian Campbell Notches An Assist For The Sharks

Manny Legace and the Blues are in a slump - not just any slump, but one that spans 6 games and a possibility of losing their playoff contention (Colorado and Vancouver are tied with 74 points in the West for 7th and 8th)- they are 8 points away from Nashville in their division, so every point and win helps. Sadly - Manny and the Blues have ONLY been able to convert 4 goals out of 179 shots in their 0-5-1 streak that has them on the verge of losing ALL hope!!!

Tonights game was no different than the past 4 for San Jose, and once the Sharks were firing on all 8 - the game was over. The Sharks outshot the Blues 34 - 24 and move within 1 point of taking over the 2nd spot in the Pacific division from the Ducks! San Jose started Nabby's back up, Boucher, and he held strong the first period while the Sharks got their bearings. Boucher, a former first-round draft pick and member of the NHL's all-rookie team in 1999-2000, had four shutouts for the AHL's Philadelphia Phantoms this season to earn another chance. He picked up his first win since March 3, 2007, at Phoenix and first shutout since Nov. 12, 2006, against the Blue Jackets.

Joe Pavelski scored on a power play and Mike Grier had a short-handed goal for the Sharks, who won the last five games of an eight-game trip after dropping the first three. Wilson also set a franchise record with his 193rd victory, passing Darryl Sutter, with a game that he said was "close to perfect" considering they've been on the road so long.

Good Job San Jose - Lets keep this train rolling!

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