Saturday, March 22, 2008

The San Jose Sharks Feeding Frenzy

San Jose has just tightened the noose around the rest of the Pacific Division teams. Tonight's game against the Anaheim Ducks was not only a "must win" it was the game that would set the momentum for the rest of the season. The Sharks' 14th win in 15 games vaulted them seven points ahead of Anaheim and 10 in front of the third-place Dallas Stars.

Going into the game tonight San Jose was looking at a 0-5-1 record against the Ducks with Anaheim out-scoring San Jose 17-10. San Jose took the reins early in the game ... 40 seconds into the game to be exact! Joe Thornton scored on Jonas Hiller assisted by Milan Michalek and Jonathan Cheechoo.

Evgeni Nabokov earned his NHL-best 43rd victory for the Sharks and after Roenick put San Jose ahead early in the third period; the Ducks never tested Nabokov again. However, the Sharks outshot the Ducks 43-13 and did not allow Anaheim the opportunity to register a shot on goal in the 3rd period.

San Jose will face Anaheim again next Friday - March 28th ... where they will wrap up the Divisional series between the 2 teams.

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