Found March 18, 2012 on Fox - The Hockey Guy:
The San Jose Sharks didn’t land big gun Rick Nash at the NHL trade deadline. The team wasn’t able to import significant offensive help.But this week the team added some badly needed scoring help for the stretch run and the playoffs. Martin Havlat finally recovered from a torn hamstring muscle – just in time to add a much-needed offensive boost.He scored twice, including the overtime game winner, as the Sharks topped the Red Wings 3-2. This was just his second game back to active duty.Havlat’s return changes the look of this team. “He's such an important part of our hockey club, and I don't think we even realize yet how much of an impact he can have,” coach Todd McLellan told reporters after the game. “He is a smart, smart player. He doesn't waste a lot of energy on the ice, he positions himself well.”Havlat isn’t flashy, but he is highly skilled.“He's a very dynamic, top-end forward,” Sharks captain Joe Thornton told reporters after the game. “I didn't think he'

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