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San Jose Sharks
It has been a disastrous last month for the San Jose Sharks, who are tumbling down the Western Conference standings.
The lowly Edmonton Oilers have already contributed to their woes.
The Sharks, the NHL's only winless team in March, again try to break out of their funk and avenge last week's home loss to the Oilers on Monday night at Rexall Place.
San Jose (33-25-9) has lost five straight since a 1-0 win over Philadelphia on Feb. 28 and is 2-8-3 since Feb. 16, when it owned a four-point lead atop the Pacific Division. The Sharks are now six points behind division-leading Dallas and one back of eighth place in the West.
A sputtering offense has been the biggest reason for the struggles. San Jose has scored three goals or fewer in 12 straight games and no more than two in nine of them. It has also failed to score on all 13 power-play chances during its March skid.
The team's leading scorers, Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau (27 goals apiece), have been slumping. Cout...
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from David Pollak of the Mercury News, The Sharks are in unfamiliar territory. Their 75 points are fewer than any Sharks team has accumulated in 67 games since Wilson took over in 2003. A year ago at this point the team had 84 points; two years ago, 96.
The Sharks have had to deal with injuries to top players such as Logan Couture, Ryane Clowe and Douglas Murray during the stretch...
The Edmonton Oilers season hasn’t been a good one. They are second last in the league. This is an improvement over the previous two seasons where they finished in dead last, but it’s not a good year. There is one sign that things will be okay in the near future. Edmonton has the top power play in the league with a 22.0% success rate.
Power play is a place where players...
When it comes to the most consistent teams in the NHL over the past number of years, one will always hear about the likes of the Detroit Red Wings, Nashville Predators, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks and so on and so forth.However, one club that does not get the recognition that it deserves is the San Jose Sharks. While the Sharks are now six points behind...
Oilers lose 3-2 to Sharks
The Edmonton Oilers and their fans remember when Jerome Iginla commented that “It’s always fun to play spoilers to the Oilers” as the Calgary Flames knocked the Oilers out of the playoff running. Well Mr. Iginla, revenge is a dish best served cold. Ice cold. It’s true, there are still several more games, but this game has an impact on the standings...
Oilers lose 3-2 to Avalanche in SO
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Red Deer Rebels fall 5-3 to Calgary Hitmen
After watching the Edmonton Oilers suffer through injury riddle season after injury riddled season, it’s easy to see similarities and have sympathy for the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL. The team has been playing with their depleted roster for months now. Some games they were only short a couple of players, but other games they were down...
Ten points separated the Calgary Flames from the San Jose Sharks at the beginning of February, though Calgary's recent surge has coincided with San Jose's swoon to close the gap.
The Flames host the Sharks in a crucial Western Conference matchup Tuesday night with both teams looking to get back into the playoff picture.
Calgary (32-25-12) has won three straight games including...
Yes!YESSSSSSSSSSSSS! 9th never tasted so good!Ok, ok, I know, it's really nothing to be excited over. The Sharks are still out of the top 8 spots in the West and they still have a helluva hill to climb if they want to make it back in, and STAY back in playoff contention, but they HAD to get this win. There's not time to fart around anymore. You win, or the season ends, and...