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San Jose Sharks
The defense tightened, the bottom lines contributed and the San Jose Sharks put together the kind of complete performance that was lacking in two lackluster losses earlier in the week.
Now they need to figure out how to duplicate this performance down the stretch if they want to make it back to the postseason.
Daniel Winnik scored his first goal with San Jose to give the Sharks' playoff hopes a needed boost with a 2-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
''When you're in stressful situations it can slow you down, it can make you lethargic, it can make you tired if you allow it to,'' coach Todd McLellan said. ''But if you play free and put it aside and accept the challenge, then you're a little bit faster and you're a little bit fresher. I thought we had that tonight. We didn't have that in the last two games.''
Joe Pavelski scored early in the first period to let San Jose play from ah...
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Daniel Winnik’s third period tally ended a personal scoring drought and propelled the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Briuns. Following a stagnant middle frame in which the Sharks allowed Boston too slowly and didactically gain momentum, San Jose’s checking line scored an early third period [...]
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