Found April 06, 2012 on Red Light District Hockey:
The second half is always the time when the San Jose Sharks separate themselves from the pack. Recent history shows that. The latter stages of this year has been a struggle for them, however, as they’ve had to fight their way into the playoffs in Game 81. So which Sharks team will make their presence felt in the upcoming playoffs: the pre-season Cup contenders or the second half underachievers?San Jose, who has won four consecutive Pacific Division titles, has a chance Saturday night to win number five in a row. By no means has it been a conventional way of winning a division.On February 4 the Sharks led the division by four points and had won three in a row. Then they hit the skids. They went 4-11-3 in their next 18 games and fell right back on the bubble. As the gears were turning in March – the Sharks’ favorite time of year – they’d follow it up with disappointing losses.A March 29th shutout loss to the Coyotes didn’t offer much hope for the Sharks, who looked complacent i...
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