November 12th, 2010, 8:56 am
Hard to feel good when your team can barely beat the second worst team in the NHL. Maybe I’m overselling it- the Isles are now the third worst since they got a point last night. Sorry. Anyway you slice it, it’s clear the Sharks’ doldrums continue, again not scoring even strength, with the only goal coming 5-on-3. Even the 5-on-4 power plays didn’t look that great. Pavelski took his schnide to another level, this time actually putting the puck in the net, before Stephane Auger (not my favorite ref, to put it lightly) waved it off due to Logan Couture impeding the goalie in the crease. I think the next step is Pavs scoring, then God (or Chuck Norris, or a reasonable facsimile) actually turning back time to negate it.
I suppose beggars can’t be choosers, and you got to take two points on a night when you had outshot the opposition by a 2-to-1 margin for most of the night. Calgary will not be as forgiving, the beatdown we suffered last month at their hands is still pretty fresh in my mind. Here’s hoping the boys will use that as extra motivation. Did y’all watch James Wisniewski last night? I sure did. Leave your impressions in the comments, or email us (questions at dudesonhockey dot com) so we can talk about it next week. This weekend’s assignment- Ian White.