I stand by my assessment that all the Sharks needed to do to win that game was the play like that did on opening night, with perhaps a better PK effort. The better PK effort was there, but the rest of the performance was not so much. The Sharks looked quite a bit like a team that hadn't played in nearly a week. Fancy that, eh?
While making the Ducks look like the better team is depressing, (and let's be honest, last night, they were the better team), it was game two. We have 80 games to go. While the internets (yes, internets) seems ready and willing to throw all hope out the window, I think that may be a tad presumptuous. Two games is a small sample size to be pulling potential patterns from and let's be honest here, this team is NOT going to repeat last season's less than stellar star because TMac won't let them. Part of me feels like a brokenrecord already here, but I suppose, after last season't shakey start, the concern is more genuine than it might have been in years past. Let's not write the season off yet, shall we?
Just remember, if nothing else, always, always, blame aliens.
Game 3 is tonight against the Blues. Pregame show starts at 6:30pm. Be there or be without Sharks hockey,