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San Jose Sharks

Venue: SAP Center | Coach: Todd McLellan
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It's still strange to see San Jose hovering around the middle ground when it comes to goals per game. The Sharks rank 18th in that department with a 2.69 goals-per-game average.
The Sharks have won just two of their last six games, but appear to still have enough talent up front to keep pace with the Pacific Division. Joe Pavelski is scoring at will again, too.
The Sharks had two big tests with games against the Blues and Rangers and failed. The Blues throttled the Sharks twice in the last 10 days, illustrating that San Jose is still a ways away from being a top team again.
This Sharks club has been tested throughout this season. They've passed a lot of them, but the biggest lays ahead as they trudge on without injured forward Joe Thornton. That is a sizable lineup loss in more ways than one.
It seems like the Sharks are really starting to find their way. Joe Thornton remains an offensive force, Joe Pavelski could push to hit 40 goals again and the defense is improving.
The Sharks have seemingly flipped a switch and have improved their play throughout the season. They went 8-1-1 in December ahead of the holiday break and are getting a ton of production from their top players.
There are few teams that can elate fans and let them down as quickly as this year's edition of the Sharks. Of late, however, they've won seven of their last eight and haven't needed their sometimes other-worldly goal scoring to do it.
The confounding season remains ... well, confounding. They had the unhappy duty of helping Edmonton break its lengthy losing streak. That one probably stings, but there's just something off about this group this year.
With the way the Sharks have played this season, head coach Todd MacLellan's job is on the line. There probably needs to be some changes somewhere as the Sharks are falling flat this season.
The Sharks have needed to shore up their defense and may have accomplished that by adding Brenden Dillon via trade. They're in the lower third of the league when it comes to shots allowed.
Preseason Power Rankings
No captain? No problem. The Sharks started with a big win over their biggest rival and kept right on rolling in their home opener, while their scoring attack remains potent.
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