The Sharks have reached the point where every game is "the most important game of the season." Tonight, it certainly applies.More: Murray out NHL standings Sharks video
Sharks defenseman Douglas Murray suffered a lower-body injury against Anaheim and will not play Thursday against Phoenix. Colin White will take his place.
The Sharks finished the season series 1-5-0 against Jonas Hiller and the Ducks. Silver lining? They won't be facing Anaheim any more this year.More: Updated playoff chances Sharks video
After a 3-1 loss to the Ducks in Anaheim, the San Jose Sharks are looking up at the Dallas Stars and Los Angeles Kings in the Pacific Division and hanging on to the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
The Sharks face SoCal rival Anaheim tonight at the Tank, looking to hold their newly-secured top spot in the Pacific with just six games remaining.More: NHL standings Galiardi to return Sharks video
TJ Galiardi steps back on the ice tonight vs. the Ducks after a six-game leave due to a back injury. "I'm just excited to get out there and help contribute."More: TJ Galiardi Sharks game logs
The Sharks need secondary scoring, and Andrew Desjardins is starting to find consistency. His recent output and ice time are strong indications.
There were many standout plays in the four-game stretch with Anaheim, L.A., Boston and Phoenix. Which Sharks star gets your vote?
Jamie McGinn had 12 points in 13 games with Colorado before facing the Sharks. Monday night he returned to the Tank; he might wish he hadn't.More: Sharks 5, Avs 1 Jamie McGinn stats
Ryane Clowe has been with the Sharks for the last six plus seasons. Hes not used to the position the Sharks are in, but still senses a confident club that can do special things this season.
Jamie McGinn has eight goals and four assists in 13 games with Colorado since he was sent East as part of a deal for Daniel Winnik and TJ Galiardi.More: What to watch for Reunion night at The Tank
Jamie McGinn returns to The Tank for the first time since the Sharks traded him to Colorado for Daniel Winnik and TJ Galiardi. The stakes are high.More: Reunion night at The Tank Swim forward please
For the first time since a trade sent Jamie McGinn to Colorado and brought Daniel Winnik and TJ Galiardi to San Jose, the Avs and Sharks will meet in the latest key matchup between bubble teams on Monday night.
A flawless 60-minute game is hard to come by at any point in the year, and there are bound to be moments where things dont go the right way. Its how a team responds to that adversity that can define the season.