2.15: What's in Store presented by Hockey XSport
Just ask what's in store for -- It's our good friend Katy baker -- and but the Bridgestone arena in Nashville obviously here's a guy who's usually country music scene but now time to get to work -- and let's talk about husky here's pat Hoskins. A guy who's got two goals in his last three games. Not worth pointing out all the time but especially right now because before these two goals. Can't escort all season what's going on simply lock or things finally just made it work out for. Well it's getting the Bucs and guys get -- but -- but it celebration after that parties like that smile is almost is almost surprised he's like. -- judges scored all like it did. You know I didn't get -- dinner whatever but. You don't let the -- last game he found him a nice soft spot over on the far boards just near the top of the circle real good position in the offensive zone. And -- just hesitated a second make sure there's guys in front and hadn't. You know a lot of goalies go down in the butterfly so you can shoot a high from their and he did pick the corners off. And we got a -- and on this morning actually in the locker Michael there's a little bit got a little velocity on the when we couldn't -- the NHL logos from up here. I thought I I. Did he dealt with it just believe -- that he scored a goal like somebody had a touch it can't be Michael but I think he has made a conscious effort. To get that puck off quicker at me I didn't know it was a the last few games maybe kick and shoot the plot I play with a man -- I was I was impressed but he can't get it off. But he hasn't been getting that shot off early and off early in the season and now he's made that conscious effort to get that puck on the stick and get off as quickly as possible. And you know Eddie -- -- a lot of teams collapse or wingers real low and and their defensive -- in the offensive zone for the Sharks. -- can open up some points shots for guys like -- can stand for guys like volleying Emery said you can't just rely and immersed in -- to do that also -- itself. You know they got I've they have to find a place where they're open they haven't get a shooting lane and then guys you mentioned got a quick release make sure there's traffic in front of that. Excellent still little count -- here Joe Thornton picked up a career goal number 299 back on February 1 so. But what does that 300 you know that big milestone goal here for I don't know you know two weeks yourself. Have you ever had a time in your career where you're just sitting on a while still waiting for it. What does that feel like first of all second all do you think Jumbo is even aware. What was I shoot for goal number ten I got stuck on goal number nine in my career for a long time. I don't think Brodie I don't know -- to my stats but that's I was a lot of I was taught us how how. Maybe when I as a viewing I don't think Joe really cares to be honest I mean does he wanna scoring contribute optional. -- worried about playing really strong hockey in all three zones. And you know we can we can look at guys numbers you get it while he's not contributing enough offensively well. Yeah maybe out of it recently but I look at the team and I'm like the team's 92 and one of their last twelve games. You know they have they're getting some real good habits in the defenses on I only -- worried about that don't know what he -- -- -- absolutely. Nobody wants scored in a winning effort bounces. Priority. I guess Freud never has looked at our staff either -- -- -- right -- -- -- -- not too much you drop there. I guess they're the only stat that was I was proud of in my days as a thousand games obviously it's very difficult number to get to. You know patty Marleau got to that we can one organization I can't say that no question about it but. You know again patty Marleau to do that we've been one organization here in San Jose it's a great milestone for him obviously -- thousand markers. Is a great -- I don't think thinks I think he's dumb mistakes is done. -- -- -- Legs are gone out everything yachts are God's dollars or tea thanks for joining us and honestly your career stats -- they're just wanted to impress me and still had much -- you talking about. Bases in the post game show. Today all right thanks guys rights to open wanna come here on Sharks pre game one but the right now though -- take care of our. McDonald's poll question and it is this. Points will it take to make the playoffs this season of course we'll probably talk about the Western Conference this year we have. It's a different options for you in 19891999. Or 121 points to solidify. Rob via Twitter -- quick -- -- -- and it's obviously you don't read that might be dying you know that never PIR letter B I would say -- it's gonna be so tight. Don't the stretch here. I really think that every point is that -- coming down the stretch. Hundred and over I mean he had that could be it's it's gonna be a lot more difficult for a lot of teams get to the outer marker but. I'll that's usually where you were cheap four to make the playoffs but he was able pupil that picture Sharks sitting at 66. Right now -- one.
Examining the Sharks' matchup with the Predators in Nashville.