10.24: Jamie Baker breaks down the 4-3 win
We were just talking here about the San Jose defenseman what was your take your evaluation of their play tonight. You know what I thought early on it was that I thought San Jose did a good job but get the -- In the defensive zone moving it up getting it to the forwards and we saw some transition opportunities even the sharks' first goal. Of the game it was because San Jose defenseman created turn over just inside the Blue Line. And that led heatley. That's important on a three on two as the game went on you could see that Atlanta's speed their team speed put a lot of pressure on San Jose and you know they're the defense and I thought the defense -- the -- up a little bit that obviously caused some scoring opportunities for Atlanta. Jamie got a quick question for you here you watched the Sharks in the second third period tonight. Was it a matter of a hungrier thrasher team for the fact that the Sharks just kind of lost their -- -- at second especially third period. They had that on how to play -- -- they haven't played with a lead -- could -- -- the that they have to get used to play with a lead you know yeah absolutely. I'll. -- you don't go ahead no I was just gonna say I actually you know what Atlanta. They kept coming at San Jose and that that you we here's the thing and we're looking at teams across NHL and we think it okay Willits Atlanta they weren't in the class Lester. They're good hockey team this seems probably gonna make the playoffs. They're young they're fast and we're seeing that and its its kind of a trend across NHL look at Phoenix look at -- Colorado other different teams that are kind of surprising. And it's because of their team speed and it's throwing San Jose off and you want if you don't have time to make plays you're gonna coughed the puck up so Nabokov made some of big saves at times. But we're gonna see this this is going to be I think and you know. That tied the game we're gonna see a lot of games of when San Jose plays younger fast teams that put a lot of pressure on the. Jamie we saw Todd McLellan shorten his bench bit once out of necessity because of setting Gucci's injury. Now we will see much of -- of course Hobbits you know for the second half of the game. That's a lot of minutes for the top nine forwards they have a game tomorrow we know the par will get their beds in Philly 'til 2 in the morning how much gas is left in the tank you're into the triple Sharks. You know what I think it's fine I mean you can say well that we've been traveling a lot that. That travels been easier around the East Coast you know -- you guys are staying at home but. You know they played three games in nine nights to start the road trip -- it's three in four nights so the guys can handle this it's early in the year at so this shouldn't be it from fatigue should not be a problem tomorrow Philly played tonight. Aside that's not an excuse for tomorrow night in the have to shorten the bench well you don't want. That's what happens if it's a close game at San Jose. When they're up 41 if they can stretch that lead make it 51 you can distribute the ice a little bit more even as the game goes on which can't do that when you only have one goalie. Jamie will you be ready tomorrow night. You know what I don't know I'll do the best I cannot. -- -- no question you will be look forward. I don't know said of Arnett thanks for your time.
Comcast SportsNet's hockey analyst Jamie Baker breaks down the Sharks 4-3 win over the Atlanta Thrashers.