Joe Pavelski


SAN JOSE – One of the bigger areas of concern for the Sharks after an ugly defeat to New Jersey on Jan. 19 was the defense in the vicinity around their own net.


SAN JOSE – It wasn’t a promising start for the Sharks on Thursday night against Anaheim, and that was especially true for the third line.


SAN JOSE – There are two common threads to the Sharks’ success against the Ducks this season – emotion, and special teams.

And, really, they go hand in hand.


SAN JOSE – The Sharks may have picked a good time for a 'one step backwards to take two steps forward' approach, in the words of general manager Doug Wilson last summer.