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Sharks vs. Predators, Game 4 Preview: San Jose looks to bounce back

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The game three loss can be quickly forgotten with a win tonight.

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

After a game three dominated by the Nashville power play, the Sharks look to bounce back in game four of the series. Step one: don't take so many penalties. Step two: score more goals than the Predators. Step three: profit.

In both losses during this playoff run (yes, let's remember the Sharks are currently 6-2 in the playoffs) San Jose has looked okay. Nashville deserved to win on Tuesday, but it's not time to panic about the Sharks' chances. If San Jose cleans up its act a little bit, the Sharks should take a comfy 3-1 lead back to SAP Center.

Tale Of The Tape

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San Jose Sharks
41-27-14 Regular Season Record 46-30-6
4th in Central Regular Season Finish 3rd in Pacific
53.7%
Regular Season Even Strength, Score-Adj. Fenwick 53.3%
99.4
Regular Season PDO 100.4
19.7
Regular Season PP% 22.5
81.2
Regular Season PK% 80.5

7:30PM PDT | SAP Center | San Jose
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Last Meeting

The Sharks took too many penalties and lost. That'll happen.

Storylines
  • It wasn't a great night for Martin Jones on Tuesday, so we'll see how he bounces back tonight.
  • Brent Burns played pretty poorly in game three, something that can't happen if the Sharks are to win game four.
  • There's been some talk about the physicality of this series taking its toll on the Sharks. Reminder: The Kings out-hit the Sharks 229-176. Who won that series again?