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
|41-27-14||Regular Season Record||46-30-6|
|4th in Central||Regular Season Finish||3rd in Pacific
||Regular Season Even Strength, Score-Adj. Fenwick||53.3%
||Regular Season PDO||100.4|
||Regular Season PP%||22.5|
||Regular Season PK%||80.5|
The Sharks took too many penalties and lost. That'll happen.
- 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?