Sharks vs. Bruins Preview: Looking for a real win streak
The Sharks have a chance to win three games in a row for the first time since the season-opening four-game streak.
The Sharks' long road trip continues in Boston where San Jose has the chance to build an actual win streak. Following a fortunate win in Detroit and a darn good one in Buffalo, the Sharks face what is (at least by possession metrics) the toughest team of the three tonight. The Bruins haven't been quite as bad as I thought they might be after doing...well, god only knows what during the offseason.
Still, a win against Boston clinches a .500 road trip — so how about a Joe Thornton trick?
Tale Of The Tape
|9-8-0, 18 points||Record||8-7-1, 17 points|
|4th in Pacific||Rank||6th in Atlantic |
|51.7% ||Score-Adj. Fenwick||50.8% |
4PM PDT | TD Garden | Boston, MA
TV: CSNCA, NESN | Radio: SJSharks.com, 98.5 KFOX
Know Your Enemy: Stanley Cup of Chowder
Projected Sharks Lineup
Melker Karlsson - Joe Thornton - Joe Pavelski
Matt Nieto - Patrick Marleau - Joel Ward
Joonas Donskoi - Tomas Hertl -Tommy Wingels
Micheal Haley - Chris Tierney - Mike Brown
Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun
Paul Martin - Brent Burns
Mirco Mueller - Brenden Dillon
Projected Bruins Lineup
Matt Beleskey - Patrice Bergeron - Brett Conolly
Frank Vatrano - David Krejci - Loui Eriksson
Brad Marchand - Ryan Spooner - Jimmy Hayes
Zac Rinaldo - Joonas Kemppainen - Tyler Randell
Dennis Seidenberg - Kevan Miller
The Sharks scored the last four goals of the game to win 7-4. It was their second comeback of the night as they trailed 2-0 early and then 4-3.
- Remember how Joe Thornton used to play here? Right, I guess that's still a thing.
- Martin Jones was sort of a Bruin, too! For about a day!
- Special teams are a concern as the Bruins have the hottest power play in the league while the Sharks...do not. Still, the Boston penalty kill is nothing special so this might be a good chance to break out of a rut./