The San Jose Sharks
The Sharks are doing shark things this season. What that means is that they right in the thick of things in the playoff picture. Year in and year out, they always find a way to compete for a spot in the playoffs. This season is no difference for this team.
Their success has been happening because of two main guys. Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski. They both are on top of the leader board on the team for points. They also represented the Sharks well in the All Star game last weekend. They have also had some help from a couple a grizzled veterans in Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau. These two guys are three and four, respectively, on the team in points. They have had a nice resurgence this season that has really helped the Sharks out.
Another reason why the Sharks have been successful this year in their depth in scoring. They have six players who have scored ten or more goals so far. They also lead the Pacific Division in goals scored. They are getting it done on the offensive side of things while other teams have struggled in that aspect.
With the Predators struggling on defense all year long for the most part, the Sharks are going to look to jump on them quick and often. This could be a long night for Nashville if the Sharks get on the board early.
The Nashville Predators
Not much really needs to be said here. I am pretty sure all you guys are just as frustrated as everyone else with the play of this team lately. So instead of talking about what needs to be done, I will just leave you with these tweets that sum up how we all feel right now. Enjoy!
"I think the defense was great. They allowed less than 20 SOG." Uhhh, great? Try again.— Justin Bradford (@justinbbradford) February 5, 2016
Preds Corsi For (43). Flyers (24). Preds scoring chances (24). Flyers (13). Preds penalties (1). Flyers (6). Preds goals (3). Flyers (6).— Mark Harris (@MCHisTweeting) February 5, 2016
This game: pic.twitter.com/pSvarQM3aa— Cutler Klein (@CutlerKlein) February 5, 2016
But not all is bad. At least this guy is trying!
Drink Of Choice For Game Time
Wine was not my friend Thursday night, so I am going to leave tonight's choice up to you guys. Fire away!
Sights And Sounds
The usual here. FS-TN for television, and 102.5 The Game for radio. Puck drops at 7:00 pm CST.