No Defense But San Jose Sharks Still Beat Philadelphia Flyers - Again
I didn’t get to see last night’s game but I did catch the game replay on NHL Home Ice. I know Doug Wilson always envisioned a fast paced, uptempo Sharks oh-fence but geez…at what cost to the defense?! Let’s review:
2 Overtime Periods
1 Shoot Out
2 Short Handed Goals (Jeff Carter (PHI) 1 short handed goal in each game)
Scariest statistic of all: Evgeni Nabokov 10-46 5 GAA .782 SA%
I must admit over the years I’ve gotten used to the Sharks stingy defense so numbers like this scare me, however when I was listening to XM last night they mentioned how the Detroit Red Wings managed to get by the St. Louis Blues (winning the game 4-3). Even though the game was close the announcers pointed out that championship teams win the close ones. I’m applying that theory to the Sharks’ last two performances….