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Evening Line

via Working the Corners at the Mercury News,

“Mike Modano scored one power play goal, one other goal, he’s minus in the series — so it’s Ribeiro that we’re more worried about,” said (Ron) Wilson, who has been a friend of Modano’s since coaching the Dallas center on Team USA in the 1996 World Cup.

Told of Wilson’s comments, Modano first shrugged it off.

“Rightfully so, Mike (Ribeiro) is a great player,” Modano said.

Then he got in a dig of his own when someone semi-jokingly asked Modano his opinion of Wilson’s coaching.

“No, we’re 3-1 and that’s about it,” said Modano, adding later that he enjoys “the banter with Wilson when he gets going a little bit.”

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Open Post & A Poll

It looks like a slow Friday, only one game tonight.

Therefore, this is an open post which allows you to vent, rant, question or just talk hockey and vote on the winner of tonight’s game.

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Plan To Get Sharks Back In The Series

from Mark Purdy of the Mercury News,

They must accomplish the near-impossible on their own, by rallying from what still is a 3-1 deficit to win the series.

They might. Odds say they won’t. In fact, I wouldn’t bet half a glass of half-priced beer on them to do so. As several of us pessimists have noted, only two NHL playoff teams in 152 attempts have recovered from an 0-3 start to win a best-of-seven series.

Plus, over the past 20 years, of the 68 teams that fell behind 3-0, none has rallied to even reach a Game 7.

But know what? Phooey on the odds. Phooey on the record book. Otherwise, why would we even watch the rest of the games? Let’s try to build a case for the Sharks and concoct a scenario in which they could pull it off.

Here are four ways it could happen:

1. The Sharks go out for three straight games and play every period the way they played the third period Wednesday. In so doing, our beloved Los Tiburones rediscover the groove from their 11-game winning streak in late February and early March.

read on

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Sharks Plan To Make It A Series

from Mark Purdy of the Mercury News,

The Sharks were dynamically incremental Wednesday night. That’s how it must be from this point, as long as they are still playing. But at least they are still playing. After a mandatory 2-1 victory over Dallas, they are still playing. They are behind three victories to one. But they are still playing.

“A lot of people thought we were going to lose tonight,” said Joe Thornton, who emerged from a three-game fog of frustration and hit some people and assisted on the winning goal. “But the 20 guys in this room had faith. We still want to make a series out of this.”

read on

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The Two-Sided Sharks

from Mike Brophy of the Hockey News,

One minute they look like bona fide Stanley Cup contenders; the next they look like they don’t deserve to be among the league’s 16 playoff teams. One minute coach Ron Wilson looks like a deserving Jack Adams Trophy candidate (for NHL coach of the year); the next he looks like he couldn’t guide a peewee house league team. One minute Joe Thornton looks like a Hart Trophy winner; the next he looks like, well, you can’t really find him.

Therein lies the problem with the Sharks: consistency.

And while it isn’t impossible to come back from a 3-0 series deficit, it is highly improbable. At this point I’d suggest you don’t spend too much time listening for the Shark warning horn.

read on

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Extending the Series

Three teams face elimination from the 2008 NHL Playoffs with their next game.

All three of the San Jose Sharks, the Colorado Avalanche and the New York Rangers being down 3-0 in their series, which team seems most likely to win their next game and extend their playoff hopes?

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Sharks Have No Answers

from Mark Purdy of the Mercury News,

For the fourth straight playoff season, our beloved Los Tiburones have shown just enough flash and talent and resiliency to raise big, big hopes. But then they fail miserably to lock up victory - either within an individual game, or in a series.

Tuesday night, it was both. By losing in overtime after losing the lead in the third period - for the second time in this series - the Sharks have essentially sent the Dallas Stars to the next round.

How do you explain that? How do you explain why a team isn’t able to hold onto a lead just once in three tries?

“I wish I had an answer for you, to be honest,” said Shark goalie Evgeni Nabokov. “But I don’t.”

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Scoring On The Minds Of The Sharks

from Working the Corners,

Everybody was on the same page this morning. Talking positive, making it all sound pretty simple for the Sharks to climb right back into this series tonight.

“We’ve just got to put in our chances,” Joe Thornton said. “We’ve had some golden opportunities that we haven’t actually buried.”

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Sharks Look To The Road To Get Back In The Series

from the Contra Costa Times via Inside Bay Area,

It was just minutes after their embarrassing 5-2 come-from-ahead Game 2 loss Sunday night to the Dallas Stars, and the Sharks were grasping for hope—or a Stanley Cup lifeline.

What they grabbed onto reminded me of a scene from the movie “Animal House” when it looked like the animalistic Delta house was going to be shut down. Two fraternity brothers discussed the crisis.

“What are we going to do?” one asked the other.

Moments later, they arrived at the answer together.

“Road trip.”

There you have it.

That’s the Sharks’ lifeline, the No. 1 answer to their hockey crisis, the key reason why they believe they can climb out of this two-games-to-none hole they’ve dug and get back into the series.

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Sharks Have A Tough Road Ahead

from Mark Purdy of the Mercury News,

“We’ve got a big mountain ahead of us to climb,” Sharks captain Patrick Marleau said. Actually, at last geographic report, there are no mountains in Dallas, where the next two games will be played. However, Stars goalie Marty Turco will be there. And the Sharks would probably rather face a big mountain.

Mount Marty is the challenge that the Sharks can’t solve. They have outshot Dallas in the first two games, 58-44, and they have zero victories to show for it.

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