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Sharks Need Their Big Boys Tonight

from Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea,

While the Kings’ top players have been surging, the opposite can be said for the Sharks’ big guns, several of which have been missing in action lately as the team prepares for Game 7 on Wednesday night.

Forward Brent Burns is scoreless in the last three games, and has just one even-strength point in the series other than a Game 1 empty-net goal. Captain Joe Thornton has not found the scoresheet since Game 3, and after finishing second in the league in assists, has just one helper through three games with a -4 rating. His only even-strength point of the series was his goal to open Game 1.

Joe Pavelski, the league’s third-leading goal scorer, has two goals and six points in the series but has been unable to finish on some prime chances lately. He has just one combined shot on goal in the last two games. Patrick Marleau scored the overtime winner in Game 3, and after getting eight shots on goal in Game 4, he was as bad as anyone on the Sharks’ side in a team-wide lackluster Game 5 performance. Marleau was credited with a game-high four giveaways to go with five shots that missed the net in the 3-0 home loss.

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Sharks are in classic choke-form and I love every second of it. The only thing better than Detroit victory is San Jose catastrophe and this is shaping up to be a monumental choke from a team known for monumental chokes! Without the Wings in the west San Jose has lost their reason to live. The sharks have done an excellent job at building a team to beat the Wings-3 years of consistent performance against Detroit. But now what ? I stopped believing in the Sharks years ago and so should you!

Posted by Bay Area Wings fan on 04/30/14 at 05:04 PM ET

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San Jose Sabrecats (arena football in the Shark tank) tickets are on sale now!

Posted by Bay Area Wings fan on 04/30/14 at 05:05 PM ET

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Looks like the Sharks get crowned by the Kings tonight. The usual classic Shark choke job.

Posted by bigfrog on 04/30/14 at 08:12 PM ET

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