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The Struggling San Jose Sharks

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

...as after four fruitless games, they still can’t seem to avoid hurting themselves. Tuesday, they committed ghastly turnovers and allowed a handful of odd-man rushes in a 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

The Sharks broke through for a second goal for the first time this season. But by the time Brent Burns scored at the 15:37 mark of the third period to cut the Predators lead to 4-2, it was already too late.

The Sharks trailed by one entering the third period, but allowed a goal by Kyle Turris on an odd man rush at the 2:31 mark. Filip Forsberg then effectively put the game away, scoring at the 7:24 mark shortly after an egregious giveaway by Erik Karlsson, to make it 4-1.

The Sharks have still not owned a lead this season as they found themselves down by two goals for the third time in four games.

“This is a league where you have to combine work ethic with a smart game,” DeBoer said. “We made a few glaring mistakes and the ones we made, they stuck in the back of the net. That’s what a good team will do to you.

“We played from behind a lot of the night again, that’s been kind of a theme, which is tough. I did see some good signs from a compete point of view. We’re starting to find what our game should look like. I thought tonight was the first night I really saw it for longer stretches than I had so far. But we’ve got to be smarter, too.”

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Below, watch one example of a bad turnover by the Sharks.

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