Newsclip®: [Sports] Meet the new power-playing, penalty-killing Sharks - San Francisco Chronicle

"[...] it’s tempting to say that this is a brand new Sharks team that returns Thursday to SAP Center for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. In their three previous trips to the Western Conference finals, they found themselves in a 2-0 hole, even when they had home ice. Most Sharks fans feel as though they’ve spent most of the team’s past playoffs shouting, “Shoot the Freaking Puck!” whenever the team is on the power play. If you look at the Sharks’ playoff power-play percentage, it was largely awful in the past decade, since Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau became the mainstays of the unit. Though they struggled on the power play in the Game 1 loss, the power play got back on track in Game 2. The Sharks are also averaging 83.3 percent on penalty kills, second best of the four semifinalists, behind Tampa Bay. [...] Tuesday night, the Sharks killed all six of the Blues’ power-play opportunities. “They were much better than us",

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