Do you know the way....
....to beat the San Jose Sharks? Nobody else does; they sit atop the Western Conference with 42 points (19-6-4) and have won 4 of their last 5. Their record might have something to do with
In the six games they've been together, the mega-powers line of Dany Heatley, Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton has scored a combined 30 points; Thornton's 1 goal and 12 assists; Heatley's 4 goals and 5 assists and Marleau's 6 goals and 2 assists, including his two tallies last night.
That's a pretty formidable lineup. And it's not like we're not aware of their potency: when they came to town 11/14, goals were scored by Heatley and Thornton.
But let's not give them too much respect here: any team is beatable. We can't play their game; we must make them play ours. And we must remember the lessons from that previous match-up.
And, for the kids out there, here's the version you're more familiar with...just beware of the pyrotechnics:
This is also your pre-party. Meet, greet, bitch about late start times, and get all of the lame So Taguchi jokes out of your system. The puck drops at 9:30PM Central.