In my last Sharks article, I lamented the play of the Sharks on the back end. This was for good reason: Through four games, San Jose had given up 13 goals had a composite save percentage of .863. In the last two games, the team has allowed just two goals in 125 minutes of skating, and Evgeni Nabokov has a save percentage of .971. This raises his season percentage over .900 and drops the team's goals-against-average to 2.83, just under the midpoint of the league (16th). Too bad the Sharks have been outshot in both gamesùnot the style this team claims is the path to success, but perhaps it is: Anaheim was outshot by 18 twice and five twice in last year's four playoff victories over the Sharks. It's not about how many shots; it's about how many good shots. And it's not about offence; it's ab ...
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