San Jose Sharks: Juggling of Bottom-Six Forwards is Paying Off

Posted: 20th October 2009 by Andy Bensch in NHL
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Going into Monday's game against the New York Rangers, the San Jose Sharks weren't exactly on the top of their game and it showed early in the first period. San Jose fell behind by a 2-0 deficit in just a span of 1:17 during the first ten minutes of action. However, it was Brad Staubitz's first goal of the season and second of his career that ignited the Sharks to six unanswered goals in a row. Simply by moving his feet and creating a turnover in the neutral zone, the rookie enforcer pounced on the puck and entered the Ranger zone two-on-one with line-mate Scott Nichol. Using his center as a decoy, Staubitz ripped a hard wrist shot low past backup net-minder Stephen Valiquette's glove to cut the lead in half. From there on out, Monday's game was essentially all Sharks. Two of the Sharks' ...

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