Sharks’ uneven play raises questions about March grind

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March 17, 2017 - 9:45pm
Sharks’ uneven play raises questions about March grind [...] against the Predators and Blues — two teams with a more urgent need for points than the Sharks — the hosts were clearly outworked. The Sharks appear destined to win the Pacific Division and have gone 11-4-5 since the All-Star break, so it’s not time to panic. [...] the 25th-ranked power play has converted only two in the past eight games and defenseman Brent Burns is without a goal for a season-worst 11 games. After Saturday’s showdown with the Ducks, San Jose plays six of seven on the road — three sets of back-to-backs, all at least one time zone away. Had to love the recent eight overtime playoff game in Norway that ended after 2 a.m. Not only for the two teams battling for 217 minutes and 14 seconds, but for the fans who stuck with it — and for several who were reported missing by loved ones. [...] it’s rumored the Sabres and Rangers will meet at Citi Field, home of baseball’s New York Mets. Toronto’s Auston Matthews (55), Mitch Marner (55) and William Nylander (50) are the first trio of rookies with 50 or more points since Winnipeg boasted Teemu Selanne (132), Alexei Zhamnov (72) and Keith Tkachuk (51) in 1992-93.

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