NASHVILLE — “I thought we made a step forward with the things that we touched on after our last game.”
That was head coach David Quinn’s assessment of the San Jose Sharks’ 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins last night. And there was progress – but considering where the Sharks were coming from, a 6-3 rout at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, it was, to some degree, faint praise.
But it was a step in the right direction, even though the defeat dropped San Jose to 0-3-1.
The micro-stats, per SPORTLOGiQ, underscore the Sharks’ improvements from one night to another:
|San Jose Sharks||Stats (All Situations)||Carolina Hurricanes|
|3:25||OZ Possession Time||12:25|
|8||High Danger Scoring Chances||25|
|36.4||Controlled Entry Success Rate||73.8|
|37.1||Puck Battle Win Percentage||62.9|
|San Jose Sharks||Stats (All Situations)||Boston Bruins|
|6:19||OZ Possession Time||5:43|
|14||High Danger Scoring Chances||16|
|51.3||Controlled Entry Success Rate||53.8|
|32.4||Puck Battle Win Percentage||67.6|
Let’s roll the tape on how the Sharks got better, and where they still have to get better.
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