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5 Reasons Why Sharks Are Playing Better (+)



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Have the San Jose Sharks found their way?

San Jose started out 0-10-1 with a staggering -42 Goal Differential. They were on pace to be outscored by 313 goals, more than even the expansion Washington Capitals’ NHL-worst -265 in 1974-75.

The Sharks were on pace to be the worst team in NHL history.

But a team meeting with GM Mike Grier on Nov. 6 and some soul-searching appears to have put San Jose back on their way.

Grier, on Sharks’ Struggles: ‘This can’t go on for much longer’

The Sharks are 5-5-1 with a -10 Goal Differential in their last 11.

“Everything that could have gone wrong in the first 11 games did go wrong, from injuries to the schedule. You map it out, it was a difficult stretch for us for a lot of reasons,” head coach David Quinn explained. “Give our guys credit for okay, that happened. Now let’s get back to playing the way we think we’re capable of playing and see what happens.”

Here are five things that have put San Jose back on the right path.

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