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Of Course: Sharks Shut Out to End Season




The San Jose Sharks closed the season in Seattle versus the Kraken. The punchless Sharks, I guess this is about right, got shut out 3-0 to close the season. The Sharks are, currently, 29th in the NHL in scoring.

Period 1

Gourde goal: Bad pinch by Burns, slow and no chance really, but Dahlen supports. But then, between Dahlen and Reedy, someone has to pick up Gourde. The Sharks had numbers, but looks like Reedy got lost in no man’s land.

A very slow start for the San Jose Sharks tonight — they look like they’re already on vacation. They really put it all out against Vegas. They actually followed with two decent games though without the results. But tonight, they got nothing so far.

4 left: Umm…looks like Merkley touched a pass intended for Meier, Seattle comes with a 5-on-2 the other way. Big save by Kahkonen. Can’t kill Merkley, can understand the confusion because he was available too — or maybe he was trying to hit Meier with the soft one-touch pass. Not sure his intention with the touch that leads the other way.

3 left: Great move by Bordeleau on Borgen. Earlier, Burns did a nice job taking Geekie out in corner, freeing puck for Bordeleau to retrieve.

Larsson goal: Not a lot of pride being shown by Sharks. Bad NZ pass by Nieto, guess it’s for Couture but it’s ahead of Couture and floats toward Bonino, easily eaten up by Kraken. Also, second long shot given up by Kahkonen tonight.

Period 2

7 in : Good extra play by Megna before he moves it up to Barabanov. But they’re gummed up along wall and then Barabanov turns it over.

9 in: Burns steps up, punches Geekie entry out, great D, Balcers draws a penalty on loose puck, Gregor hits the post. This line has pretty much been the San Jose Sharks’ only life.

Ugly 5-on-3 PP, but Bordeleau made a slick keep-in. I guess that’s all I can say for that PP.

5 left: Dahlen gets the stretch pass, but knocked off. That won’t stand out for Boughner.

2 left: Umm rookie mistakes there. First, Merkley on breakout tries to pass through Eberle. Too easy. Then Bordeleau attempts a spinning backhand pass up the middle from wall up the ice. No chance. This is what happens when guys are done with the season, I guess. I mean, what’s Bob going to do, sit them? But unacceptable hockey, in truth. Granted, not just the kids, nobody really showing up tonight.

Period 3

2 in: I do like how Bordeleau hounds his buddy Beniers at center ice. Eventually leads to turnover that becomes a Gregor chance and miss.

6 in: Don’t know what Pederson is doing there, trying to navigate through traffic, turnover. Geekie chance in front. Camera may have lied, but looked like Ferraro looked over at Pederson. Don’t know that though — but know that’s a bad play.

9 left: Nice chain of events by Bordeleau, he steps in front of a low to high pass, pass to himself so he can skate up into it, then he gains zone, can’t do much but it in a place where Balcers can get it. That’s something I’ve seen Bordeleau do a lot by the way. When he has no options, he does a good job of zipping it to weak side and putting it where someone else has a chance. In DZ, did nice job to stick check Larsson and win the puck. That’s impressive.

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