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Gregor Has Lowest Shooting % in NHL, Return of Meaningful Kings-Sharks Games

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Sheng Peng: Noah Gregor is going to get another shot to score some goals this afternoon.

With Alexander Barabanov still in COVID protocol, Gregor will skate once again in the top-six with Logan Couture and Jonathan Dahlen.

Gregor has just one goal in 23 games this year. His 1.4 shooting percentage is actually the lowest among all NHL forwards with 70 or more shots.

I say he’s due: Gregor’s been getting a ton of chances and has a good shot.

I’ve spoken with a number of NHL scouts who really like Gregor’s blend of speed, physicality, and shooting. They’ve told me he has 20-goal potential.

Well, the San Jose Sharks could use some of that potential this afternoon versus the Kings. The Sharks have scored just one goal in the last two games.

Speaking of Sharks-Kings, the long-time rivals appear to be mirroring each other once again.

Through the early 2010’s, Sharks-Kings might have the NHL’s fiercest rivalry, both teams consistently vying for the Stanley Cup.

Both have fallen on hard times recently, with the San Jose Sharks missing the playoffs the last two years, and the Kings missing the last three years.

But both are in the thick of the playoff race now, trying to integrate young players with veterans from their glory days. For the Kings, that’s familiar faces like Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, Dustin Brown, and Jonathan Quick. For the Sharks, that’s Logan Couture, Brent Burns, Tomas Hertl, and Marc-Edouard Vlasic.

Bob Boughner spoke to that point this morning.

It’s been a long time since the Kings and the San Jose Sharks have played a meaningful game — it’s good to be back, let’s hope this is the first of many this year.

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