The Depth is still not there for the Sharks - It's always been the problem. Our bottom 6 haven't scored a goal? You can't win championships like that. We can't rely on 2 lines every night.
This. No Havlat and Torres hurts us. Are special teams have been crap and we played our worst game of the playoffs tonight while the Kings played their best hockey in this series today. Galiardi took a stupid penalty that led to a goal and Irwin made a really bad turnover that led to a goal. End rant.
I fully expect us to win Game 6 and anything can happen in a Game 7. The effort wasn't there for the 1st 40. The two days rest should help.
The problem is most if not all of his chances were pretty much him in alone
Bingo. They created no transition opportunities and when they had a slight break of that nature, they slowed it down too much and waited too long to make the play.
Their ability to win on the road for game 7 is seriously in doubt. They will be a lot better in game six at home with everything on the line but they have to get past the pinching garbage. One, they're going down the wrong side by going up the left wing side. Second, they're not winning draws enough. Third, Irwin-Boyle is killing them. It's time to play five D and there's no reason to have Marleau-Couture-Pavelski out there without Vlasic-Braun...that's why they got scored on in the first place.
This is a poorly kept stat and almost always favors the home team. I'm sure the kings out hit them but it likely wasn't as bad in reality. Still the Sharks need to come out and out hit the kings so there is no question who out hit who.
Someone said it earlier that the Sharks look like they were playing not to lose. They can't play like that against a team as good as the Kings. You have to be aggressive to win deep in the playoffs. You can't sit back and wait for mistakes. They need to grow some ****ing balls and take the game away from the Kings. Marleau and Boyle were also terrible this game.
This has constantly been a problem with this team.
i think we'll bounce back pretty strongly. We've beaten them twice in a row already we can do it again. And if niemi kept them down to only 2 goals playing their best hockey of the post season and us our worst than i think our chances are pretty good in game 6.