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Sharks sinking after disastrous February

Mar 1, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

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The calendar has flipped over to March. The happiest, or most relieved, to kiss February goodbye would arguably be the San Jose Sharks.

After going 7-0 in January to begin the season, the Sharks sunk, winning just twice in 12 games in the month of February.

On Thursday night, it was a 2-1 shootout defeat to the Detroit Red Wings, who played the L.A. Kings the previous night.

“We’re fresh, and I didn’t like our energy level most of the night,” Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told the San Jose Mercury News.

“We looked a little lethargic and I don’t know what the reason is for that, but it’s something we’ve got to correct.”

Tuesday also marked the eighth time last month in which the Sharks were held to one goal or less in a game. Eight times in 12 games.

“It’s the same story every game,” Logan Couture told

“We have to find a way to score more goals. Personally and as a team, we have to find a way to put it into the back of the net. You’re not going to win many games scoring one goal, and we’ve found that out lately.”

  1. sjsharks66 - Mar 1, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    Fire T Mac

  2. jpelle82 - Mar 1, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    scott gomez disease

  3. polegojim - Mar 1, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Todd is a very good coach – they’ll find their stride.

    Strong game for the Wings who played ‘better’ defense, but need to KILL all the defensive zone turnovers. Kindl tried to give that one away several times last night… Clear the zone!

  4. mrpickled - Mar 1, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    I blame Wilson for this breakdown. There is no urgency on the ice! Hesitate, hesitate, hesitate and turnover. Story of the year for sharks. Wilson has done a great job over his tenure but at some point the organization must move forward with a different strategy.

  5. sjawesome - Mar 1, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Ever since the dejardins hit on mayers web the refs blew the call and have Chicago a 5 minute power play the sharks lost their mojo. If it was not for that missed call the sharks would be undefeated and not the Blackhawks.

    Also since Jason Demers was brought back into the lineup the sharks have been sucking big time. Demers is the worst defensemen on the team. Irwin should have never been sent down to the AHL to make room for Demers in the lineup. Demers needs to be traded as soon as possible.

    Lastly my friend got a black armor joe Thornton jersey on feb 1st to replace his old dany heatley home jersey.

    These are my conspiracy theories as to why the sharks have been losing lately.

  6. sjsharks66 - Mar 1, 2013 at 2:33 PM


    I wear my black armor thornton jersey to watch every game…. O.o what if all black armor thornton jerseys are bad luck??

    • sjawesome - Mar 1, 2013 at 6:48 PM

      Ok it’s decided, everyone needs to stop wearing all Thornton black armor jerseys. Problem solved

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