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Recent lack of scoring ‘a big concern’ for Sharks

Jan 31, 2014, 1:12 AM EDT

Another game, another struggle to score goals for the San Jose Sharks.

Just 24 hours after being shutout in a record performance by Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens, the Sharks were once again unable to capitalize on their chances, this time resulting in a 4-1 loss to the host Calgary Flames on Thursday.

That’s back-to-back losses against the bottom-feeders of the Pacific Division – give Calgary some credit, the Flames have four consecutive wins – and the Sharks managed only the one goal. Dating back to Monday’s 1-0 loss to the L.A. Kings, the Sharks have now been shutout twice in their last three games and held to the single goal in that span.

“It’s a big concern of ours right now,” Sharks’ head coach Todd McLellan told reporters of the lack of scoring on Thursday. (You can see a clip of his media scrum below.)

  1. sjsharks66 - Jan 31, 2014 at 1:21 AM

    I knew this would happen at one point. When Pavelski is one of the only players scoring goals, eventually he is going to cool down. Not a good slump for the Sharks to be in right now. Would have loved to continue racking up points so LA has an even harder time catching up. Even possibly ( far stretch ) catching the Ducks at some point.

    Get it together guys.

  2. wishingtonredslur - Jan 31, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    “Give the Flames some credit… four straight.” How about giving them an article instead of a story about the losing team.

  3. joey4id - Jan 31, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    One thing on the Sharks side just before the Olympic break is their schedule. Four home games in the next 7 days.

  4. sjsharks66 - Jan 31, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Wishington, what would you like them to write about? ” well, Calgary has won four straight.. They still will not make the playoffs.. But they won four. Oh how about the trade rumors we heard about earlier? Well…four games..”

    I honestly would not care if Calgary got an article over the Sharks. Then again, I can care less about who gets articles and who doesn’t. Just wondering what you would want to see in that article??

  5. wishingtonredslur - Jan 31, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Well you could talk about the Goalie nearly winning his second ever shut out, the team leading rookie forwards 15th goal, Backlund, Wideman and Hudler put in multi-point games and when the last four game winning streak the Flames had was. Four wins in a row for a Flames fan has gotta be like winning a Stanley Cup at this point.

    • atwatercrushesokoye - Jan 31, 2014 at 1:46 PM

      Watching them play competitive fun to watch hockey again after the 3 week slide over Dec/Jan has certainly been pretty good. The 4 game win streak is nice but I’m more excited about the fact some of the players are starting to show that they are guys they might be able to go into the future with.

      I just hope Hartley doesn’t go back to Berra for 10 games in a row, he’s the epitome of a mediocre goalie (makes some miracle saves but lets in a lot of bad ones) Ramo has earned the right to be number 1 the rest of the way, it’s time to give him an extended look.

  6. sjstyles27 - Jan 31, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    wishingtonhateface this is a Sharks story about the Sharks, google the Flames or log on to the Flames site and you can read all bout how good the Flames did, and not how the Sharks could not score again.

  7. sjstyles27 - Jan 31, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Don’t know why I have hate face that was a copy past mistake.

  8. sjsharks66 - Jan 31, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    You could talk about that. The big story is how the number 5 team in the league has only scored 1 goal in 9 periods. Look at it this way, at leas it’s not another story about how the Flames are struggling. Thats a plus.

  9. wishingtonredslur - Jan 31, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    There is another guy who goes by washingtonhateface lol.

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