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Sharks display turkey performance in 'embarrassing' loss to Kraken

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The San Jose Sharks started Thanksgiving early.

On the first shift, they allowed a Jordan Eberle breakaway. And even with one Seattle Kraken goal disallowed because of an offsides and a David Quinn timeout exhorting them to wake up, the Sharks were down 4-0 after the first period.

“Two breakaways in the first minute and a half. Just absolutely freaking embarrassing,” Quinn lamented. “We lost every single battle. Got beat off walls. Every time there was a 50-50 puck battle, we’re fishing for pucks. Get on the wrong side of it. One guy would get beat one-on-one and the other guy would dive in. It was embarrassing.”

It didn’t get much better after that.

The Sharks pulled a shelled Kaapo Kahkonen but had only one shot on goal in the middle frame. They managed to avoid a shutout off a late third-period Mike Hoffman goal, but overall, had only 14 shots.

It was a turkey of a performance.

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