Sharks Analysis

Sharks still figuring things out after shutout loss to Golden Knights

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You’re not going to keep winning games, getting doubled up in shots.

The San Jose Sharks were outshot 41-18 by the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday and managed to win 3-2. They were outshot 39-19 by the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday and pulled out a 2-1 victory.

The hope, of course, was that these wins, which snapped San Jose’s 11-game losing streak to start the season, were the first steps of a team finally finding some confidence. That they just needed some victories under their belt, and that would take a load off their minds so they could begin to play their best hockey.

That didn’t happen tonight, as the Sharks were shut out 5-0 and outshot 39-20 by the Vegas Golden Knights.

While it wasn’t a humiliating loss by any means – San Jose kept it close, not allowing a lot of high-danger chances, until a William Karlsson short-handed goal made it 3-0 early in the third period – Vegas was the better team, wire to wire.

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