The surefire way to break a streak is for me to post about it, so apologies in advance to the Sharks and/or Blackhawks. Blame NHL.com, they did it first.
The San Jose Sharks are 6-0. Surprised? So is Patrick Marleau.
HA! Actually, Patty always looks that way.
But we are impressed. Nine goals in six games for the former Foxy Friday. Last year he scored 30 times in 82 games – this year he’s on pace for 72 in 48.
Also putting up big numbers for San Jose are Jumbo Joe (Thornton) and Little Joe (Pavelski). Last night, the Sharks struggled through two periods and it took a late goal by Rookie of My Life Logan Couture to tie Anaheim. Marleau was held goal-less for the first time this year. But in the shootout…
Six straight wins is the best in Sharks franchise history. Recently the Penguins announcers were discussing whether 33-year old NHL players should be considered “aging veterans.”
What do you think, Marleau and Thornton (and Pants and Chuck)? Anyone older care to chime in?
San Jose has given up only 10 goals against, second only to the Devils (9, try calling Brodeur old). They play tomorrow night vs. Edmonton.
The Chicago Blackhawks are 6-0 too.
Stats, stats, stats, sweaty Viktor Stalberg blinking magnificently…
Sorry, lost my train of thought there. [Video]
The Hawks have won a number of tight contests, including two one-goal games and two OTs. Six wins is also a franchise-best for this 85-year old team.
We talked about PKane’s hot start, but Chicago’s getting solid output from all their top players – Kane, Hossa, Sharp and Toews lead the team in points.
Wayne Gretzky said, “You build a pretty good hockey team around Kane and Toews and Hossa, and right now they’re hitting on all cylinders, they’re going to be a tough team to beat.” [Video]
They play tonight vs. Minnesota in a game the NHL Network would have you believe is a big time rivalry. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh.
Okay, I kinda get it. But what is THIS about?!