After starting the season alternating wins and losses in their first 7 games, the Sharks seemed to find their rhythm after back to back victories versus Nashville and Calgary. The Sharks dominated Calgary and headed for a team building trip to Banff, Alberta highlighted by a Curling tournament. They seemed to leave those good feelings as well as their game in Canada as they fell flat on their face versus the Red Wings. Once again the Wings skated circles around the bigger Sharks as they dominated them for the second time in 8 days. The only highlight was Alexei Semenov's late PP goal to deny Chris Osgood of a shutout. Not much time to lick their wounds as they must strap it on again in less than 24 hours as they have an afternoon affair in Columbus. I was thinking that Thomas Greiss might get his first start of the year today but with the Detroit blowout, Evgeni Nabokov got to rest most of the 3rd period.
News out of Worcester is that Sandis Ozolinsh was let out of his minor league contract and has flown back to San Jose to skate. He will probably skate with the team after they arrive back in town next week. More news on this to come.