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Who Would of Thunk It?

Everything was going so well for the Sharks tonight. Dominating play versus a dysfunctional Dallas team who fired it's well respected GM, reassigned it's team president and made Brett Hull a co-GM. Going into the 3rd period, they did what I always despise....a defensive shell. Sure enough Dallas picks up the big MO and tie the game with 2 quick goals. The Sharks were lucky just to get to OT. Then the unexpected happens. Dallas is 22-5 all-time in shootouts while the Sharks are 3-9 (0-2 this year). A sure win for the Stars right? Just like that, goals by Setoguchi and Marleau and the Sharks escaped with 2 pts. 3 wins in a row and a rematch with Phoenix tomorrow. This will be the Sharks/Coyotes 3rd game in the last 6 days and the Coyotes 3rd straight versus the Sharks.

When the season started, if I asked you who would be the Sharks 2nd leading scorer at this point, what would you say? Obviously Thornton would be #1, but who be 2nd? Marleau? Michalek? Cheechoo? No one would of guessed Roenick but with an assist tonight, he now has 11 pts. Even more amazing, who do you think leads the team in +/-? Keep guessing cause you will never would of known that Doug Murray leads with a +12 (after another impressive +3 tonight). This is a sign of a good team where you don't have to rely on your big guns every night. Now only if they can stay consistent.