After what could be argued as the best Sharks game this season, the team will have to put it out of their mind quickly and get right back to work against the Buffalo Sabres.
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The Sabres are placed 9th in their conference, and 3rd in their division, but as with the Sharks, those numbers can be deceiving. Before their loss to Boston, Ryan Miller posted back to back shutouts, and Thomas Vanek has 4 points in his last 3 games. This is a hardworking team, and the Sharks will have to work hard to earn the W.
The Sharks are in the midst their most impressive winning streak of the season, with big come from behind wins against Detroit and Philadelphia. They'll hope to extend to 3 in a row tonight (which would tie for the longest win streak of the season) but it'll take some effort, a category that they have been unpredictable at best in. Dany Heatley (11 points in his last 10 games) and Logan Couture (7 points in his last 6 contests, including his first two multi-goal games) have been leading this team in offense, but they'll need everyone to contribute tonight. Patrick Marleau is scoreless in 4 games, with only 2 points in his last 8, and Joe Pavelski was scoreless in 4 before scoring a goal in Philadelphia last night.
With a complete team effort, they should be able to secure the win tonight in Buffalo, and improve upon their unimpressive record of 1-13 at HSBC Arena.
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