When last we wrote about our Sharks they were mired in a slump and on the roadtrip from h-e-double hockey sticks. Things are very different now. With 8 straight wins the Sharks now have the third best record in the Western Conference. They are just a point behind Dallas and have two games-in-hand on the Stars.
So, what happened?
1. Chechoo is healthy and back in goal-scoring form. He now leads the team in goals.
2. Brian Campbell, brought over from Buffalo is making the defense tremendously better.
3. Patrick Marleau is wide awake, finally, and playing as the captain should... much speculation that he was hampered by trade rumors.
4. The guys that have been performing well all year, Joey, Nabby, and the rest haven't fallen off.
Things are looking good once again for a serious run for the Stanley Cup.