While most San Jose Sharks fans will define their season as one giant failure after the teams worst postseason effort in franchise history, there were some bright spots and highlights of the 2011-12 campaign.
The Sharks entered the season regarded as one of the most lethal teams in the NHL, on paper.
The additions of stars such as Brent Burns and Martin Havlat were thought to be the missing pieces of the puzzle to finally give the Sharks the final push to the promised land and capture their inaugural Stanley Cup.
Well, that may not have happened.
The Sharks had spurts and glimpses where fans got to really see the elite team they thought had been put together in the offseason last summer. In this article, I'd like to examine the top five games of the 2011-12 season that showed the Sharks can really be the NHL standard.