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The Sharks PK has been inconsistent.
The overall numbers have not been horrible, but the Sharks' penalty-killing unit has been inconsistent over the first three preseason games.
Actually, in the first two preseason games, San Jose killed off all eight short-handed situations and looked pretty good doing it.
But in the third game against the Coyotes, the Sharks allowed two power-play goals in four penalty kills, and the PK did not look strong.
Obviously, during preseason games, teams do not use their full rosters, and the penalty-killing units may not have their normal personnel, so that has to be taken into account when analyzing special teams.
After three games, the Sharks are 10-for-12 on the penalty kill, or 83.3 percent. But breakdowns like the game against Phoenix must be eliminated before the regular season gets under way.