San Jose Sharks 2010: Pavelski Continues To Roll, Sharks Beat Up on Oilers

Chris BennettContributor IOctober 24, 2010

SAN JOSE, CA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks wait for a face-off against the Phoenix Coyotes in a preseason split-squad game at HP Pavilion on September 25, 2010 in San Jose, California.  The Sharks won 3-1.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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Finally, The San Jose Sharks look like their usual selves. After a shaky start, the Sharks have grabbed two wins in a row after they beat the Oilers 6-1 on Saturday.

San Jose's offense continues to role.  Joe Pavelski had a goal and two assist while captain Joe Thornton have three assists in the win.

For the first time this season, the Sharks looked fluid and one on the same page. Although they gave up an early goal, they rebounded with yet another power play goal, which gives them three straight goals with a power play goal (had three power play goals in the game).

After they early goal in the first period, the Sharks didn't look back, racking up six straight goals. San Jose out shot Edmonton 34 to 22 and beat the Oilers by the same amount on face-offs.

Another good sign for the Sharks is the play of goal minder Antero Niittymaki. After replacing Antti Niemi, Niittymaki has gone 2-0 with a 2.47 GGA. 

The power play has been a real key for the Sharks' scoring, but they showed on Saturday that they are back in form and can score when it is five-on-five. 

There where a few problems that are still lingering for the Sharks. Again they gave up a shorthanded goal, which makes that a shorthanded goal in three games this year. That needs to be worked on.

The other thing was defense. Although it was better then usual, There was mistakes that could have cost them if they were playing a quality opponent. Patrick Marelau was horribly beat by Edmonton's Jordan Eberie who beat Marelau to score the Oiler's single goal.

The Sharks look to make it three wins in a road and three on the road when they visit Calgary on Sunday night. After that they return home to face the struggling Devils and rival Ducks.