As the Penguins won Game 2, my Predictions for the Sharks look low. The Penguins won, 2-1, to lead the series 2-0. However, I think the Sharks still have a chance for these reasons:
- Joe Thornton is the Kimmo Timonen of last year. The aged veteran will likely be playing in his last year, so he will be trying harder than ever before to win. He has 377 goals, and is arguably the Sharks’ best player.
- Marc-Andre Fleury will be the Sharks’ friend. He has 206 losses, a 2.56 GAA, and 1,606 Goals let in. The Sharks will be in trouble if Matt Murray is in net, though.
- Joe Pavelski has 266 goals, and will likely score more this series. In the last 3 games versus the Blues, he had 4 goals. Fleury and/or Murray can’t hold on forever, and Pavelski is sure to strike.
I’m not sure any other team could come back versus the Penguins, but it would take a team as legendary as the 76-77′ Canadiens. Stay calm and Bite on!