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San Jose Sharks: Magic Number Countdown (35, 49)

While the magic number for NHL History seems to be falling farther and farther from reality for San Jose, The Pacific Division crown seems inevitable for Team Teal. The recent string of overtime losses is a difficult stretch for San Jose, as they feel defeat four out of five games. But the Sharks haven’t necessarily deserved the win in those games, in some cases they didn’t even deserve a point, but third period heroics have garnered points in every game of the road trip.

That means the Sharks have earned 5 out of 8 points so far on the trip, and should they win against the Devils, 7 out of 10 points on the road seems like a fantastic number. Let’s check out the countdown:

Pacific Division Crown: 35 points over the Dallas Stars

Phoenix has seemingly dropped out of contention for second in the Pacific Division, and while Anaheim is tied with Dallas in the standings, the Stars have a few games in hand. So, as we suspected here at the Bullet the Dallas Stars creep back into the playoff picture and Sharks fans have to shudder.

San Jose currently holds a 22-point lead over second place Dallas, Anaheim with 29 games to play. The Sharks need to win just 18 games to secure the division crown.

Playoff Magic Number: 31 points.

The Quest for 132: 49 points

The journey towards history has hit several speed bumps through this recent trip and it appears the Sharks will really have to work to be in the mix for the presidents trophy. San Jose currently has 83 points. They need to win 25 of their remaining 29 games to make history.

They’re currently two points back of Boston for the league’s best record, and two points ahead of Detroit in the West.

The Sharks are currently on pace to finish the season with 128 points.


February 14, 2009 - Posted by | danharris, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Sports, thesilverbullet

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