The San Jose Sharks spent Saturday morning preaching that they would fire a lot of pucks on net in their game against the Predators.
And they followed through — 39 times — in a 2-1 victory at HP Pavilion.
It didn’t matter where the Sharks were in the offensive zone; they were going to aim for Pekka Rinne’s net and send the black vulcanized rubber at the 6-foot-5 goaltender.
“You can tell they threw a lot of pucks from the corners and everywhere,” Rinne said. “They always had somebody in front of the net.”
The Sharks came into the game averaging 30.1 shots on goal per game. But they bemoaned their inability to follow up those shots with second and third chances. They solved that problem Saturday.
“If you can get that many shots, you’re bound to score more goals,” Sharks forward Logan Couture said. “We had a lot of good looks, a lot of wraps and jams, which we wanted to get going into tonight. We need to build off that.”
San Jose Sharks don't stop shooting
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