Is it March yet?
After a perfect 7-0-0 in January, the Sharks continued their February flop, dropping a 4-1 decision to the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night that left San Jose 0-4-3 for a month that, thankfully, has only 28 days.
The losses have reached the point that Sharks coach Todd McLellan -- asked about the possibility of a major trade to shake things up -- broadened the topic raised.
"I think everybody needs to be concerned about the performance of the team -- players, coaches, trainers, managers. We're all in it together," he said after initially deflecting the question as one for general manager Doug Wilson, who did not make the trip. "When you start pointing fingers at one individual, there's three pointing back at you."
Then McLellan added. "Let's all clean up what we do, whether we're a coach or a player, and perform to our abilities."
Chicago got its goals from Dave Bolland, Marcus Kruger, Andrew Shaw and Niklas Hjalmarsson, while Tim Kennedy got the only San Jose tally in his second game since being called up from AHL Worcester.
San Jose goalie Antti Niemi lost to his former teammates for the second time in 10 days, while Chicago backup Ray Emery upped his record this season to 4-0-0.
Sharks' miserable month continues with loss to Chicago Blackhawks
San Jose Mercury News | Feb 16