Vancouver Canucks: Week 10 Pacific Division Power Rankings

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Dec 5, 2015; San Jose, CA, USA; The San Jose Sharks players look on from the bench during the third period at SAP Center at San Jose. The Lightning won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

3. San José Sharks

Week #9 Record: 0-3-0

Overall Record: 14-12-0

What’s Good?

Joonas Donskoi, Barklay Goodrow, Matt Tennyson. Who? Just a few youngsters playing regular NHL roles for the Sharks. When everyone thought the team was heading straight into misery, the Sharks answered with a bunch of young guys and stayed in playoff contention. Joel Ward is surprisingly one of the team’s best scorers with 21 points in 26 games.

What’s Bad?

Even though the Sharks lost three straight games, there is nothing really bad about them right now. Their last two losses (1-0 vs. Anaheim and 4-3 vs. Tampa Bay) were one-goal games that could have been won by the Sharks. They were not, but that is no reason to panic.

What’s Next?

The Sharks’ schedule for the week looks relatively easy compared to other Pacific teams. Their first two games of the week will be back-to-back on the road, but the opponents are two of the worst teams in the division — the Oilers and Flames. The match up with the Minnesota Wild will be tough, but there is little doubt that the losing streak will end soon.

Next: 2. Anaheim Ducks