Sharks need to learn from mistakes to salvage season originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Editor's Note: Sheng Peng will be a regular contributor to NBC Sports California’s Sharks coverage. You can read more of his coverage on San Jose Hockey Now, listen to him on the San Jose Hockey Now Podcast, and follow him on Twitter at @Sheng_Peng.
The San Jose Sharks keep finding new ways to lose.
From giving up game-winning goals with less than two minutes left (Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Lightning) to surrendering two shorthanded goals in 2:08 to the same penalty killer (Chicago Blackhawks) to blowing a one-goal lead with 1:38 left (Florida Panthers) to blowing a two-goal lead with 4:02 left (last night), it feels like the 3-8-3 Sharks are descending different levels of losing every night.
It’s different kinds of losing, but what’s consistent for the Sharks is a lack of what head coach David Quinn calls situational awareness, knowing the situation on the ice, time on the clock, and who’s on the ice.
Smart or not smart hockey.