Martin Havlat Enough For Sharks

By anthonyweihofen

When Rick Nash first announced San Jose was one of the teams he could be traded to it seemed like a great offensive option that maybe the Sharks have been missing.

Since Martin Havlat has returned from an injury that has caused him to miss three months of the season he has been putting up points that the Sharks need.

Havlat is currently on a three-game two-point streak. This three-game point streak is also a three-game goal streak for Havlat as well. In his last three games Havlat has scored four goals. Havlat’s four goals also came in only eight shots since his return.

The Sharks are going to be heavily relying on the 30-year old forward to keep up his point streak. The Sharks are 10th place in the Western Conference and are facing the Eastern Conference’s second place Boston Bruins.

The Sharks played the Boston Bruins back in late October and had a successful. The Sharks beat the Bruins 4-2 and Havlat assisted Couture to his first goal of many on the season.

Havlat who has only played an 80+ game season once in his career has a history of injury, but has been a real successful hockey player in his career. In 30 games this season Havlat scored six goals and has a total of 21 points. Havlat has been a dangerous player too many opponents over his 11-season career as he has scored 215 goals and put up 533 points in 615 games.

Averaging .86 points per game over his career Havlat has shown that he is someone the Sharks will be able to rely on as they push to further their hopes of getting into the post-season.

If San Jose can pull out the win against Boston followed up with some bad luck for the Los Angeles Kings and Phoenix Coyotes tonight the Sharks will be back in eighth.

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