The fans of the San Jose Sharks may have had to wait an unreasonably long time to see their team in action this season, but so far, it has been well worth the wait. The Sharks are 7-0 to the start the 2012-13 campaign and they have been finding different ways to get the job done.
San Jose has not lacked for offense over the last seven games, racking up 29 goals in that time, while only giving up 12 to their opponents. This is exactly the way every team in the NHL dreamed of starting the season, but only the Sharks have been able to get it done.
The games have not all been blowout wins either. The Sharks have shown that they can win the slug matches as well, winning in a shootout on Tuesday against the Anaheim Ducks and then following it up with another shootout victory on Thursday night when they took on the Edmonton Oilers. Still unbeaten on the season, the Sharks will take the ice again on Saturday against the Nashville Predators with hopes of keeping their unbeaten streak alive.
One thing that should be considered when looking at the Sharks ferocious start is the fact that they have played the majority of the season at home so far. Besides their first two match-ups, the Sharks have enjoyed the comfort of their home ice, playing in front of the wild crowd at the HP Pavilion. San Jose will play three out of their next four games at home before going on a six game road trip. If the Sharks are still unbeaten going into that stretch, they will have their work cut out for them playing the Chicago Blackhawks not once, but twice.
As of right now though, the Sharks are the only team who have yet to taste defeat and that is something both the fans, and the organization, can be proud of.
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