mercurynews.com photo: San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48) scores past Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.
#1 The San Jose Sharks’ Tomas Hertl scored twice on Thursday night in Anaheim, which just tops some of the offense that the Sharks are getting with authority.
#2 The Sharks also got help from Brent Burns, who scored on a power play, and Evander Kane scoring on a short-handed goal in the third period.
#3 Hertl got hit when he turned by the Ducks Sam Steel and had to leave the game will he be ready for tonight’s game at SAP against the Detroit Red Wings.
#4 The Red Wings have shown a little improvement as they have struggled this year. They have won three of their last four games coming into San Jose tonight.
#5 The Sharks have been getting great offense and they have improved since going on the power play — something they had trouble with before coming to San Jose from their previous long eastern road swing.
Mary Lisa covers the San Jose Sharks and can be heard each Saturday on the Sharks podcast at http://www.sportsradioservice.com