San Jose Sharks defenseman Matt Benning (5) and defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) battle for the puck against Calgary Flames left wing Andrew Mangiapane (88) in the second period at SAP Center in San Jose on Sun Dec 18, 2022 (AP News photo)
On the San Jose Sharks podcast with Maddie Dutra:
#1 Maddie, the Sharks (10-17-6) have lost six of their last eight games, Sharks are now 13th in the Western Conference and have lost their last two games Saturday to the Los Angeles Kings in LA and Sunday in San Jose by three goals to the Calgary Flames (14-12-6) 5-2.
#2 The game kicked off with the Flames putting on the pressure as Kahkonen had to be sharp early on. That pressure by Calgary paid off as in their own zone Jaycob Megna made a terrible pass essentially giving Tyler Toffoli a goal. Which he did capitalize on getting his 11th goal of the season and making it 1-0 early with no assists on the goal.
#3 The domination continued as at the 9:23 mark of the first period the shots favored the Flames at 7-1. A glimmer of hope did appear for San Jose as Adam Ruzicka took a tripping penalty getting the power play unit on the ice.
#4 After the Sharks took the three goal loss Tomas Hertl said after the game, “Especially tonight I don’t think we spend enough time in the O zone we don’t have all four lines rolling the O zone.”
#5 Maddie, Sharks get another chance at the Flames for the second game in a row at SAP Center in San Jose after losing the Flames Sunday the Sharks are looking for some defense and some pucks of their own in net?
Maddie Dutra is a beat writer for Fear of the Fin and is a Sharks podcast contributor at http://www.sportsradioservice.com