It’s been a sprint of an NHL season so far. The lockout shortened schedule has presented challenges to all 30 teams in the league. By season’s end, a week from Saturday, the Sharks will have played 48 games in 98 days. There will have been 31 flights totaling 28,167 air miles. There are 52 days dedicated to play 24 games on the road.
On top of game day morning skates the Sharks have had 31 non-game day practices.
A normal regular season is comprised 82 games spread over roughly 184 days.
Since the starting bell rang on January 20, it’s felt like NHL clubs hit the ground running. With just under two weeks remaining the 10 playoff spots are still up for grabs. The first round matchups most likely won’t be clear until the last day of the season.
The push for the Stanley Cup Playoffs has begun! Here is a closer look at how the Playoff Picture in the West is shaping up. Check sjsharks.com/theplayoffpicture every day over the next two weeks to see how the Sharks are positioning themselves for the Playoffs.
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