Mar 27

NHL Death Watch: Sharks take division lead; Maple Leafs face elimination


Since we’re down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation.

In the topsy-turvy crazy mixed-up world known as the Pacific Division, the San Jose Sharks are now the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference after being left for dead, oh, what, 10 days ago?

Said Coach Todd McLellan, after they defeated the Colorado Avalanche, 5-1, on Monday night:

“The fact that we got two points is the most significant thing. I don’t think we can be worried about positioning right now. You can not play a game and drop three spots. It’s nice to be ahead. When you’re ahead you completely control your own destiny. When you’re behind, you’re hoping and waiting for help. You want to be in control of everything.”