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Sharks Territorial Dominance over the Avalanche

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Don't think the Avs are getting lucky?  Drink these digits in from the Sharks' perspective:

 

Time Down 1 Tied Up 1 SF SF SF SA SA SA
Game 4 0 2889 1335 0 57 24 0 43 16
Game 3 0 3651 0 0 93 0 0 33 0
Game 2 2438 1484 0 75 14 0 24 13 0
Game 1 971 2629 0 12 45 0 13 32 0
Totals 3409 10653 1335 87 209 24 37 121 16
Corsi 70.2 63.3 60.0

 

Of course, the shooting percentage chart by state is much more telling...

 

F/-1 F/0 F/1 A/-1 A/0 A/1
Goals 6 3 0 0 8 1
Shots 87 209 24 37 121 16
S% 6.9 1.4 0.0 0.0 6.6 6.3

 

Everything seems to be in order...except San Jose's shooting percentage when the score is tied.  Everybody who thinks the Sharks can continue to shoot 1.4% in tie games - including over many power plays - raise their hand.  Yes, yes, I know the Sharks are cursed and Colorado's the chosen team, but the Avs have been getting abused on the shot boards, and the Sharks have been putting pucks away at roughly 1/3 their normal rate.  The most likely thing that happens is the Sharks bounce back over the next two games, and Colorado is finished...But as we've seen, the most likely outcome is not the same thing as the actual outcome.