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San Jose Sharks Corsi by score, Rounds 1-2

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Compare and contrast from the Sharks' perspective:

Down 1 Tied Up 1
Col 73.6 62.2 55.2
Det 46.2 53.2 48.8

This is actually Fenwick% (Corsi excluding blocked shots). By this metric, the Wings and Sharks were much more closely-matched - hence four one-goal Sharks wins. 53.2% isn't very far from what we'd expect given their scoring chance ratios this season.

The key thing is that Detroit is a much, much better team than Colorado. Yet San Jose dispensed with them much more easily than they did Colorado thanks to timely scoring and a normal shooting percentage. Does anyone out there honestly believe that Colorado is a better team than Detroit?