The Kings would subsequently organize " Frozen Fury " — a series of annual preseason games in Las Vegas against the Colorado Avalanche. By this point, Foley had secured more than 13, season-ticket deposits. Two expansion applications were submitted: Foley's application for a Las Vegas team, and a bid from Quebecor to revive the Quebec Nordiques at a new arena in Quebec City. At the league owners' meeting on June 22,in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas expansion bid was approved by a unanimous vote, with play to begin in the —18 NHL season. Foley announced that former Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee would be the franchise's first general manager.
Line: Sharks The one major question facing the Sharks is in goal, where Martin Jones struggled all season and enters the postseason with the lowest save percentage for any starter on a playoff team.
Despite that apparent weakness, the Sharks never wavered in their confidence in their goaltender. The team declined to make a move before the trade deadline to add a more consistent netminder in the hopes that Jones can regain the form that made him such a valuable part of the franchise in his first three playoffs with the Sharks.
There's not one mumble or whisper in our group about him or our confidence in him to get the job done.
That's the one analytic stat I can give you guys that maybe you don't have access to. Jones has a.
He has allowed two or fewer goals in nearly two-thirds of his appearances. He has allowed more than three goals in regulation just twice in his past 32 playoff starts.
Jones finished the season with a 2.
He allowed four or more goals in 19 of his 62 games and at least three 36 times — tied for the second most in the league in both categories. But Jones allowed more than three goals just twice in his last 14 starts. I feel good.
Ready to rock. The Sharks lost all 20 games they played when scoring two or fewer goals, becoming the first team since Montreal 18 years ago to fail to record a single win when failing to score three goals, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Luckily for the Sharks, they do have plenty of firepower that they don't need Jones to be brilliant to succeed.
The one major question has been on the number of goals allowed, which has been fueled in part by turnovers on offense that lead to too many odd-man rushes. We didn't have the year we wanted to with the amount of goals we gave up, but it's a clean slate right now.
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