E.J. Hradek spent an entire weekend watching playoff hockey; in that respect, he's no different than you or I. But his observations -- on Jumbo Joe, Nicklas Lidstrom, Brad Stuart, the Coyotes and the Blackhawks -- have a deeper meaning. Dive in.
Joe Pavelski had a goal and two assists, and the Sharks won back-to-back games for just the second time in nearly four weeks, beating the Stars 5-2 Saturday.
Evgeni Nabokov made 17 of his 32 saves in the frantic third period, and the Sharks recovered from rare back-to-back defeats with a 3-2 victory over the Rangers.
Tampa Bay (22-19-3) at San Jose (20-17-5) 8:00 pm EST
Joe Thornton had two assists for the second straight night with his new team, helping the Sharks rally to a 5-4 victory over the Maple Leafs.