High-octane Sharks face Panthers

San Jose (6-1-0) at Florida (3-3-0) 7:30 p.m. EDT

SUNRISE, Florida (Ticker) — The San Jose Sharks are having no
problem finding the back of the net thus far this season.

The Sharks look to continue their early-season surge on Friday
when they visit the Florida Panthers.

San Jose enters the contest after completing a rare
cross-country, home-and-home sweep of the winless Philadelphia
Flyers. The Sharks scored 12 goals during the two games,
needing overtime and a shootout to forge the victories.

Tied with the St. Louis Blues (25) for second-most goals this
season, San Jose registered at least three tallies in all but
two games this season.

“We’ve been scoring all over the place,” said Sharks center Joe
Pavelski, who ranks second on the team with three goals. “Every
line is scoring goals, and that is what kind of wins you games.”

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The Sharks’ offense will face a Florida team which is ranked
15th in the league, surrendering an average of three goals per

Tomas Vokoun has alternated losses and wins in five starts this
season, posting a 2.77 goals-against average and .908 save
percentage. Backup Craig Anderson earned a win in his only
start, but won’t be in net against San Jose after allowing 11
goals en route to losing each of his three previous outings
against the Sharks.