Sharks Hart candidate

Early candidate for the Hart Trophy that many people are not even considering: Evgeni Nabokov.

Now, before every Canuck and Penguin fan explodes let me explain myself. The San Jose Sharks currently are the fifth-lowest scoring team in the NHL; they have the second-lowest goals against. They are tied for first in their division and second in the conference, with Dallas having played two more games.

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No other team scores that few of goals, while being that high in the standings and that is because of one man.

Nabokov has a .919 save percentage, 2.00 goals-against average, with 16 wins, but most impressively has started 29 consecutive games.

Taylor Poncsak, Regina, Sask.