Sharks Must Improve on Road

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Whatever problems the Sharks have experienced on the road since mid-January need to be fixed over the next 48 hours.

A team that started out 11-4-3 away from HP Pavilion has gone 4-13-4 outside San Jose's city limits over the past 10 weeks. With their next two games Tuesday night here against the Dallas Stars and Thursday night against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center, the Sharks need to pick up at least two points or see their postseason hopes doomed.

"Two very, very important games, so we'd like to see our good road play start right now because we need it," captain Joe Thornton said Monday.

The most obvious thing the Sharks need to improve is scoring as they go head-to-head against two of the four teams they are vying with for three playoff spots. The fact San Jose only has eight goals over its past six road games goes a long...

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