High-octane Sharks face Panthers

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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."

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.


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