Sharks’ playoff hopes continue to sink after loss to Habs

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With 10 games remaining in their schedule, the San Jose Sharks are running out of time to make a miracle run for the Stanley Cup playoffs.

They now sit eight points back of the Winnipeg Jets for the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. Not only are they running out of games, there are three other teams ahead of them, one of which is the L.A. Kings.

On Saturday, the Sharks fired 29 shots at Montreal Canadiens star goalie Carey Price, but failed to score. The result was a 2-0 loss. Price has now recorded a single-season career best nine shutouts this season, as well as his 40th win.

He has shutouts in back-to-back games. No. 9 on the season was another massive blow to the Sharks’ playoff hopes.

“Our guys are competing. They’re battling. They are doing the right things to give ourselves a chance to win. It’s all we can ask of them right now. … But, we’re beyond growth right now. It’s all about wins,” said head coach Todd McLellan, as per CSN Bay Area.