Sharks win battle of unbeatens

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The San Jose Sharks extended their season-opening winning streak to six games with another one-sided win on Tuesday night, knocking off the previously unbeaten St. Louis Blues.

The game of the night on Tuesday was in St. Louis where the Blues were hosting the San Jose Sharks in a matchup that featured two of the three teams in the league to win every game they've played this season in regulation.

If you were expecting a tight, close game, you did not get it.

The Sharks continued their early-season dominance with 6-2 win to improve their record to a league-best 6-0-0 on the young season. It is the second straight year the Sharks have started the season with a winning streak of six games or more.

What's incredible about this year's streak is that it's even more dominant than the one they had last year (which was actually extended to seven games, and was then immediately followed by them going 0-4-3 over their next seven games.)

Through the first six games last season the Sharks outscored their opponents 26-10 and outshot them 183-174. Very good. But this season through six games the Sharks have outscored their opponents 30-9 and outshot them 251-141. That is completely one-sided. Only once this season have the Sharks generated fewer than 30 shots on goal (and they had 29 that night) and twice they've topped 50. They're pretty much doing whatever they want against every team they play.

Unfortunately, that's not what will be dominating the discussion in the immediate aftermath of their most recent win. The talk is sure to center around the the hits from St. Louis' Maxim Lapierre on Dan Boyle, and San Jose's Brent Burns on Brenden Morrow. The former was by far the scariest of the two, as it resulted in Boyle being taken off the ice on a stretcher. Both hits could warrant further discipline from the league, and it's quite possible that Lapierre will have the book thrown at him by the league given his history and the fact there was such a significant injury on the play.

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