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Why Are The Anaheim Ducks Beating The San Jose Sharks?

Published by on April 20, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Why are the Ducks beating the Sharks?

Most analysts will tell you that it is because of the outstanding goaltending of Jonas Hiller. I do not wish to take anything away from the talented 27-year-old Swiss netminder, but that isn't the reason.

Hiller's Game One shutout (in his first playoff game), however, highlights just what that reason is: mental fortitude. The Ducks have it right now, and the Sharks do not.

After all, there is a lot of pressure after winning the President's Cup. Winning that little trinket does things to the minds of players not wearing a Red Wings jersey.

I think the Sharks are one good sports psychologist away from winning a championship. Especially for their stars, wh...

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