Earlier this month the Sharks were blowing leads and winning despite it, but their third-period scrambling is starting to catch up to them.
Joe Pavelski takes a feed from Joe Thornton and wrists it through traffic to even the score at 3-3 against the Blue Jackets.
The Sharks have had trouble holding early leads and Thursday wasn't any different as the Blue Jackets came from behind twice to win 5-4.
Bruce Bochy is planning to go with a different left fielder in Game 4 against the left-handed Jason Vargas, but it isn't the alternative you might think.
Hunter Strickland ran a little hot after Omar Infante took him deep in Game 2, but a day later he showed nothing but respect for his opponents.