Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal 13:18 into overtime and the San Jose Sharks completed their first playoff sweep in franchise history, beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 Tuesday night.
Joe Pavelski scored his second power-play goal of the game to tie it with 4:27 left in regulation. Brent Burns also scored for the Sharks, who will now get a break before beginning the second round of the playoffs next week. Read More
Sharks coach Todd McLellan sees no need to remind his team of the precariousness of a 3-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Sharks nearly squandered that advantage the last time they held it, needing the full seven games to eliminate the Detroit Red Wings in the second round two years ago.
With many of the same core players still around, McLellan is content to let past experience serve as the teaching tool heading into Game 4 of the series on tonight at the Shark Tank. Read More
Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture each scored twice to spoil Cory Schneider’s return to the nets for Vancouver and the San Jose Sharks won their third straight game to open the playoffs, beating the Canucks 5-2 on Sunday night.
Pavelski scored the first two goals and Couture and Patrick Marleau added scores 9 seconds apart to break the game open early in the third period and give the Sharks a 3-0 series lead.
Couture added a second power-play goal early in the third to end Schneider’s night and give him a playoff-best four points for the game. Antti Niemi made 28 saves. Read More
After becoming the first road team to post a victory this postseason, the sixth-seeded Sharks look to take control of their Western Conference first-round series against the third-seeded Vancouver Canucks when they visit the Northwest Division champions for Game 2 today.
San Jose fell behind before scoring three unanswered goals en route to a 3-1 triumph in the series opener on Wednesday.
Vancouver’s only goal came after Sharks winger Raffi Torres inadvertently put the puck in San Jose’s net. Read More
Defenseman Dan Boyle scored a tie-breaking goal at 9:17 of the third period to enable the Sharks to post a 3-1 comeback win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series Wednesday night.
The first team in this Stanley Cup playoff season to win on the road, San Jose grabbed Game 1 against a Vancouver team that eliminated them from the West finals two years ago.
Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is set for Vancouver on Friday night. Read More
SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks have searched for an identity on their journey through this lockout-shortened season.
There was the high-powered power play that helped them get off to a record-setting start. Then came an offensively challenged seven-week stretch that jeopardized their playoff chances, followed by a strong closing stretch that has the team brimming with confidence heading into the postseason. Read More
The San Jose Sharks dropped their final two regular-season games, both on the road, and they will have to quickly figure out how to remedy that if they are going to advance in the playoffs.
The Sharks, who earned the sixth seed in the Western Conference playoffs, will open their series against third-seeded Vancouver on Wednesday as the NHL unveiled postseason schedules on Sunday. Read More
SAN JOSE — One month after being mired in ninth place in the Western Conference, just hoping to squeeze into the postseason, the San Jose Sharks have clinched a ninth straight playoff berth and can now push for home-ice advantage in the first round.
Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski scored goals 30 seconds apart late in the third period to help the Sharks clinch the playoffs in their final home game of the season with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night. Read More
The Sharks look to avoid being swept in the season series as they face the Pacific Division-rival Dallas Stars in their regular-season home finale today.
San Jose, which enters with a stellar 16-2-5 home record, seeks its first win against the Stars in four tries as it lost two low-scoring games in Dallas and dropped a 5-4 shootout decision at HP Pavilion.
The Sharks, who are 2-1-0 on their four-game homestand, can clinch a playoff spot with a win or as long as the game goes to overtime. Read More
SAN JOSE — Ryan Johansen scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:37 remaining to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a big boost in their push for the playoffs with a 4-3 victory over the Sharks on Sunday night.
Mark Letestu scored twice and Vinny Prospal also scored for the Blue Jackets, who moved into a tie for seventh place with Minnesota in the Western Conference with 51 points. Columbus has played one more game than the Wild and two more than the ninth-place Detroit Red Wings, who are three points back in the race for the final playoff spot. Sergei Bobrovsky made 32 saves. Read More