Doug Wilson’s mailbox should be overflowing with apology letters right now. As the Sharks struggled through a miserable scoring drought last month, many among the teal-clad faithful insisted that he blow up the team’s core nucleus.
But the team didn’t need to part ways with Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau or Dan Boyle to surge up the Western Conference standings. The missing piece was already on the bench; he just had to switch spots. Read More
SAN JOSE — Even Raffi Torres was surprised when Sharks coach Todd McLellan tabbed him for his first shootout chance in more than two years.
Torres delivered on his coach's hunch, and goalie Antti Niemi did the rest to help San Jose move into a tie for fourth place in the Western Conference with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Read More
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The San Jose Sharks have been one of the NHL's best teams at home so they should be in good playoff position with their next four games at the Shark Tank.
Heading back to the Bay Area after a key road victory should make them feel even more comfortable.
Antti Niemi stopped 35 shots for his fourth shutout of the season, Tommy Wingels had a goal and an assist, and the San Jose Sharks raced past Phoenix in the second period to beat the Coyotes 4-0 on Monday night. Read More
After failing to keep pace with the reigning Stanley Cup champions in the battle for fourth place in the Western Conference and home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, the Sharks attempt to end their road trip on a high note when they visit the Pacific Division rival Phoenix Coyotes tonight. Read More
DETROIT — Patrick Marleau helped San Jose start strong and finish well.Marleau scored a short-handed goal early in the game and the shootout winner, lifting the Sharks to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.San Jose, trying to earn home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, moved into fourth place for at least a couple hours in the Western Conference, one point ahead of St. Louis and Los Angeles."It's huge," Marleau said. "But still a lot of room for error both ways."Detroit's margin is very slim. Read More
While the Sharks continue their quest for home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, the Detroit Red Wings look to maintain their hold on eighth place in the Western Conference when the clubs meet at Joe Louis Arena today.
San Jose is one point behind the Los Angeles Kings for fourth place in the West, failing to overtake the reigning Stanley Cup champions by dropping a 4-0 decision to the Blue Jackets in Columbus on Tuesday. Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Coming off one of their worst games in the last two months, the Columbus Blue Jackets were angry and hungry.The San Jose Sharks paid the price.Sergei Bobrovsky picked up his fourth career shutout — all in his last 15 games — and newcomer Marian Gaborik had a goal and an assist Tuesday night, leading the Blue Jackets to a 4-0 win over the Sharks.The victory was vital for the Blue Jackets, still hoping to steal a playoff spot for only the second time in the franchise's 12 seasons. Read More
SAN JOSE — A near-perfect homestand catapulted the San Jose Sharks from a fierce fight just to make it into the NHL playoffs to a battle for home-ice advantage in the opening round.If the Sharks are going to have any hope of winning that race and finishing in the top four in the Western Conference, they are going to need to take the momentum they built during their recent seven-game winning streak and bring it out on the road, where they have had problems all season. Read More
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Despite dealing away many of their star players before this week's NHL trade deadline, the Dallas Stars are delivering a clear message to the rest of the Western Conference that they aren't packing it in just yet.Jamie Benn scored the lone goal in the shootout and Kari Lehtonen stopped all three attempts as the Stars snapped the San Jose Sharks' seven-game winning streak with a 5-4, come-from-behind victory on Sunday. Read More
SAN JOSE — Dan Boyle delivered a proper finish to his length-of-the-ice rush that helped carry the streaking San Jose Sharks to their sixth straight win.
Boyle scored on a spectacular end-to-end rush with a two-man advantage and Joe Thornton broke a tie with a goal off the skate of a Minnesota defender to move the Sharks up in the standings with a 4-2 win over the Wild on Wednesday night.
"I've had a lot of highlight rushes, but I never seem to finish it with a goal," Boyle said. "It was nice to put it away and get a little momentum for our team." Read More