Do you still think the Sharks are too old, too slow and too soft to be legitimate Stanley Cup contenders?
Two months ago, you wanted to blow up the band, convinced Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Dan Boyle’s best years had passed. Now, the team looks like the most balanced squad to ever throw on the teal sweaters. Read More
SAN JOSE— Logan Couture and Marty Havlat did much more than just shut down Minnesota's top line. They dominated the score sheet for San Jose, as well.
Couture and Havlat each scored two goals and the Sharks closed in on a ninth straight playoff berth, beating the Wild 6-1 on Thursday night for their most lopsided win of the season. 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
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
Speculation swirls around what San Jose might do before the trade deadline, but the Sharks are creating enough of a stir with their play on the ice.
Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist during a second-period scoring flurry and the Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory. Read More
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The way the San Jose Sharks have been playing of late, even a third-period deficit is no reason to get down.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic celebrated his 26th birthday by scoring the game-tying goal with 5 minutes left in the third period and Logan Couture got the only goal of the shootout to lead the Sharks to their fourth straight win, 3-2 over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night. Read More
ST. LOUIS — Rookie Jake Allen made 39 saves, Chris Stewart led a balanced attack with two goals, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Sharks 4-2 on Tuesday for their second win over the Sharks in three nights.
Brent Burns scored his first in his season debut at forward and Dan Boyle had a late power-play goal for the Sharks, who have lost four in a row and have dropped 10 of 12 to the Blues, including the first round of the playoffs last season. Read More
ST. LOUIS — Antti Niemi made 25 saves and Tim Kennedy scored in the third period to help the Sharks end a seven-game winless streak with a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.
The Sharks’ seven-game skid was their longest streak since a 10-game run Nov. 5-30, 2005.
Joe Thornton also scored for San Jose, which began the season with a franchise-record seven successive wins. Read More
Joe Pavelski had two goals, Patrick Marleau scored again — though only once — and the undefeated Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Sunday.
Joe Thornton also scored for the Sharks, who improved to 5-0-0. Antti Niemi made 23 saves as coach Todd McLellan earned his 200th career victory.
Marleau scored two goals in each of the first four games of the season, becoming the first NHL player to pull off that trick since 1917. Read More