Momentum is everything in hockey and the San Francisco Bulls are looking to build on a dramatic come-from-behind win against the Utah Grizzlies over the weekend. After losing nine of 10 games, the Bulls picked up four points over the weekend by knocking off the Idaho Steelheads 4-2 on Friday and the Grizzlies 4-3 in a shootout Sunday. Read More
San Francisco Bulls coach Pat Curcio is expecting his team to play with more discipline when they face the Ontario Reign for the third time in eight days tonight in Southern California.
The Bulls racked up 43 penalty minutes in a 7-0 loss to the Reign at the Cow Palace on Saturday. Read More
The expansion San Francisco Bulls netted a big goal this week when they signed San Jose Sharks veteran Ryane Clowe to an ECHL contract. Throwing an NHL name up on the marquee can’t be bad for business.
But if cooler heads prevail, Clowe will be skating with the Sharks before anyone figures out who the Elmira Jackals, the Wheeling Nailers and the Kalamazoo Wings are. Read More
The expansion San Francisco Bulls slid into last place in the ECHL’s Pacific Division last weekend after dropping three straight games to the Alaska Aces.
After opening the season with six points in five games, the Bulls (2-4-0-2) were outmatched on their trip up to Anchorage, losing by scores of 4-1, 5-2 and 3-2. Read More
Regular-season professional hockey will return to San Francisco for the first time in more than 16 years on Oct. 12. Read More
SAN JOSE — They’ve been called the Buffalo Bills of hockey: always a favorite, never the champ. But now the Sharks are being cast into a new role that could reshape the team’s underachiever image.
After winning four straight Pacific Division titles, the Sharks — the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference — head into this year’s first-round Stanley Cup playoff matchup with the second-seeded St. Louis Blues in uncharted waters as the low-seed underdog. Read More
Evgeni Malkin pounded home a rebound 1:31 into overtime to lift the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.
Malkin, the NHL's leading scorer, banged a long carom off the end boards past Washington's Michal Neuvirth for his 26th goal of the season. Malkin added two assists to give him a league-leading 58 points on the season. Read More
Cody Hodgson scored his second goal of the game with 4:17 left, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Saturday.
Ryan Kesler and David Booth also scored for Vancouver (29-15-4), which is 1-1-1 halfway through its six-game homestand. Read More
Scott Hartnell scored two power-play goals, and Wayne Simmonds had a goal and two assists, leading the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.
The Flyers (28-14-4) remained four points behind the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers. The Devils (26-19-2) lost for the second straight time in the middle of a six-game homestand. Read More
Marian Gaborik scored twice, the second on a third-try backhander with 3.6 seconds left in overtime, and the New York Rangers beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Saturday in a matchup of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference.
Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves for the Rangers. Ryan Callahan also scored for the Rangers, who tied Chicago with 64 points — most in the NHL. Read More