Brent Burns helped San Jose jump off to a fast start with his second goal of the postseason and the Sharks tied their second-round series against Los Angeles at two games with a 2-1 victory over the Kings in Game 4 on Tuesday night. Read More
So far, the Sharks’ Stanley Cup playoff series with the Los Angeles Kings is giving hockey nuts everything they could ask for: drastic momentum swings, rock’em, sock’em play, a controversial suspension, a wounded hero and dazzling performances from two of the game’s best goalies. Read More
When Logan Couture limped off the ice in the middle of a tied game San Jose desperately needed to win, it looked as if he was taking the Sharks’ playoffs hopes with him.
Instead Couture managed to make it back out on the ice to give his team an emotional spark and topped that by scoring the overtime game-winner that got the Sharks back into their second-round series against Los Angeles with a 2-1 victory in Game 3 on Saturday night. Read More
Raffi Torres spent the past year in San Jose trying to shake his reputation as a dangerous player.
His hit on Los Angeles center Jarret Stoll might have erased much of that work and put both players’ postseason futures in doubt.
Stoll is likely to miss Game 2 of the Kings’ second-round playoff series against the Sharks tonight. The valuable two-way forward didn’t return to the series opener after a hard hit from Torres late in the second period of Los Angeles’ 2-0 victory. Read More
Although Joe Thornton and Dustin Brown might not agree on much else over the next two weeks, both captains believe hockey has never been bigger or better in California, from the thriving youth game all the way to their state’s three winning NHL clubs.
The Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings are eager to highlight this renaissance in their second-round playoff series. It’s the fourth postseason meeting between Golden State teams, but the first beyond the opening round. 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. 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. 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. Read More
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
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