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
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. Read More
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Colin Wilson scored at 2:08 of overtime, and the Nashville Predators beat the Sharks 1-0 Tuesday night to snap a two-game skid.
Pekka Rinne made 25 saves for his second shutout this season in a game in which Nashville set a franchise mark for offensive futility before Wilson scored. The goal ended the drought at just over 176 minutes in a three-game span. 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
Patrick Marleau scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:53 remaining for his third straight two-goal game, helping the San Jose Sharks rally from a two-goal deficit to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 5-3 in their home opener Thursday night.Logan Couture and Marty Havlat also scored and Joe Thornton had three assists and an empty-net goal for the Sharks, who have opened the season with three straight wins for the first time since 2008-09. Antti Niemi made 32 saves. Read More
Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture each had two goals and an assist as the Sharks won their second in a row to start the abbreviated NHL season, defeating the Oilers 6-3 Tuesday and ruin Edmonton’s home opener.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Dan Boyle also scored and Joe Thornton had three assists for the Sharks (2-0-0).Taylor Hall, Nail Yakupov and Justin Schultz replied for the Oilers (1-1-0). Read More
They say timing is everything, and the cliche certainly rings true for the return of the NHL later this month.
Hockey fans are frustrated with Commissioner Gary Bettman and the players’ association for threatening to cancel the entire regular season for a second time in eight years. But by the time the puck drops on the real season — the Stanley Cup playoffs — in the spring, this old spat will seem as ancient as Maurice Richard’s skates. Read More