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San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones was a key player in Game 5 on Thursday. He will need to have a repeat performance in Game 6 on Sunday. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)

Sharks know getting ahead early a key to survival

Throughout the Stanley Cup finals, San Jose Sharks players have made it…

 

San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski is one of the leading scorers in the playoffs, but he hasn’t registered a goal or assist in the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final. (Keith Srakocic/AP)

Point-less Pavelski must lead Sharks in Game 3

After losing the first two games of the Stanley Cup finals to…

 

Dirk Shadd/The Tampa Bay Times via APLightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) hugs defenseman Jason Garrison (5) after Garrison scored to take the lead

Lightning even series with Blackhawks

TAMPA, Fla. — Andrei Vasilevskiy had no warning before Ben Bishop skated…

 

Alex Brandon/AP file photoFormer New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer was introduced as the newest coach of the San Jose Sharks during a Thursday press conference at the SAP Center.

Robinson gets big assist in DeBoer hire

Peter DeBoer has friends in high places and, at least in part,…

Alex Brandon/AP file photoFormer New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer was introduced as the newest coach of the San Jose Sharks during a Thursday press conference at the SAP Center.
Alex Brandon/2013 AP file photoFormer New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer will be announced as the new Sharks coach today in San Jose.

Sharks land DeBoer as new head coach

Seven years after Peter DeBoer was a finalist in their coaching search,…

Alex Brandon/2013 AP file photoFormer New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer will be announced as the new Sharks coach today in San Jose.
Matt Slocum/APAmerican Pharoah nears the finish line at the Preakness on Saturday.

American Pharoah takes Preakness, closes on Crown

BALTIMORE — American Pharoah has Bob Baffert back in the Triple Crown…

Matt Slocum/APAmerican Pharoah nears the finish line at the Preakness on Saturday.
Gene J. Puskar/AP  File PhotoSan Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan

McLellan out after 7 years as coach of San Jose Sharks

SAN JOSE — The first domino in what could be an off-season…

Gene J. Puskar/AP  File PhotoSan Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan
Jason Franson/AP via the Canadian PressJose Sharks Logan Couture (39)

Bryan Lerg scores in NHL debut, Sharks beat Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta — Bryan Lerg scored in his NHL debut and the…

Jason Franson/AP via the Canadian PressJose Sharks Logan Couture (39)
Marcio Jose Sanchez/2014 AP file photoWill star forward Joe Thornton be asked by the Sharks to waive his no-trade clause as San Jose looks to reshape its roster after missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2002-03 season?

Sharks have many questions, few answers

SAN JOSE — The Sharks are dead in the water, not that…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2014 AP file photoWill star forward Joe Thornton be asked by the Sharks to waive his no-trade clause as San Jose looks to reshape its roster after missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2002-03 season?
George Nikitin/APThe Sharks' Logan Couture and goalie Alex Stalock

Sharks knocked out of playoff race, lose to Stars

SAN JOSE — Jamie Benn scored twice, Colton Sceviour scored in the…

George Nikitin/APThe Sharks' Logan Couture and goalie Alex Stalock
Gene J. PuskarSharks goalie Alex Stalock blocks a short during the second period of San Jose's 3-2 loss to the Penguins on Sunday

Penguins beat Sharks 3-2 in shootout

PITTSBURGH — David Perron and Sidney Crosby scored in the shootout, and…

Gene J. PuskarSharks goalie Alex Stalock blocks a short during the second period of San Jose's 3-2 loss to the Penguins on Sunday
Paul Sancya/APSharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) celebrates his goal against the Red Wings on Thursday with Joe Thornton (19.

Marleau, Niemi lead Sharks past Red Wings 6-4

DETROIT — Patrick Marleau scored twice and Antti Niemi made 30 saves…

Paul Sancya/APSharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) celebrates his goal against the Red Wings on Thursday with Joe Thornton (19.
Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press via APThe Sharks' Logan Couture skates away from a celebration between the Senators' Mika Zibanejad

Sharks collapse late against Senators

OTTAWA, Ontario — Mika Zibanejad scored twice, and the Ottawa Senators moved…

Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press via APThe Sharks' Logan Couture skates away from a celebration between the Senators' Mika Zibanejad
Nathan Denette/AP via Canadian PressSharks forward Melker Karlsson (68) celebrates his goal with teammate Joe Pavelski (8) after a second-period goal.

Couture helps lift Sharks past Maple Leafs 4-1

TORONTO — Logan Couture had a goal and an assist, helping the…

Nathan Denette/AP via Canadian PressSharks forward Melker Karlsson (68) celebrates his goal with teammate Joe Pavelski (8) after a second-period goal.
Trevor Hagan/APSharks goalie Antti Niemi can't block a short from the Jet's Andrew Ladd during San Jose's 5-2 loss in Winnipeg

Wheeler has 2 goals, assist in Jets' win over Sharks

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Blake Wheeler scored two goals and added an assist…

Trevor Hagan/APSharks goalie Antti Niemi can't block a short from the Jet's Andrew Ladd during San Jose's 5-2 loss in Winnipeg
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APSharks goalie Antti Niemi stops a shot from the Predators' Paul Gaustad in a shutout win.

Niemi leads Sharks past Predators 2-0

SAN JOSE — Antti Niemi made 35 saves to shut out Nashville…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APSharks goalie Antti Niemi stops a shot from the Predators' Paul Gaustad in a shutout win.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Sharks' Matt Nieto

Niemi leads Sharks past Penguins 2-1 in shootout

SAN JOSE — Antti Niemi made 39 saves and stopped seven of…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Sharks' Matt Nieto
Darryl Dyck/AP via The Canadian PressSharks goalie Antti Niemi

Nieto has 2 goals and assist as Sharks beat Canucks 6-2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Matt Nieto had two goals and an assist…

Darryl Dyck/AP via The Canadian PressSharks goalie Antti Niemi
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APMarc-Edouard Vlasic

Sharks snap home skid at eight by blanking Canadiens

SAN JOSE — Ben Smith scored just hours after being acquired by…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APMarc-Edouard Vlasic
Rich Pedroncelli/AP File PhotoThe San Jose Sharks have traded forward Andrew Desjardins to the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Ben Smith in a swap of fourth-line players

Sharks trade Desjardins to Blackhawks for Smith

SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks have traded forward Andrew Desjardins…

Rich Pedroncelli/AP File PhotoThe San Jose Sharks have traded forward Andrew Desjardins to the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Ben Smith in a swap of fourth-line players