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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
Andrew A. Niles/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

Slumping Sharks deal away players before trade deadline

SAN JOSE — With their playoff position in peril, the San Jose…

Andrew A. Niles/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
George Nikitin/AP file photoThe Sharks traded forward James Sheppard (15) to the Rangers for a fourth-round draft pick in 2016.

Sharks trade Sheppard to Rangers for draft pick

SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks have traded forward James Sheppard…

George Nikitin/AP file photoThe Sharks traded forward James Sheppard (15) to the Rangers for a fourth-round draft pick in 2016.
Ben Margot/APSharks goalie Antti Niemi stretches to make a save against the Red Wings in Thursday's game.

Sharks surrender late goal, fall to Red Wings

SAN JOSE— Luke Glendening scored with 1:15 remaining, completing a comeback victory…

Ben Margot/APSharks goalie Antti Niemi stretches to make a save against the Red Wings in Thursday's game.
Tony Avelar/AP PhotoSan Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau (12) is checked into the boards by Los Angeles Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr (44) during the third period of a game on Saturday

Sharks need to make big push to extend playoff streak

SAN JOSE — After celebrating the success of hockey in Northern California…

Tony Avelar/AP PhotoSan Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau (12) is checked into the boards by Los Angeles Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr (44) during the third period of a game on Saturday
Sharon Ellman/APAndrew Desjardins (10) celebrates his goal with Sharks teammate Chris Tierney during Thursday's game.

Desjardins sparks Sharks past Stars

DALLAS — Andrew Desjardins scored two second-period goals and the San Jose…

Sharon Ellman/APAndrew Desjardins (10) celebrates his goal with Sharks teammate Chris Tierney during Thursday's game.
Jeff Chiu/AP File PhotoIn this Oct. 2

York family ties to hockey run deep

SANTA CLARA — Long before he took over the San Francisco 49ers…

Jeff Chiu/AP File PhotoIn this Oct. 2
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US hockey team's 'Miracle' gold medal was 35 years ago

LAKE PLACID — It's been more than three decades since his landmark…

AP File PhotoIn this Feb. 22
Mark Humphrey/APSharks goalie Alex Stalock (32) is unable to make a save against the Predators' Craig Smith.

Sharks' slide continues in loss to Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Pekka Rinne made a season-high 42 saves, and the…

Mark Humphrey/APSharks goalie Alex Stalock (32) is unable to make a save against the Predators' Craig Smith.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APSan Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi

Sharks fall to Lightning, lose fifth straight

SAN JOSE — Steven Stamkos scored his 30th goal of the season…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APSan Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi
Courtesy NHLA Shark Tank will be at Levi's Stadium on Feb. 21 for the Sharks vs. Kings Stadium Series game.

Rendering shows hockey rink at Levi’s Stadium for Sharks game

What does Levi’s Stadium — home of the five-time Super Bowl champion…

Courtesy NHLA Shark Tank will be at Levi's Stadium on Feb. 21 for the Sharks vs. Kings Stadium Series game.
George Nikitin/APThe Sharks' Brenden Dillon

Sharks fall to Capitals in overtime, lose third straight

SAN JOSE — Joel Ward scored with 2:18 remaining in overtime to…

George Nikitin/APThe Sharks' Brenden Dillon
Ben Margot/AP PhotoSan Jose Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov smiles during a during a media conference announcing his retirement Wednesday

Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov announces retirement

SAN JOSE — An emotional Evgeni Nabokov announced his retirement Wednesday from…

Ben Margot/AP PhotoSan Jose Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov smiles during a during a media conference announcing his retirement Wednesday
Marcio Jose Sanchez/apNHL senior director of facilities and hockey operations Dan Craig displays a 53-foot trailer housing ice-making and ice-monitoring equipment used to create an ice sheet for hockey games outside of Levi's Stadium.

NHL set to build outdoor rink for Kings-Sharks game

SANTA CLARA — The weather already presented its first hurdle to the…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/apNHL senior director of facilities and hockey operations Dan Craig displays a 53-foot trailer housing ice-making and ice-monitoring equipment used to create an ice sheet for hockey games outside of Levi's Stadium.
Matt Slocum/AP PhotoThe San Jose Sharks have acquired goalie Evgeni Nabokov from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Sharks acquire Nabokov from Lightning

SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks have acquired goalie Evgeni Nabokov…

Matt Slocum/AP PhotoThe San Jose Sharks have acquired goalie Evgeni Nabokov from the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Flames' Lance Bouma

Sharks continue to struggle, fall to Flames

SAN JOSE — The Calgary Flames responded to a potential momentum-shifiting, last-second…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Flames' Lance Bouma
Jonathan Hayward/AP via the Canadian pressSharks goalie Antti Niemi makes a save during San Jose win over the Canucks.

Antti Niemi's 33 saves lead San Jose 5-1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Antti Niemi made 33 saves Thursday night as…

Jonathan Hayward/AP via the Canadian pressSharks goalie Antti Niemi makes a save during San Jose win over the Canucks.