Joe Pavelski

San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) deflects a shot from St. Louis Blues' Robby Fabbri (15) as Sharks' Brent Burns (88) helps defend during the first period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals Saturday, May 21, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Runner-up Sharks head into offseason with few glaring needs

SAN JOSE — When general manager Doug Wilson entered last offseason he…

 

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…

 

San Jose Sharks fans love their team in the postseason. In Pittsburgh, hockey is religion. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

’Guins, Fins make odd Stanley Cup-ple

Welcome to the Stanley Cup Finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the…

 

San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski (8) celebrates after scoring a goal during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals against the St. Louis Blues, Monday, May 23, 2016, in St. Louis. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

Pavelski scores twice, Sharks top Blues to take 3-2 lead

ST. LOUIS — All the time Joe Pavelski has spent practicing his…

San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski (8) celebrates after scoring a goal during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals against the St. Louis Blues, Monday, May 23, 2016, in St. Louis. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Joel Ward and St. Louis Blues center Paul Stastny battle for

For Sharks, it’s power play or perish

SAN JOSE — When Peter DeBoer took over as coach in San…

Joel Ward and St. Louis Blues center Paul Stastny battle for
Nick Spaling (16) watches the puck as his teammate center Tommy Wingels (57) scores a shot against St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott (1) during the first period of Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

Sharks take advantage of power plays, tie series

ST. LOUIS — The San Jose Sharks got their power play revved…

Nick Spaling (16) watches the puck as his teammate center Tommy Wingels (57) scores a shot against St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott (1) during the first period of Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Joel Ward, left, celebrates after scoring past Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne in the first period of Game 7 on Thursday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Sharks advance to west finals

SAN JOSE — Captain Joe Pavelski and the rest of San Jose’s…

Joel Ward, left, celebrates after scoring past Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne in the first period of Game 7 on Thursday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Joe Pavelski celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Nashville Predators during the second period of Game 5on Saturday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Sharks secure 3-2 series lead

SAN JOSE — Joe Pavelski scored two goals and the San Jose…

Joe Pavelski celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Nashville Predators during the second period of Game 5on Saturday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Joe Pavelski celebrates after scoring a goal past Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber and goalie Pekka Rinne during the third period of Game 2 on Sunday. (Tony Avelar/AP)

From ‘Little Joe’ to ‘Big Pavelski’

SAN JOSE — Joe Pavelski's transformation as an NHL player can be…

Joe Pavelski celebrates after scoring a goal past Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber and goalie Pekka Rinne during the third period of Game 2 on Sunday. (Tony Avelar/AP)
San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski (8) scores a goal past Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber (6) and goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during the third period  Sunday San Jose. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Pavelski’s late goal gives Sharks 3-2 win over Predators

SAN JOSE — The Nashville Predators frustrated Joe Pavelski and San Jose's…

San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski (8) scores a goal past Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber (6) and goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during the third period  Sunday San Jose. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
The Sharks have been awaiting an opponent for days. Will they be able to regain their momentum against the Predators? (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Sharks, Predators to find out which wins: Rest or rhythm

SAN JOSE — Since the San Jose Sharks last played a game,…

The Sharks have been awaiting an opponent for days. Will they be able to regain their momentum against the Predators? (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Melker Karlsson, right, celebrates with center Patrick Marleau before eliminating the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 on Friday. The Sharks must await their next opponent, either the Nashville Predators or Anaheim Ducks. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Sharks forced to play waiting game after eliminating Kings

SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks are happy to wait a…

Melker Karlsson, right, celebrates with center Patrick Marleau before eliminating the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 on Friday. The Sharks must await their next opponent, either the Nashville Predators or Anaheim Ducks. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Joe Pavelski, left, celebrates his goal with defenseman Brent Burns during Game 2 of their series against the Los Angeles Kings. The Sharks lead 2-0. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Sharks come home aiming to sustain momentum

The Sharks have returned to familiar territory from their last trip to…

Joe Pavelski, left, celebrates his goal with defenseman Brent Burns during Game 2 of their series against the Los Angeles Kings. The Sharks lead 2-0. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Sharks center Logan Couture, middle, scores past Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick and defenseman Jake Muzzin during the second period of Game 2 on Saturday. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Sharks build 2-0 series lead against Kings

LOS ANGELES — Captain Joe Pavelski scored his third goal in two…

Sharks center Logan Couture, middle, scores past Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick and defenseman Jake Muzzin during the second period of Game 2 on Saturday. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick reacts after being scored on by the Sharks’ Tomas Hertl during Game 1 of their first-round series. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Sharks nip Kings in Game 1

LOS ANGELES — Joe Pavelski broke a tie with his second goal…

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick reacts after being scored on by the Sharks’ Tomas Hertl during Game 1 of their first-round series. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Joe Thornton (19) during the first period of their game against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday in San Jose. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Sharks head into All-Star break on best roll in 5 years

SAN JOSE — After an up-and-down start to the season, the San…

San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Joe Thornton (19) during the first period of their game against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday in San Jose. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
San Jose's Joe Pavelski, left, and the Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar chase the puck during the second period of the Sharks' 5-1 win over the Kings on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Pavelski leads Sharks’ 5-1 rout of LA Kings in opener

LOS ANGELES — Captain Joe Pavelski had a goal and two assists,…

San Jose's Joe Pavelski, left, and the Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar chase the puck during the second period of the Sharks' 5-1 win over the Kings on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
Chris Carlson/AP PhotoSan Jose Sharks center Tommy Wingels

Pavelski's 2 goals help Sharks beat Ducks 3-0

ANAHEIM -- The San Jose Sharks played a more disciplined game than…

Chris Carlson/AP PhotoSan Jose Sharks center Tommy Wingels
Lenny Ignelzi/APSharks center Joe Pavelski snaps a shot against the Ducks on Monday. The Sharks lost in overtime.

Kesler’s OT goal lifts Ducks over Sharks 3-2

ANAHEIM — Ryan Kesler scored 58 seconds into overtime, and Rickard Rakell…

Lenny Ignelzi/APSharks center Joe Pavelski snaps a shot against the Ducks on Monday. The Sharks lost in overtime.
Ben Margot/APThe Sharks' Scott Hannan

Pavelski leads Sharks to win over Wild

SAN JOSE -- The San Jose Sharks had little time to dwell…

Ben Margot/APThe Sharks' Scott Hannan