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San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer, center, watches during the third period of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, June 12, 2016. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Sharks deal with sudden end to season after Cup final loss

ALAMEDA, Calif. — After a two-month playoff run that changed the perception…

 

San Jose Sharks’ Joe Pavelski, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Patrick Marleau, right, and Joe Thornton (19) during the first period of Game 7 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinal series against the Nashville Predators on Thursday, May 12, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Longtime Sharks savor first trip to Stanley Cup finals

SAN JOSE — Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau have been linked ever…

 

Patrick Marleau knows how important the Sharks’ first Stanley Cup finals berth would be for the organization. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

Sharks one win away from first Stanley Cup finals

SAN JOSE — Patrick Marleau has played more than 1,500 games with…

 

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)
James Neal celebrates with Colin Wilson after scoring a goal to send their game against the Jose Sharks to overtime. Nashville went on to win in triple-overtime. (Mark Zaleski/AP)

Sharks end up on the wrong side of triple-OT thriller

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mike Fisher scored his second goal at 11:12 of…

James Neal celebrates with Colin Wilson after scoring a goal to send their game against the Jose Sharks to overtime. Nashville went on to win in triple-overtime. (Mark Zaleski/AP)
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)
Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith, right, stops a shot next to Tomas Hertl (48) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 9, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. San Jose won 1-0. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Sharks aim to shed identity of playoff collapsers

SAN JOSE — After a one-year hiatus, the San Jose Sharks are…

Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith, right, stops a shot next to Tomas Hertl (48) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 9, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. San Jose won 1-0. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/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)
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?
Ben Margot/AP file photoThe Sharks' Joe Thornton

Sharks star Joe Thornton placed on injured list

SAN JOSE -- The San Jose Sharks have placed center Joe Thornton…

Ben Margot/AP file photoThe Sharks' Joe Thornton
Jeff Chiu/AP file photoJoe Thornton

Sharks look to put playoff collapse behind them

SAN JOSE -- As much as the San Jose Sharks may try…

Jeff Chiu/AP file photoJoe Thornton
Jay LaPrete/APThe Sharks’ Joe Pavelski

Quirky schedule could ultimately determine Sharks’ fate

It’s Groundhog Day in the South Bay as the Sharks get set…

Jay LaPrete/APThe Sharks’ Joe Pavelski
Jay LaPrete/APThe Sharks’ Joe Pavelski

Sharks’ core ready for run at elusive Stanley Cup

SAN JOSE — The band is back together for one more season,…

Jay LaPrete/APThe Sharks’ Joe Pavelski
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APSan Jose Sharks left wing Raffi Torres

Marty Havlat's two goals lead Sharks past Wild 6-1

SAN JOSE— Logan Couture and Marty Havlat did much more than just shut…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APSan Jose Sharks left wing Raffi Torres
Mark Buckner/Getty ImagesPatrick Marleau (12) of the San Jose Sharks battles Kevin Shattenkirk (22) for the loose puck.

Sharks end 7-game skid with win against St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS — Antti Niemi made 25 saves and Tim Kennedy scored…

Mark Buckner/Getty ImagesPatrick Marleau (12) of the San Jose Sharks battles Kevin Shattenkirk (22) for the loose puck.
Tony Avelar/APSan Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau (12) high-fives teammates after scoring against the Vancouver Canucks in the second period of Sunday's game.

Pavelski scores 2 in Sharks 4-1 win over Canucks

Joe Pavelski had two goals, Patrick Marleau scored again — though only…

Tony Avelar/APSan Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau (12) high-fives teammates after scoring against the Vancouver Canucks in the second period of Sunday's game.
USA Today Sports File PhotoDan Boyle and the San Jose Sharks will return along with the rest of the the NHL later this month.

NHL lockout won’t leave any long-term scars on hockey

They say timing is everything, and the cliche certainly rings true for…

USA Today Sports File PhotoDan Boyle and the San Jose Sharks will return along with the rest of the the NHL later this month.