Patrick Marleau

Joe Pavelski skates past Pittsburgh Penguins’ Justin Schultz during the third period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on Monday. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Sharks look to rebound from poor start

PITTSBURGH — The nerves are gone. Spending your franchise’s first 20 minutes…

 

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…

 

Joonas Donskoi celebrates after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the third period in Game 6 on Wednesday. The Sharks won 5-2. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Sharks earn first Stanley Cup finals berth in team history

And so a quarter-century of silence is over. That’s a figure of…

 

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…

Patrick Marleau knows how important the Sharks’ first Stanley Cup finals berth would be for the organization. (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
Martin Jones will be key if the Sharks make their first-ever Stanley Cup finals. (Ben Margot/AP)

Playoff redemption awaits winner of Sharks-Blues series

SAN JOSE — One of the playoff-success challenged franchises in St. Louis…

Martin Jones will be key if the Sharks make their first-ever Stanley Cup finals. (Ben Margot/AP)
The excitement of the NBA Playoffs can finally get under way with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors ready to do battle in the Western Conference Finals. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

’Bout time: NBA needs Thunder-Warriors clash

OK, now that the jayvee games are over finally, can we start…

The excitement of the NBA Playoffs can finally get under way with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors ready to do battle in the Western Conference Finals. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/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)
The Sharks are one game away from advancing. (Ben Margot/AP)

Sharks can put past failures behind them with one more win

Closing time is here for three Stanley Cup contenders. Washington, Dallas and…

The Sharks are one game away from advancing. (Ben Margot/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?
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Sharks' Logan Couture (39) scores on Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick during the first period of Wednesday's game.

Sharks head into All-Star break with win over Kings

SAN JOSE -- Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored power-play goals to…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Sharks' Logan Couture (39) scores on Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick during the first period of Wednesday's game.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Sharks' James Sheppard

Kennedy, Marleau lead Sharks past Maple Leafs

SAN JOSE -- Tyler Kennedy and Patrick Marleau scored goals 15 seconds…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Sharks' James Sheppard
David Zalubowski/APSharks goalie Antti Niemi made 31 saves in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Avalanche.

Niemi has 31 saves as Sharks top Avalanche, 3-2

DENVER — Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored in the shootout to…

David Zalubowski/APSharks goalie Antti Niemi made 31 saves in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Avalanche.
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

Marleau, Pavelski spark San Jose Sharks to shootout win over Columbus Blue Jackets

Patrick Marleau scored twice and Joe Pavelski had the lone shootout goal…

Jay LaPrete/APThe Sharks’ Joe Pavelski
Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year

Sharks defeat Capitals 2-1 in shootout

Patrick Marleau scored the only goal of the shootout, lifting the Sharks…

Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year
AP Photo/David GoldmanUSA players react after losing the gold medal women’s ice hockey game to Canada 3-2 in overtime at the 2014 Winter Olympics

Three more Sharks named to Olympic teams

The Sharks’ Patrick Marleau and Marc-Edouard Vlasic were named to the Canadian…

AP Photo/David GoldmanUSA players react after losing the gold medal women’s ice hockey game to Canada 3-2 in overtime at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Jay LaPrete/APThe Sharks signed goalie Alex Stalock to a two-year

Sharks’ Marleau not hurt in serious car accident

Sharks forward Patrick Marleau was unharmed despite being involved in a serious…

Jay LaPrete/APThe Sharks signed goalie Alex Stalock to a two-year