Stanley Cup Finals

Sidney Crosby (87) can’t get the puck past San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) during the third period in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Sharks aren’t done yet

PITTSBURGH — Martin Jones stopped everything. The seemingly endless barrage of shots…

 

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Eric Fehr, left, scores a goal past San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) during the third period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday. Pittsburgh won, 3-1. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images via AP, Pool)

Sharks in danger of being on wrong end of gentleman’s sweep

SAN JOSE — The task facing the San Jose Sharks is daunting:…

 

Goalie Matt Murray, right, rushes to join his teammates as they mob Conor Sheary after his game-winning goal against the San Jose Sharks during the first overtime period in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday. The Penguins won 2-1 to take a 2-0 game lead in the series. (Keith Srakocic/AP)

Sharks fall into 2-0 hole in Stanley Cup finals

PITTSBURGH — Conor Sheary started the season in the minor leagues. Safe…

 

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…

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)
Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust, center, celebrates his goal against San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) during the first period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final series Monday in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Penguins edge Sharks 3-2 in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

PITTSBURGH — Nick Bonino looks the part. Thatchy beard that juts out…

Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust, center, celebrates his goal against San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) during the first period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final series Monday in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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 fans love their team in the postseason. In Pittsburgh, hockey is religion. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
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…

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)
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…

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)
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…

Dirk Shadd/The Tampa Bay Times via APLightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) hugs defenseman Jason Garrison (5) after Garrison scored to take the lead
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.
Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year

Rangers stay alive with narrow 2-1 win in Game 4

NEW YORK -- The champagne the Los Angeles Kings had ready for…

Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year
Kathy Willens/APLos Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) blocks a shot against the New York Rangers in the second period during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Jonathan Quick pushes Kings to brink of Stanley Cup

NEW YORK -- It turns out Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are…

Kathy Willens/APLos Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) blocks a shot against the New York Rangers in the second period during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals.
Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year

Reeling Rangers return home in 2-0 hole in finals

NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers know they will have the…

Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year
Charles Rex Arbogast/APThe Los Angeles Kings celebrate after defeating Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in the overtime period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.

Kings beat Blackhawks in Game 7 to advance to Stanley Cup finals

CHICAGO -- When it comes to Game 7, Los Angeles truly is…

Charles Rex Arbogast/APThe Los Angeles Kings celebrate after defeating Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in the overtime period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.
Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year

Blackhawks stage late rally to win Stanley Cup

BOSTON — An NHL-record unbeaten streak to start the lockout-shortened season. Three…

Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year
Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year

Blackhawks, Bruins head into Game 6 without stars

BOSTON — Jonathan Toews watched the end of the fifth game of…

Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year
Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year

High-scoring Game 4 flips script on Stanley Cup

CHICAGO — So much for all the talk about the impenetrable goalies,…

Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year
Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year

After 10 periods, time for Stanley Cup Game 3

BOSTON — Tyler Seguin knew something had to be said. And he…

Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year
Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year

Bruins beat Blackhawks in Game 3 to seize 2-1 series lead

BOSTON — Tuukka Rask shut out the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3…

Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year
Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year

Blackhawks survive to win triple-overtime thriller in Game 1

CHICAGO — A double deflection gave the Chicago Blackhawks a triple-overtime win…

Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year