May 27, 20164

Sharks’ Stanley Cup run both believable and unbelievable

The San Jose Sharks are just four wins away from hoisting hockey’s holy grail for the first time in their 25-year history. A Stanley Cup parade down Santa Clara Street

March 04, 20163

Attendance at the Tank is down, but Sharks’ play is trending up

Between the team’s never-ending road trips, and having to monitor every other squad in the league as part of my duties to YardBarker, there haven’t been as many opportunities to

February 10, 20160

Sharks could get February boost from shutout win over Chicago

Splitting a road trip isn’t too bad when you shut out the leader in your conference, much like the way the San Jose Sharks defeated the Chicago Blackhawks to cap

January 22, 20162

Sharks making a statement with recent string of wins

After the first frame concluded against the Coyotes in Arizona on Thursday evening, I started thinking about whether or not this was a “statement game” for the San Jose Sharks.

Todd McLellan Sharks
January 13, 20160

Sharks Bites: SJ returns home for reunions with McLellan and Niemi

There really couldn’t be a better time for the Sharks to notch three victories in a row. Not that there would ever be a bad time for a 7-0 shutout

December 31, 20151

Couture’s return propels Sharks to “big win” over Flyers

The ice was extra choppy and the vibe between the two teams wasn’t much better. Somehow, that set the table just right for the Sharks to break their home ice

December 29, 20151

Sharks’ home woes continue with penalty-laden loss

It’s an understatement to say that the Sharks are tired of talking about how they have so much trouble winning games at home. The team is tired of being asked

December 16, 20151

Sharks snap losing skid — is this the start of a string of wins?

Snapping a six-game losing streak against a highly-competitive team — well, against any team, really — was just what the doctor ordered. Okay fine, the Sharks have been a better

December 13, 20151

Joe Pavelski: “You drop six in a row, it gets frustrating out there.”

After Saturday’s 2-0 loss to the Wild, Sharks captain Joe Pavelski sounded like a guy with a desk job who’d had a hard day at the office where the pile

December 06, 20150

Sharks continue to “fight back,” but when will it lead to wins?

This isn’t the first time this season I’ve sat down to write about the Sharks pushing back late in a game to come from behind, and falling just sort of

December 02, 20150

Sharks frustrated after 5-1 loss to Penguins

With the Pittsburgh Penguins coming into their building, the Sharks had the opportunity to find some consistency on home ice and follow up the victory over Calgary with another win.

November 29, 20150

Wingels after Sharks’ win: “It was a good redemption game for us.”

One thing is certain about the Sharks after Saturday night: The team that hosted the Calgary Flames sure as heck didn’t look like the team that was defeated by the

November 26, 20152

Sharks still can’t translate road success to home ice

After the historic 6-0-0 road-trip that put them atop the Pacific Division, the question immediately arose: Can the Sharks have that same success on home ice? Through the first couple

November 18, 20153

What the Sharks have gotten right on this road trip

Following a disappointing loss to the visiting New York Islanders, a member of the postgame media scrum asked forward Joel Ward if it was a “good thing” that the Sharks

November 11, 20150

Sharks pull goalie less than four minutes in, lose 4-2 to NY

Another game, another thrilling second period effort from the Sharks. They out-shot and out-played the visiting New York Islanders, cutting into a two-goal deficit thanks to a sneaky marker from

November 08, 20150

Sharks continue to be stymied by slow starts

A hard-hitting, tight-checking, low-scoring tilt is to be expected when the Anaheim Ducks come to town. A shutout at the hands of their backup goalie, however, wasn’t what the Sharks

Sharks Panthers fight Haley Thornton
November 06, 20153

Haley vs. Thornton fight helps propel Sharks to 5-2 win over Panthers

It started at the 2:48 marker of the first frame. Micheal Haley, fresh off a call-up from the Barracuda, chucked his gloves to the ice for a tussle with Florida

November 04, 20150

DeBoer on Sharks’ slow starts: “We can’t play a 40-minute game.”

Sure, bad starts happen. It’s no secret, though, that for the Sharks bad starts happen too often. What’s worse is that in recent contests Team Teal has constantly been the

October 29, 20151

Takeaways from Sharks’ hard-fought loss to Predators

You don’t have to like the result of Wednesday night’s Sharks’ game against the Predators. But there is no denying how good of a hockey game it shaped up to

October 25, 20156

Ward’s hat trick leads Sharks past Hurricanes

After Joel Ward scored his second goal on Saturday evening, you could see that his teammates were trying to set him up to notch a third. Brent Burns succeeded in

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