March 07, 20152

Sharks squander 2-0 lead, and perhaps their playoff hopes as well

If there was ever a night to avoid blowing a 2-0 lead to the team most capable of slamming the door on your playoff hopes, Saturday night was it. Instead,

hertl locker
March 02, 20154

Losses, lunches and what the Sharks look like after the trade deadline

After one too many kicks in the teeth, the Sharks were bound for changes following their 4-2 defeat at the hands at the Ottawa Senators. But I don’t think anybody

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February 28, 20157

Sharks center Tommy Wingels: “We don’t know how to play with a lead.”

It is the job of a sports reporter to find words to describe how a team plays, and whether or not they deserve the fate that is handed to them

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February 26, 20156

With another loss, Sharks hockey is “as frustrating as it gets”

There are tough losses. There are sad losses. And then there’s whatever type of loss the Sharks endured Thursday night against the Detroit Red Wings. San Jose was aggressive after

sharks fans Levi's
February 26, 20155

Uber charges Sharks fan $452 for 12-mile ride home from Levi’s Stadium

Apparently, getting out of the area surrounding Levi’s Stadium was a nightmare after Saturday night’s “Stadium Series” game between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings. With about 70,000

sharks kings
February 22, 20150

Levi’s Stadium is now “Sharks Territory,” but Kings left their mark with outdoor win

It was everything you expect from a Sharks-Kings matchup: Low-scoring, tight-checking and fast-paced. The only difference was this game was not in the comfortable confines of SAP or Staples, but

Levi's Stadium Crow
February 20, 20150

Sharks Stadium Series is more than just an outdoor game

The San Jose Sharks’ highly-anticipated outdoor game against the LA Kings is — wait for it — actually going to count for something. You know, count for something beyond the

bolts sharks
February 15, 20153

Sharks fall prey to “Game of Mistakes” in loss to Lightning

When reflecting on Sunday’s 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, Brent Burns aptly titled hockey the Game of Mistakes. “We don’t want to make them,” he explained. “You want

February 12, 20151

Sharks lose third in a row, but Couture felt effort was better this time

From the moment Antti Niemi stopped a scary breakaway by Alex Ovechkin in the first few minutes of play, you knew that the Sharks tilt with the Capitals was going

levi's ice
February 10, 20153

Levi’s Stadium’s next turf challenge: NHL Stadium Series ice rink

The highs and lows of Levi’s Stadium have been well-chronicled on BASG throughout the 49ers’ debut season at their new home. Since we are less than two weeks away from the

Madison Bumgarner San Francisco Giants World Series Parade 2014
February 10, 201513

The first Bay Area pro team power rankings

I thought this might be a fun idea, since this is a regional sports blog website and we try to cover all the professional teams. College is tough, since the

Flames Sharks
February 10, 20150

Joe Pavelski: “When a team continuously beats you, it’s not fun.”

There are a couple different factors you can look at when trying to suss out why the Sharks lost to the Flames on Monday night. Maybe Calgary just had San

February 08, 20154

Couture on Sharks’ loss to Hurricanes: “You kind of get what you deserve.”

It was a line that summed up last night’s game and this season. When asked what the Sharks needed to change about their play after a 5-4 loss to the Hurricanes, Logan

February 03, 20151

McLellan after marathon shootout loss: “We didn’t have the piss and vinegar that it takes to win.”

The entirety of Monday’s Sharks game could be summed up with Tomas Hertl’s change in facial expression in the first frame. With the tilt tied up 1-1 with the first intermission

sharks niemi
February 01, 20151

Niemi shows he is the better “Antti” by shutting out the Blackhawks

The music person at SAP Center had good reason to play “Epic” by Faith No More after Antti Niemi’s nifty glove save on a wide shot by Chicago’s Patrick Kane.

January 29, 20154

Joe Pavelski: “Everybody showed up. Guys played well … It’s a simple recipe.”

It’s a bit unclear what it is about playing the Ducks that gets a fire going under the Sharks’ skates, but they might want to consider bottling it up, particularly

metallica sharks
January 22, 20152

Five Metallica song titles that sum up the Sharks’ win over the Kings

There was really no better platform for the Sharks to shoot out the gate and dominate the LA Kings than on national TV, on the last night before the NHL

January 20, 20154

Sharks head coach Todd McLellan: “I’m concerned about our drive right now.”

Todd McLellan didn’t want to say it was a lack of “passion” that doomed the Sharks to another home loss on Monday night. But there was really no other way

couture teeth
January 18, 20150

Sharks watch humbling video, refs blame Couture for on-ice dental mishap

Occasionally there are excess story lines from a Sharks game that don’t make it into the evening’s game wrap. Not because they aren’t important, but because there just isn’t room.

couture teeth
January 17, 20150

Couture suffers two chipped teeth, Sharks lose 4-3 to Flames in OT

With the way the first period of Saturday night’s game played out, it was amazing the Sharks were able to create any offense against the visiting Calgary Flames. San Jose entered

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