karlsson pavelski
January 14, 20150

Line & player combos that could boost Sharks during upcoming homestand

Before the game-winning goal in the Sharks’ 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes, I was in a discussion via Twitter with a fan who started becoming disenchanted with Justin Braun

January 11, 20151

Sharks improved effort isn’t enough to beat red-hot Rangers

The Sharks looked better on Saturday night than they did in their previous game in St. Louis. They skated cleaner and fought harder. The effort level had definitely gotten a

January 07, 20152

Several players filling void left by Thornton on Sharks’ “so far, so good” road trip

There is more to the Sharks’ back-to-back wins — on back-to-back nights, no less — besides the obvious “wow” factor in the late goals that decided both victories. Or the

Blues Sharks
January 04, 20151

Sharks get routed in “disappointing” 7-2 loss to Blues

There are losses where you can try to blame bad ice, poor officiating or even a hectic travel schedule. But on Saturday night, the Sharks just played flat-out bad, and

sharks canucks
December 31, 20140

Sharks “pay the price” in 3-1 loss to Canucks

The desired result for the Sharks second matchup against the Vancouver Canucks was to not repeat their November 6 performance in which they fell 3-2. Tuesday’s tilt, however, was rather

sharks canucks
December 30, 20149

Sharks need win over Canucks to stay competitive in Pacific Division

Never mind the four-day break for Christmas, or that the ice might have been wonky after being newly placed after the Clippers’ afternoon game. You really can’t fall back on

Sharks Brent Burns
December 21, 20141

Sharks give St. Louis the blues in 3-2 OT win

The game-winning goal in Saturday night’s battle between the Sharks and the Blues looked as though it had been fired out of a cannon. As if the tight nature of

sharks oilers
December 19, 20140

“Youth movement” continues with Sharks’ 4-3 win over Oilers

The groggy style of play that comes along with having four days off reared its ugly head early in the Sharks’ Thursday night rematch with the visiting Oilers. “It took

pavelski hertl
December 14, 20140

Sharks get under Predators’ skin in shutout win

Even with the current homestand going their way, the Sharks had a big challenge ahead of them Saturday night when the surging Nashville Predators came into town. Particularly when it

sharks outdoor sweater
December 12, 20145

Sharks finally unveil Stadium Series sweater to not-so-rave reviews

When it comes to the upcoming Sharks-Kings outdoor game, all anybody has really cared about is what the team’s specialty jerseys will look like. Honestly, the excitement of an outdoor

December 12, 20141

Alex Stalock gives Sharks winning edge over Wild

Considering that the Sharks hosted the Wild at a time when both team’s defenses were depleted, Thursday night’s game could have been incredibly high-scoring. It also could have spelled disaster for

pavelski goal
December 10, 20140

Sharks overcome mistakes and injury to defeat Oilers

The Sharks’ Tuesday night rematch with the Edmonton Oilers was far from pretty. To be frank, their defensive game got pretty sloppy in the first frame. It even looked like

shark fan
December 08, 20140

Sharks enter homestand looking for wins … and fan support

After a raucous come-from-behind victory over the Boston Bruins last Thursday, San Jose Sharks forward Joe Pavelski admitted: It had been a long time since he had heard the crowd

sharks bruins
December 05, 20143

Sharks win third straight as three forwards score two goals apiece

Just as the second frame was about to start Thursday night , a camera shot of Tommy Wingels came up on the cube above center ice. The home team was

Flyers Sharks
December 03, 20144

Nieto scores game-winner with 11.5 seconds left as Sharks beat Flyers 2-1

It’s not good when a team has home ice advantage, hosting a team on a losing skid, and yet you expect said home team to play down to the competition. So

sharks ducks
November 30, 20143

Sharks break losing streak with aggressive 6-4 victory over Ducks

Apparently, the Ducks need to come into town every time the Sharks need to snap a losing streak. San Jose took all of their talk about being “a better team”

November 27, 20140

Sharks reach new level of frustration with 2-0 loss to the Calgary Flames

For each game since the Sharks have returned to San Jose, a thought has come into my head: After one of these games, I will write a happy post-gamer. With

sharks coyotes
November 22, 20144

Early mistakes sentence Sharks to another shootout loss

The Sharks shootout loss to the Panthers on Thursday was deflating, but the result of Saturday’s tilt against the Coyotes was even more frustrating than that. Team Teal outshot and outplayed

November 21, 20141

Sharks continue to flounder in homecoming against Panthers

The deflection off Nick Bjugstad’s stick 24 seconds into the first frame to give the Florida Panthers a 1-0 lead wasn’t the start to a homecoming that the Sharks had

November 19, 20140

Sharks return home, look to rid themselves of less-than-flattering reputation

The lofty and unendurable stint of 16-of-21 games away from San Jose ended on the sourest of notes on Tuesday. Not that it was any big surprise. It’s sad, really,

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