Found March 31, 2012 on
This morning, Brent Burns was skating with Colin White. No one skated for long, but that’s what I saw. Predictably, the other two pair were Boyle with Vlasic and Braun with Demers. Forward lines pretty much the same as in the last game. From David Pollak’s observations, don’t expect to see Douglas Murray. Niemi starts. I mean, I assume he will. He left the ice first and there’s been no breaking news to the contrary.
The Stars, as could be expected since they played last night in Vancouver, mostly didn’t skate.
“The players know where we’re at. The time crunch is on them. They know what’s left. They know what the standings are. We can pretend it’s game 31, but it doesn’t feel that.” -Todd McLellan, Working the Corners
Neither team has an edge in the “we feel really pissed off about losing in our last game” standings. They should both be a little testy tonight.
A couple days ago, Kevin Kurz tried to answer the question of “what is wrong with the Sharks?” His ge
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Joe Pavelski scored two goals, Antti Niemi earned his sixth shutout of the season and the San Jose Sharks moved back into playoff position by beating the Dallas Stars 3-0 on Saturday night.
Jason Demers also scored for the Sharks, who rebounded from back-to-back losses at Anaheim and Phoenix to close within one point of Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles...
from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News, Officially, two losses to the San Jose Sharks will not end the Stars’ season, but it will come pretty darn close.
And on the other side, the reality of a non-playoff season might be even more intense. With the Stars haveing an extra point and the ROW tiebreaker, if Dallas takes four points in these next two games while holding San Jose...
Joe Pavelski scored two goals, Antti Niemi earned his sixth shutout of the season and the San Jose Sharks moved back into playoff position by beating the Dallas Stars 3-0 on Saturday night.
Jason Demers also scored for the Sharks, who rebounded from back-to-back losses at Anaheim and Phoenix to close within one point of Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles and Phoenix with three...
from Mark Emmons of the Mercury News, After a crushing, 2-0 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night dropped San Jose to ninth place in the Western Conference standings, the Sharks’ season is teetering on the brink.
“We’ve got to win every game,” Joe Thornton said. “That’s how it is now. There’s four games left and we’ve got to go 4-0.”
That’s because the...
Sharks shut-out Stars as they move into a playoff position
The Sharks had the wheels turning on all cylinders in a 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars as they moved into the eighth and final playoff spot, by doing so they pushed the Stars into the ninth position in the conference on the outside looking in.
The story tonight was a goal less than a minute in and a tired Dallas team...
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Having fallen out of first place in the Pacific Division for the third time in nine days, the Dallas Stars (42-31-8) face a critical home-and-home series with the San Jose Sharks (39-29-10). Tonight's game in San Jose is the Stars' final game of a four-game road trip. The puck drops at 9:30 p.m. CDT and the game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest...