Found October 18, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
from David Pollak of Working the Corners, Obviously the message about getting off to a good start didn’t sink in. After that 3-2 loss to Anaheim, the Sharks are 1-3 after four games for the first time since 2002-03 and we all remember how that turned out, right? Just adding a little historical perspective, not suggesting this team — like that one — won’t make the playoffs. It is only four games. Still, Todd McLellan doesn’t sound very happy about discovering after the last three games that he’s got problems to fix at both ends of the ice. “You look at the three games we’ve played in the last four nights and they’re very similar in a lot of ways,” he said. “Mistakes – and some real dumb mistakes — that led to the other team’s goals and then at the other end, a ton of chances that didn’t go in. “Which end of the rope are we going to fix? In my opinion, it’s the dumb mistakes, the errors,” McLellan said. “I think the offense will take care of itself.” continued

Early Season Talk

from Rory Boylen of The Hockey News, It’s even earlier in the NHL season, so assuming anomalous trends will continue is a good way to lose a lot of money. I’ll take the lead from my favorite Monday Night Football panel feature to examine the early hiccups and highlights of this hockey season. SAN JOSE STARTS 1-3-0 The Sharks have scored only four goals in their past three games...

Live Blog: Ducks @ Sharks - Oct 17, 2011

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Ducks-Sharks Preview

The last time he was in net, Antti Niemi suffered the first series-ending playoff loss of his career as the San Jose Sharks fell one step short of the Stanley Cup finals for a second straight year. San Jose will likely need another solid season from its Finnish goaltender if it is going to reach the finals for the first time. Niemi is expected to return from a knee injury and make...

Slide show: Goalie Antti Niemi returns, but Sharks still lose

The Anaheim Ducks defeat the Sharks 3-2.

San Jose Sharks vs. Anaheim Ducks

Selanne scores 2 goals in 1st period, Anaheim Ducks beat San Jose Sharks 3-2

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