Found February 23, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
via David Pollak of the Mercury News, The NHL is reviewing the final minute of the Sharks' 2-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks to determine whether Ryane Clowe left the bench or was in the middle of a line change when he went after forward Andrew Shaw. Clowe apparently took exception to Shaw's decision to drive Joe Pavelski into the boards in the game's final seconds. Officials appeared to quickly intervene, then handed out a boarding penalty to Shaw as well as a minor for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct to Clowe. If the league finds Clowe improperly left the bench to go after Shaw, it could mean a 10-game suspension. There could also be lesser supplementary discipline if the league determines it was part of a line change. The fact the NHL is reviewing what happened was first reported by Bob McKenzie of TSN (tweets).   Clowe will have a hearing on Monday. No word yet on if he can play tonight in Dallas. He won't be made available to commen...

Ryane Clowe to face punishment from NHL for coming off Sharks bench to fight?

In the closing moments of the Sharks’ loss to the Blackhawks on Friday, Ryane Clowe retaliated against Chicago forward Andrew Shaw for a questionable hit Shaw laid on Joe Pavelski from behind seconds prior. Now the NHL is looking into whether Clowe illegally came off the Sharks bench to get into the scrap with Shaw. If the league determines that to be the case, it’s likely a...

Sharks’ Ryan Clowe faces 10-game ban after leaving bench for last-minute fight

This season has not gone the way San Jose Sharks forward Ryan Clowe planned it.  Through 16 games, he still hasn’t recorded a goal, and now he could be facing a big suspension for this incident with Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw.  In the final seconds of the 2-1 loss against Chicago, Clowe took exception to a hit that Shaw delivered on Joe Pavelski, and allegedly left...

What’s Next In San Jose?

from David Pollak of Working the Corners, ... one-third of the way through the season, San Jose continues to be on a downhill slide after elevating expectations by going 7-0-0 out of the chute. Now at 8-5-3, that’s the kind of bad sequence of events that can lead to everything from major trades to coaching changes to dismissals in the front office if things continue to go...

Joe Thornton takes on Jamie Benn in superstar NHL tilt

This is the second fight in a eight days for San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton, and he was clearly the instigator in this one.  I’m not sure what Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn did to piss him off, but clearly something happened for Thornton to pull the old cup check move.  The best part of this tilt?  Thornton motioning for Benn to take off his helmet so that neither of...

McLellan Not Happy With Short-Handed Goal

from David Pollak of the Mercury News, ... Friday night, the team that started 7-0-0 ended up on the wrong side of history, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Chicago Blackhawks, who set an NHL record by completing the first 17 games of a season without a regulation loss. Still, it was how the Sharks lost -- on a short-handed goal at 2:24 of the third period by rookie Brandon...

The Sharks: Losing Mind Games

Winning breeds winning. The Sharks defense is "winning," their offense isn't.  It's easier to get your brain into a defensive or reactive mode when you lack confidence.  Being aggressive or creative requires confidence.   Confidence or such a lack of it that you feel fear, like a cornered animal.   You don't want that.  The execution of a cornered animal...

Blue Jackets blanked by Blackhawks

CHICAGO (AP) -- No matter what goalie the Chicago Blackhawks put into their net, they are coming away with win after win. Corey Crawford completed the task to perfection on Sunday night as he made Andrew Shaw's goal stand up in a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets that stretched the Blackhawks' NHL-record, season-opening point streak to 18 games. The Blackhawks...
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