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from David Pollak of the Mercury News, Make the playoffs and this team still gets to show what it can do when it matters most against the best. Miss the playoffs and every element of the hockey department—from the front office to the coaching staff to the players—could go under the microscope of an ownership group looking for flaws.
“Six points that are out there are real important,” coach Todd McLellan said in a classic understatement as he shifted the focus from San Jose’s just completed 3-0 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night to what lies ahead.
What lies ahead is a rematch with the Stars in Dallas on Tuesday and a home-and-home series with the Los Angeles Kings beginning Thursday night at the Staples Center and ending Saturday night at HP Pavilion.
Those two teams, as well as the Phoenix Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche, are competing with the Sharks for the final three playoff spots in the Western Conference. In addition, each of those teams except Colorado remains...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer The San Jose Sharks leave town for their final road trip of the regular season barely hanging on to the Western Conference's final playoff spot.
When they return home after games in Dallas on Tuesday and Los Angeles on Thursday, they could have a playoff spot locked up and the inside track on the...
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...
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...
San Jose Sharks (40-29-10, 90 pts) @ Dallas Stars (42-32-5, 89 pts)
7:30 PM CT, April 3, 2012
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
No detail is needed to explain just what tonight means for the Stars. It's a do-or-die, win-or-it's-over game against a team that has owned the Stars this season. The Sharks easily handed the Stars a 3-0 defeat in the last game,...
A weekend home victory over Dallas helped the San Jose Sharks move back into postseason position and put the Stars on the outside of the playoff picture.
The Sharks hope to maintain or perhaps better their standing while avoiding a season-high fifth consecutive road loss Tuesday night against the Stars.
Part of the crowded and unpredictable Pacific Division, San Jose (40-29-10...
PREVIEW 10:30 AM CST
No longer in control of their own fate in the quest for the Pacific Division title but still in control of their ability to reach the playoffs, the Dallas Stars (42-32-5) face a must-win game tonight when they host the San Jose Sharks (40-29-10) at the AAC. The game starts at 7:30 PM CDT and will be broadcast locally on Fox Sports Southwest.
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