Found November 28, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
In case you missed it, here’s the Sharks’ gripping, eight-round shootout against the Kings Wednesday night. For a while it felt as if this was never going to end. And then, it was, of all people, Jumbo Joe Thornton, who last participated in a shootout in 2009 and last scored in one in 2007, barely slipping the puck past Kings netminder Ben Scrivens for the deciding goal. Other things to look for: Joe Pavelski obliterating Scrivens’ ankles, Tomas Hertl continuing to be awesome and Antti Niemi nearly keeping Justin Williams’ attempt out of the net on a second attempt. The home team has now won the previous 14 games in this series. video via

Sharks extend dominance of L.A. with rare Thornton shootout goal

When the shootout dragged on into the eighth round, San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan was running out of good options. Joe Thornton made the most of a rare opportunity. Thornton scored his first shootout goal since 2007 and the Sharks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Wednesday night to extend the home-team dominance in this California rivalry. ''Coach doesn't tend...

Thornton lifts Sharks over Kings 3-2 in shootout

Joe Thornton scored his first shootout goal since 2007 in the eighth round and the San Jose Sharks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Wednesday night to extend the home-team dominance in this California rivalry. Thornton and Joe Pavelski scored in regulation for the Sharks, who have won nine straight at home against the Kings including the postseason. In all, the home team has won the...

Los Angeles Kings: The return of Jeff Carter

The Los Angeles Kings are in the midst of one of the toughest parts of their schedule as they will face the other top teams of the Pacific Division. LA lost a tough one to Colorado at home in overtime, but were able to bounce back to defeat the Vancouver Canucks in overtime. That game versus Vancouver marked the return of goal scorer Jeff Carter, Carter had missed the previous 10...

Burns dominates Blues in Sharks win

Who ever made Brent Burns a defenseman, anyway? The Sharks’ big winger recorded his first career hat trick, including a key third period goal that put the game away, in leading the Sharks to a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Friday afternoon at home. “He’s so big and so strong and he has such a good shot. He has so much fun out there and it’s fun being part of his line...

Recap: Sharks halt Blues five-game winning streak

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Brent Burns got his first NHL hat trick and the Sharks ended a five-game home losing streak to St. Louis with a 6-3 victory over the Blues on Friday. Joe Thornton, Tomas Hertl and Tommy Wingels also scored for the Sharks, who won their fourth straight and seven of eight. Ian Cole scored his first goal in nearly two years as the Blues had their five-game winning...

San Jose Sharks Rally Together for Ultimate Retaliation Against The St. Louis Blues

The San Jose Sharks added a fourth game to their winning streak with the help of Brent Burns’ first NHL career hat trick, beating the Saint Louis Blues 6-3 in regulation on Friday afternoon. This was the first time the two teams have competed since Maxim Lapierre’s dangerous hit on Dan Boyle 45 days ago in St. Louis. A hit that fans around the NHL have been talking about since...

Flames-Kings Preview

The Los Angeles Kings have earned at least one point in 11 consecutive games, but leaving a few on the table recently has tempered their mood a bit. Los Angeles looks to keep that steak alive by picking up two points Saturday night at home against a banged-up Calgary Flames team that has dropped three of four. The Kings (16-6-4) are 7-0-4 during their run as Ben Scrivens has gone...

St. Louis Blues: Max Lapierre says he’s “ready to face the music” tonight against the San Jose Sharks

October 15, 2013, saw a defining moment in the rivalry between Western Conference powerhouses the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues. With the ice still fresh, only five bucks into the first frame, Blues agitator Max Lapierre railed superstar…Read more →The post St. Louis Blues: Max Lapierre says he’s “ready to face the music” tonight against the San Jose Sharks appeared...

Blues-Sharks Preview

St. Louis Blues forward Maxim Lapierre illegally checked San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle into the boards in the last meeting between these teams, contributing to a combined 89 penalty minutes and a slew of harsh words. The scene marred a matchup between two of the NHL's top teams, and grudges still may remain as the surging Blues visit the Sharks on Friday. Boyle had to...
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