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from David Pollak of the Mercury News, Sharks coach Todd McLellan needed only a handful of words to explain the problem Saturday night as his team’s giant headache of a trip turned even more painful with a 6-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.
“Two shots, two goals, two mistakes—game over,” he said. “It’s pretty simple.”
All games are equal in value, of course, but this wasn’t just any loss. Bad habits excised two nights earlier in a victory over Toronto returned. And when the night ended, San Jose was no longer leading the Pacific Division and had fallen to the seventh spot in the Western Conference.
“It’s not acceptable,” captain Joe Thornton said of his team’s place in the standings with 21 games remaining….
“If we’re going to give up four or five a night and think we’re winning, we’re dreaming,” McLellan said. “And we’ve got to keep pounding and pounding and pounding that into their heads until they absolutely believe it.”
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San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan has left his team's game at Minnesota after being hit in the head with a stick on the bench.
The team said he was alert and responsive. Wild doctors were treating the injury after McLellan was struck early in the second period on Sunday night.
McLellan was down on the bench during a stoppage of play. A stretcher was wheeled across the...
San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan will miss the team's game against the Philadelphia Flyers because of concussion symptoms.
General manager Doug Wilson said Tuesday that McLellan has not been cleared by doctors to return to the bench after being hit in the head by a stick in Minnesota on Sunday.
Assistant coaches Matt Shaw and Jay Woodcroft will lead the team in Tuesday night...
San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan had to leave the bench after he was injured in the second period of Sunday's game against Minnesota.
McLellan was struck in the head by the stick of Minnesota's Marco Scandella and hit the ground.
He eventually was escorted to the locker room for further observation. The team said that he was alert and watched the rest of the game from...
via NHL.com, The San Jose Sharks received a scare early in the second period against Minnesota on Sunday, when coach Todd McLellan collapsed behind the bench after being struck in the head by a stick.
Officials blew play dead at 17:45, seconds after Minnesota’s Nick Schultz tied the game 2-2 at the Xcel Energy Center. In-game cameras missed the incident, but Sharks players surrounded...
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The coach was hit in the head by a stick during a play in front of the bench and watched the rest of the loss on TV
Todd McLellan had to leave the game for treatment after a Wild stick hit him in the head when a Sharks player not to be named here pushed that Wild player into the bench. Please let McLellan be okay, not least of all because the Sharks need him.
“Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.” -Turkish proverb
Then the Sharks lost, 4-3. That stung...
San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan returned home with his team after a fluke, frightening hit to his head from a Minnesota player's stick on Sunday night.
The Sharks were already reeling, weary at the end of this rough nine-game road trip. Then their coach took a stick to the head, and they coughed up a late lead. Home, sweet home, indeed. Jed Ortmeyer's first goal of the...
San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan left Sunday's game against the Minnesota Wild after taking a stick to the head.
The Coyotes are benefiting from great leadership from forward Radim Vrbata and Coach Dave Tippett. Times are tough for San Jose and its coach, Todd McLellan.Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: