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SAN JOSE -- For the third game in a row, the San Jose Sharks reached a shootout after a scoreless overtime period. After winning the first two to extend a season-opening winning streak to seven games, San Jose finally lost in the tiebreaking format Saturday. Craig Smith scored on the backhand in the shootout, and goalie Pekka Rinne stopped three San Jose shooters as the Nashville Predators skated off with a 2-1 victory. "Things aren't going to go your way every night," San Jose's Martin Havlat said. "You have to play to the last minute, the last second of every shift. At least we got a point tonight." Havlat hooked Nashville's David Legwand 2:48 into sudden death, but the Sharks killed their fifth short-handed situation of the game. Over the Sharks' past 21 short-handed situations over five games, they've allowed only one shot. Success on the penalty kill and Niemi's early consistency have been two of the highlights of San Jose...
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Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record notes that Sharks scout John Ferguson Jr. attended his second straight Rangers’ game last night in Tampa
The Sharks (7-0-1) are currently in second place in the Western Conference with 15 points.
Patrick Marleau has nine goals in those eight games, while Joe Thornton has 11 assists.
...no idea why a team, which hasn't lost a game...
San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan keeps tinkering with his offensive lines, seeking ways to create more supplemental scoring. His top line is a handful. Patrick Marleau scored 14 points in his first seven games playing with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski. That trio fueled the team’s impressive 7-0-1 start.With opponents focused on the Thornton line, McLellan would like his No...
Doug Murray would be an interesting trade target.
In Andrew Gross’s post-game wrap of the Rangers win over the Lightning, he mentioned a little nugget about San Jose scout John Ferguson Jr., who was attending his second straight Ranger game. While this could just be JFJ and the Sharks doing their homework for the trade deadline, it got me thinking as to who would be a potential...
Here are your “Leftgovers” from the Nashville Predators game on Saturday night against the San Jose Sharks…
* Nashville defenseman Jon Blum finally got into the lineup.
* Saturday night was the first time Blum had dressed in an NHL game since December 30, 2011.
* San Jose had a season debut as well. Jason Demers played in his first game since game...
The Sharks eased into the end of that winning streak. There was no sudden crash, though the Ducks game certainly came close. The team went through a nice smooth arc: Win, WIN, WIN, Win, win, shootout win, shootout win... loss. See how they kept getting closer to losing? If you want to nitpick, I guess you could say they are due a regulation loss but there's no need to...
Coming into the night, the San Jose Sharks were 7-0-0. The Nashville Predators? 2-2-3.
You could almost see this coming.
In front of 17,562 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, the Preds got back to their hard-working ways and beat the heavily favored Sharks, 2-1, in the shootout.
Nashville netminder Pekka Rinne got his seventh start of the year and turned in a 26-save performance for his...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Craig Smith scored the lone goal in the shootout and Pekka Rinne stopped all three San Jose attempts to help the Nashville Predators hand the Sharks their first loss of the season, 2-1 on Saturday night.
Sergei Kostitsyn scored his first goal of the season to break a scoreless tie in the opening minute of the third period. Rinne made 26 saves through overtime...
Logan Couture has been open on Twitter about his abiding and at times depressing (and maybe delusional) loyalty to the Buffalo Bills. But in Thursday’s shootout win over the Oilers, the Sharks forward gave a shoutout to the local 49ers.
After putting the Sharks ahead, 1-0, in second period, Couture “Kaepernicked” by kissing his right bicep in celebration before he was mobbed...
SAN JOSE -- Craig Smith scored on the backhand in the shootout, and goalie Pekka Rinne stopped three San Jose shooters as the Nashville Predators snapped the Sharks' season-opening, seven-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory Saturday night. San Jose's Martin Havlat hooked Nashville's David Legwand 2:48 into sudden death, but the Sharks killed their fifth short-handed...
No longer unbeaten, the San Jose Sharks should be completely focused on trying for their second win in seven days over the surging Anaheim Ducks.
Still without a regulation defeat, the Sharks look to prevent the Ducks from recording a third consecutive victory Monday night.
After becoming the third team in NHL history to win its first five games by at least two goals, San Jose...
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The mighty have finally fallen and the San Jose Sharks have a single blemish on their superlative start to the 2013 season. The Predators bested the Sharks in a highly contested defensive battle in the shootout giving the Sharks their first loss on the year (7-0-1).
It was hard fought and not the kind of game many would have pegged the...