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Pavelski leads Sharks to playoff wins in year 1 as captain

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Joe Pavelski's transformation as an NHL player can be illustrated by the evolution of his nicknames. The undersized former seventh-round pick who came into league known as ''Little Joe'' in comparison to teammate Jumbo Joe Thornton turned into the Big Pavelski when he became a core player in San Jose and is now simply known as the captain. In his first postseason...
Via Associated Press
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

How the Sharks have 'weathered the storm' against the Predators

After chipping a rebounded puck past Pekka Rinne and into the back of the net, Joe Pavelski busted into an epic goal celebration — cranking his right fist back so far that he took a knee, then punching up into the air like Mario trying to bust open of block of bricks.That go-ahead goal in the third frame of Game 2 wasn’t just another example of Pavelski showing why he’s worthy...
Via Yardbarker
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Attrition Missing From San Jose Sharks Playoff Run

The Stanley Cup playoffs are a test of many things in addition to hockey talent. It is common to hear the word ‘attrition’ during discussion of the NHL’s postseason. Most teams face attrition. In this context, it can be defined as the weakening or exhausting of teams. Weakening comes from things like injuries. Exhausting comes from playing a lot of games, including heavy hitting...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 hours ago

Rinne robs Couture, Donskoi back-to-back with spectacular pad saves

Though Pekka Rinne likely wouldn’t take the credit, the Nashville Predators would almost certainly heap praise on their veteran netminder if asked why the team was able to get by the Anaheim Ducks in seven games in the first round. And through two games of the second-round series against the San Jose Sharks, it’s been Rinne who has given Nashville a chance in both tilts with...
Via The Hockey News
6 hours ago

Hockey Cat Named ”Joe PAW-velski”

The cat that shared the ice Friday night before the San Jose Sharks second-round series opener has officially been named ”Joe PAW-velski.” This of course in honor of the Sharks captain Joe Pavelski. According to the Associated Press Joe PAW-velski has been recovered by Sharks staff and is going to head to a local animal shelter for a full examination. If the cat checks out with...
Via Beyond The Benches
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

JONES STEALS THE SHOW, SHARKS TAKE 2-0 SERIES LEAD

(Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area News Group) It’s difficult not to be skeptical of the San Jose Sharks, considering their past disappointments. But there’s a big difference between this year’s team than ones from playoffs’ past. The Sharks top players are their top players. Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture both have 10 points in 7 games while Brent Burns leads the team with 11. They...
Via The Hockey Guys
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sharks’ core steps up yet again in ugly Game 2 win over Predators

It was probably the best thing the San Jose Sharks could have hoped for. They didn’t play anywhere near their best. Yet, they won anyway. The Sharks became the only team to take a 2-0 series lead in the second round when they edged the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Sunday night. They were outshot 39-25 by the desperate visitors, but managed to hang in before captain Joe Pavelski netted a...
Via The Hockey News
17 hours ago

San Jose is unstoppable

SAN JOSE, CA – MAY 01: Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators in Game Two of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Sharks won the game 3-2. at SAP Center on May 1, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) The Sunday afternoon and games were...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Ellis slams Tomas Hertl’s head into the glass

The best way to appreciate the speed and intensity of the NHL is to watch it live from the first couple rows. The broadcast on TV usually fails to capture just how strong and fast the players are out on the ice, but that rule was broken when the broadcast picked up a big hit by Ryan Ellis on Tomas Hertl. That video may be the best way for fans to see just how powerful some of...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sharks to find good home for cat who got onto the ice

The San Jose Sharks almost had their own curse of the black cat moment Friday night when one somehow got on to the ice prior to their Game 1 matchup with Nashville. However, San Jose quickly shrugged off the bad omen and took the series opener 5-2. The cat appeared from the player bench area during warmups and ran along the boards before ducking into another open door. SAP Center...
Via The Comeback
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sharks name stray cat that ran on ice after team captain

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The stray cat that ran on the ice before San Jose's second-round series opener now has a name but is still looking for a permanent home. The Sharks said Sunday that the black cat that appeared during warmups Friday night will now be called ''Joe PAW-velski'' in honor of San Jose captain Joe Pavelski. The cat was recovered by arena staff after leaving the...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Black cat runs on ice, crosses Sharks bench before Game 1

There was a famous moment in the 1969 baseball season where a black cat ran on the field at Shea Stadium and crossed the Cubs dugout. Baseball players and fans, being the superstitious creatures they are, believed that the Cubs were cursed by the cat as they lost the division to the New York Mets that season. So are you superstitious? If so, and you’re a San Jose Sharks fan, then...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Ward leads Sharks past Predators 5-2 in Game 1

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Joel Ward scored the tiebreaking goal against his former team with 8:11 remaining in regulation to help the San Jose Sharks rally past the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Friday night in Game 1 of their second-round series. Ward also set up Tomas Hertl's power-play goal that tied the game earlier in the period before scoring one of his own to help San Jose win...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Sharks vs. Predators

VitalsNashville: 41-27-14 regular season, 4-3-0 in seven games played in Round 1San Jose: 46-30-6 regular season, 4-1-0 in five games played in Round 1Season SeriesNashville took two of three games played during the regular season, although in the final tilt San Jose came from behind to win 3-2 in the shootout.Playoff HistoryThe teams have previously met twice in the first round...
Via Yardbarker
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks vs. Nashville Predators series preview and prediction

The Nashville Predators are heading to San Jose. Game one between the Sharks and Predators is set for Friday at 10:30 PM Eastern Time. Nashville held on to beat the Ducks, the best team from the Pacific division, in a tight seven game series that ended 2-1 in Anaheim last night. It is an outcome that most Sharks fans must have been celebrating like Cinco de Mayo had come a week early...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Do The San Jose Sharks Have What It Takes to Win the Stanley Cup?

The San Jose Sharks have been known for their lack of success in the postseason but 2016 looks very different. After missing the NHL playoffs last year the Sharks have not only moved on to the next round but took out a heavy favorite in the Los Angeles Kings in only five games. The Sharks were consistently dominant and were able to grind out important goals despite several hurdles...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks Are Moving On

It’s sweet revenge for the San Jose Sharks today after knocking off the Los Angeles Kings Friday night, winning the series four games to one. It was two seasons ago that the Sharks had a 3-0 series lead on the Kings before LA came roaring back to take the series. With two of the best hockey beards you’re going to see in Joe Thornton and Brent Burns, the Sharks now wait to play...
Via Beyond The Benches
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Pavelski the key to San Jose Sharks’ success

San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski might be the easiest guy in the NHL to root for. How is it that a humble, seventh round pick, small town Wisconsin guy with average size and speed, has become the most feared player on the ice in the first round series between the Sharks and Los Angeles Kings? There seem to be scarier characters. Pavelski’s teammates Brent Burns and Joe Thornton...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks fan trolls Darryl Sutter with ‘Kings Eat Farts’ message (pic)

The Los Angeles Kings may have gotten the last laugh Monday night by beating the San Jose Sharks by a score of 2-1 to get themselves back into the series, albeit at a 2-1 deficit, but one wisenheiming Sharks backer elicited a chuckle or two courtesy of a couple of flatulent-related messages scrawled on his phone. During several moments in the game, the Sharks fan, seated directly...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter DeBoer says Brent Burns should be a Norris candidate

San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns is quietly having an incredible year and his head coach Peter DeBoer told the media he wonders why the 31-year-old’s name hasn’t been discussed more for the Norris Trophy. “I can’t understand why he’s not in those conversations more for (the Norris Trophy),” DeBoer told Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News. “He’s a version...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks clinch playoffs, confident they can 'play with anybody'

It’s that festive time of year, the last stretch before the NHL playoffs. Yes, it took a winless week at home before the San Jose Sharks finally clinched a playoff berth. But hey, there’s no denying that they did it in epic fashion.On home ice. Against the Los Angles Kings — a matchup where saying there's "no love lost" is an understatement.“Obviously getting into the playoffs...
Via Yardbarker
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

The John Scott movie is 'going to happen' 'fairly quickly,' according to Scott

John Scott’s journey from fan-voted, NHL-banned enforcer to All-Star MVP seems like a natural fit for a sports movie, and now it appears that the “potential movie” his agent talked about Feb. 1 is getting closer to reality. Scott appeared on Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto Wednesday, and told host Dean Blundell that a movie is in the works and may be coming soon: “The movie...
Via Awful Announcing
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

John Scott wins NHL All-Star MVP, zings Jeremy Roenick

It’s John Scott’s world and we’re all just living in it.  After the iconic everyman was voted into the 2016 NHL All-Star Game and named captain, it would have been a great story if it had ended with his stepping on the ice, getting a standing ovation, and having that be the fairy-tale conclusion. But Scott didn’t settle for that.  The enforcer with just 5 career goals...
Via Awful Announcing
January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Is San Jose's point streak finally legitimate?

It's been a season of major ups and downs for the San Jose Sharks, but with a five-game point streak under their belt, it looks like things are finally falling in San Jose's favor.  The Shark's four-game win streak ended with a 4-3 shoot out loss against Ottawa on Monday. But since they were able to take the game into overtime, the Sharks still earned one point for their efforts...
Via The Sports Quotient
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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