Niemi doesn't know if he's starting Sharks' playoff opener

Antti Niemi said on Tuesday that he still doesn’t know if he’s going to be the man between the pipes for Thursday’s playoff opener against Los Angeles. But, just like he has all season, he’ll prepare as if he’s getting the call. "Either way, you've got to prepare yourself to be ready to play,” he said. “So, I do anything I would (normally do). Just like in...
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Pavelski's role for playoffs uncertain for Sharks

There was a notable change in lines as the Sharks continued their preparation for the Los Angeles Kings. Rookie Tomas Hertl was reunited with the Joe Thornton-Brent Burns line, while Joe Pavelski took rushes as the third line center between Tommy Wingels and Martly Havlat. McLellan offered some insight on the thought process regarding the role Pavelski will play. Pavelski finished...
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Joe Pavelski Celebrates 40-Goal Season With Lots Of 40 Oz. Beers (Photos)

San Jose Sharks forward Joe Pavelski reached the 40-goal mark for the first time in his career this season, and his teammates were ready to help him commemorate the milestone in a fitting way. Pavelski scored two goals in San Jose’s final game of the regular season to increase his total to 41 on the year, surpassing his previous career-high by 10 goals. The feat certainly called...
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Good Ol’ Wisconsin Boy Joe Pavelski Celebrated His 40-Goal Season By Housing A Bunch Of 40 Oz. Beers

On Sunday, the San Jose Sharks closed out their regular season with a 3-2 win over the Phoenix “But Technically Now ‘Arizona,’ I Guess” Coyotes. Joe Pavelski scored two goals in the winning effort, pushing his season total to 41 – a milestone worth celebrating. So, how did the Wisconsin boy celebrate? With 40s…duh. This is what was waiting for the Sharks forward after...
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Picking The San Jose Sharks

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, The easy assumption is that the Bruins could get by the Red Wings, Canadiens, or whomever is left for the Conference Final without facing the gauntlet while the Western champion has to muddle through Chicago and St. Louis; San Jose and Los Angeles; just to be left standings for one round. By form, the rested Eastern champ, Boston, should...
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NHL Playoffs Simulation - Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks finished the regular season with 111 points and a +49 goal differential. The Los Angeles Kings finished with 100 points, a +32 differential and allowed the least goals in the NHL this season. Our simulation has the Sharks winning in 5 games.Game 1Kings 1Sharks 2Sharks lead series 1-01st Period:LA - Anze Kopitar (1) (Dustin Brown) 4:17SJ - James Sheppard (1) (Tyler...
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Havlat Scores Natural Hat Trick As Sharks Beat Colorado

The San Jose Sharks played hard for fans in their last home game of the regular season against the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night, winning 5-1. After a rocky season, Marty Havlat proved that he is ready for the playoffs after scoring a natural hat trick in the third period. Havlat’s first goal was created from a deflection off of Logan Couture’s shot at 5:26 in the third...
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Joe Thornton, Hall of Famer

With Joe Thornton getting older, there has inevitably been talk about him getting in the Hockey Hall of Fame after he retires. There are very few players that are absolute shoe-ins, and getting in on your first ballot is extremely hard. But we have to ask the question, is Thornton a worthy Hall of Famer? To me, the answer is pretty simple, and it's a definitive yes. I'll...
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Sharks' Tomas Hertl expected to return against the Avalanche

The San Jose Sharks have announced that rookie Tomas Hertl is expected to return to the line-up on Friday night when the Sharks take on the Colorado Avalanche. The 20 year old Sharks star suffered a knee injury back in December, during a game against the LA Kings. He was hit by Kings' captain Dustin Brown. Hertl left the game early and did not return. During the same week he...
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Sharks rookie Hertl cleared for game action

Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl has been medically cleared to return to game action, and will play n on Friday night vs. Colorado, a source has told Two independent doctors have cleared him -- Dr. Mark Saffron at Stanford, and Dr. Anthony Miniaci, based out of Cleveland, OH. Miniaci performed the surgery to repair the PCL and MCL ligaments in Hertl's right knee...
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Report: Sharks Rookie Tomas Hertl Expected To Return For Playoffs

Tomas Hertl might get another shot at the Kings after all. The San Jose Sharks star, who suffered a knee injury in December on a hit from Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown, is expected to be back in the lineup for the team’s first playoff game against the Kings next week, a source told CSNNE Bay Area Thursday. Brown’s hit on Hertl forced the Sharks rookie to undergo knee...
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Report- Tomas Hertl Close To A Return

via Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea, Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl could return to the Sharks’ lineup soon. Very soon. The 20-year-old forward is expected to be ready in time for the Sharks’ first playoff game next week against the Los Angeles Kings, according to a source, and pending medical approval. Hertl, who has been skating with the team since Feb. 26, may even try...
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Minor league hockey coach’s son with Down Syndrome sings national anthem (video)

The son of the head coach of the AHL’s Worcester Sharks, an affiliate of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks, performed a heartwarming rendition of then national anthem before a recent game. Marley Sommer, the eldest son of Sharks head coach Roy Sommer, has Down Syndrome and autism. He has been a constant presence in the […] The post Minor league hockey coach’s son with Down Syndrome...
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Soft Goals An Issue For The Sharks

from David Pollak of Working the Corners at the Mercury News, Players rarely talk about giving up soft goals because that pretty much reflects on the man in the pads who was the last line of defense. But they used that term Wednesday night after the Sharks lost 5-2 to the Anaheim Ducks and no one would challenge the usage. The Sharks played well, undermined by three goals...
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Sharks' Raffi Torres possible return on Wednesday night

The San Jose Sharks have announced that Raffi Torres could return to the line-up as early as Wednesday night.Raffi Torres missed almost the entire season with a torn ACL in his right knee. He was injured at the end of preseason. He missed 59 games before he returned in late February. He played five games and was sidelined again with the same injury on the same knee. He practiced...
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