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John Scott at it again: Knocks out Tim Jackman with butt-end of stick

  If there was any support for career tough-guys in the NHL, John Scott of the San Jose Sharks is doing his best to single-handedly kill it. One of the dirtiest players in the game and a guy known for being a fighter and not much else, Scott was back at it again on Monday night. The San Jose Sharks enforcer has a lengthy history: he elbowed Boston’s Loui Eriksson and tried to...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential playoff preview in Ducks win over the Sharks

The story of Monday night's premier Pacific Division game can be told with just one play.  But if that's all you want to read, you're missing out.  With one quick snipe, Ryan Kesler put a quick end to overtime Monday night at the Honda Center, completing the Ducks' comeback in a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.  Sharks' goaltender Antti Niemi had been so brilliant just moments...
Via Fox Sports West
3 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Kesler's OT goal lifts Ducks over Sharks 3-2

Ryan Kesler scored 58 seconds into overtime, and Rickard Rakell netted his first regular-season NHL goal, leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night. Cam Fowler got the tying goal with 4:16 left in regulation, and Frederik Andersen made 30 saves for the Ducks, who have won nine of 11 and own a league-best 51 points. They lead the Pacific Division...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rakell 'saves Christmas' with first regular season goal

Ryan Kesler, one of hockey's biggest stars, did what he was brought to Anaheim to do when he scored the overtime game-winner against the Sharks, Monday night at the Honda Center.  Cam Fowler had the best move of the night with his goal to fool Sharks' goalie Antti Niemi and his summersault celebration to follow.  Lost in the celebration of a comeback victory over their Pacific...
Via Fox Sports West
3 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Kesler's OT goal lifts Ducks over Sharks 3-2

Ryan Kesler scored 58 seconds into overtime, and Rickard Rakell netted his first regular-season NHL goal, leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night. Cam Fowler got the tying goal with 4:16 left in regulation, and Frederik Andersen made 30 saves for the Ducks, who have won nine of 11 and own a league-best 51 points. They lead the Pacific Division...
Via Fox Sports West
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler cuts OT short, lifts Ducks over Sharks

  Ryan Kesler scored 58 seconds into overtime, and Rickard Rakell netted his first regular-season NHL goal, leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night. Cam Fowler got the tying goal with 4:16 left in regulation, and Frederik Andersen made 30 saves for the Ducks, who have won nine of 11 and own a league-best 51 points. They lead the Pacific...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Around the NHL: It's Shark Month in California

  View image | gettyimages.com Through the first quarter of the season, San Jose was an up and down team. Following a loss to Calgary on November 26th, the Sharks were sitting at 10-10-4 on the year. Since then, they have been one of the hottest teams in the league. San Jose is 9-1-0 in the ten games since then and has climbed to second in the Pacific Division. The Sharks...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues burned in overtime, lose to Sharks 3-2

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brent Burns scored a power-play goal 4:22 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks rallied past the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Saturday night for their season-best fifth straight victory. Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored with 21 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game for the Sharks. Joe Thornton dug the puck out of the corner before delivering the pass. Steve Ott...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues burned in overtime, lose to Sharks 3-2

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brent Burns scored a power-play goal 4:22 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks rallied past the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Saturday night for their season-best fifth straight victory. Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored with 21 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game for the Sharks. Joe Thornton dug the puck out of the corner before delivering the pass. Steve Ott...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers-Sharks Preview

The San Jose Sharks have recovered from a mediocre start with a strong eight-game run, and their only loss in that span is starting to look worse and worse. It came against the Edmonton Oilers, who haven't won since while scoring on occasion. The teams meet in San Jose on Thursday night for the third time in 12 days with the Sharks primed to match a season-best four-game winning...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hertl leads Sharks past Predators 2-0

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Tomas Hertl scored in the first period and Antti Niemi earned his 29th career shutout in his return to the net, helping the San Jose Sharks beat the Nashville Predators 2-0 on Saturday night for their seventh win in eight games. Joe Thornton added an empty-net goal as the Sharks put together one of their most complete performances of the season. They would...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Wild at Sharks

The San Jose Sharks have finally found the offensive explosiveness they displayed throughout last season. And with the goals, the wins have followed. The Sharks look for their sixth win in seven games Thursday night when they host the Minnesota Wild for their second of three meetings this season. During their current hot spell, the Sharks (15-11-4) have scored 24 goals in six games...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks Release Ridiculous Rap Video For ‘Holiday Sweater’ Song

You’ve seen them play, but now you can see them … Rap? The San Jose Sharks released a terrible music video entitled “Holiday Sweater,” featuring members of the team wearing ugly Christmas sweaters and, yes, rapping. There has yet to be an NHL player who has dominated the rap game. In 2012, Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin was featured in a Russian rap song...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers-Sharks Preview

Moments after Edmonton beat the San Jose Sharks to end its lengthy losing streak, coach Dallas Eakins was focused on how the Oilers can build on that much-needed victory in the rematch. Coming off their first win in four weeks, the Oilers conclude a home-and-home set with the Sharks on Tuesday night in San Jose. Edmonton's 0-7-4 skid ended Sunday when David Perron's go-ahead goal...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Couture plays huge role, leads Sharks to win over Flames

  Logan Couture scored and set up Patrick Marleau's tiebreaking goal as the San Jose Sharks beat the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Saturday night. Justin Braun also scored and Antti Niemi finished with 33 saves to help the Sharks get their fourth straight win. Mark Giordano and Johnny Gaudreau scored for Calgary, which snapped its four-game winning streak. Karri Ramo stopped 27 shots and...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Sharks

 The Bruins continue their road trip Thursday night against the San Jose Sharks, a team that Boston has beaten three straight times. San Jose has been one of the elite NHL teams for nearly a decade, but this season has been a bit of a struggle. The Sharks are two points out of a playoff spot, have a minus-1 goal differential and just four wins in 10 home...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nieto's late goal leads Sharks past Flyers 2-1

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Matt Nieto scored the tiebreaking goal with 11.5 seconds remaining to lead the San Jose Sharks to their first consecutive wins in more than a month with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. Marc-Edouard Vlasic also scored and Antti Niemi made 28 saves for the Sharks, who last won back-to-back games Oct. 26-28 against Anaheim and Colorado...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Ducks fall to Sharks, 6-4

Logan Couture scored twice after missing the morning skate with an illness, and the San Jose Sharks snapped a four-game losing streak by holding off the Anaheim Ducks 6-4 on Saturday night. Tommy Wingels added a goal and three assists, and Joe Pavelski, Tomas Hertl and Matt Nieto also scored for the Sharks, who have won six straight home games against the Ducks. Antti Niemi made...
Via Fox Sports West
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks sign emergency backup goalie

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks have signed Ryan Lowe to a goaltender professional tryout agreement to be an emergency backup. Lowe will dress for Wednesday night's game against Calgary as the backup to Antti Niemi. Regular backup Troy Groesnick sustained an upper-body injury in practice on Tuesday. Lowe played college hockey at San Jose State and lives in the area. He...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks coach Todd McLellan knows he’s in danger of being fired

            USATSI It’s been no secret that things are in a state of disarray for the San Jose Sharks. That’s just how life has been since their epic collapse to the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this past spring, when they blew a 3-0 series lead and lost the decisive Game 7 to the eventual Stanley Cup Champions...
Via Sports-Glory
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks: Who is Troy Grosenick?

Sharks fans were treated to something uniquely special during the teams second game in as many days on Sunday. Veteran goaltender Antti Niemi had put in work the previous night, and the Sharks usual backup, Alex Stalock, is currently on injured reserve as many of us are aware. It’s the complete norm in the NHL for the backup goalie to start the second game of back-to-backs, but...
Via BaySportsNet
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Niemi backstops Sharks' to narrow win over Lightning

  Antti Niemi made 32 saves and added an assist as the San Jose Sharks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Thursday night. Joe Thornton and Tyler Kennedy scored for the Sharks, who are 2-2 on a seven-game road trip. Niemi improved to 5-0-1 against the Lightning. Tampa Bay got a goal from Steven Stamkos, and Ben Bishop stopped 37 shots. The Lightning are 0-1-1 since their six-game...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning's point streak snuffed out with home loss to Sharks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Antti Niemi made 32 saves and added an assist as the San Jose Sharks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Thursday night. Joe Thornton and Tyler Kennedy scored for the Sharks, who are 2-2 on a seven-game road trip. Niemi improved to 5-0-1 against the Lightning. Tampa Bay got a goal from Steven Stamkos, and Ben Bishop stopped 37 shots. The Lightning are 0-1-1 since...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Niemi keys Sharks' 2-1 win over Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Antti Niemi made 32 saves and added an assist as the San Jose Sharks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Thursday night. Joe Thornton and Tyler Kennedy scored for the Sharks, who are 2-2 on a seven-game road trip. Niemi improved to 5-0-1 against the Lightning. Tampa Bay got a goal from Steven Stamkos, and Ben Bishop stopped 37 shots. The Lightning are 0-1-1 since...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning's point streak snuffed out with home loss to Sharks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Antti Niemi made 32 saves and added an assist as the San Jose Sharks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Thursday night. Joe Thornton and Tyler Kennedy scored for the Sharks, who are 2-2 on a seven-game road trip. Niemi improved to 5-0-1 against the Lightning. Tampa Bay got a goal from Steven Stamkos, and Ben Bishop stopped 37 shots. The Lightning are 0-1-1 since...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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