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Sharks/Kings Series Preview

The playoffs have finally arrived, and fans are eagerly waiting for their teams to get started. Unfortunately for Sharks fans, they will have to wait one more night, as game one between the Sharks and Kings will be played tomorrow at 7:30 at the SAP Center. In my opinion, this should be the most entertaining series of them all. Both teams are bitter rivals and play extremely exciting...
Via Puckrant.com
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San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview

It’s a shame one of California’s two best clubs will be eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs in the first-round, but unfortunately, that is the luck of the draw. The Sharks and Kings meet again in the postseason, one year…Read more →The post San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Via The Hockey Daily
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Torres uncertain for playoff opener

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Raffi Torres is making progress but it's still unclear whether he'll play for the San Jose Sharks in their playoff opener Thursday night against the Los Angeles Kings.
Via FOXSports.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Kukla's Korner
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Who Starts In Goal For The Sharks?

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News, "I'm ready to name him," McLellan reiterated Monday. "I'm just not going to name him." Niemi -- the Sharks' No. 1 goalie since he arrived in San Jose before the 2010-2011 season -- struggled down the stretch with three losses in five starts before Saturday, when he rebounded to make 30 saves to help...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kings-Sharks: Three things to watch

LOS ANGELES -- It's a familiar rivalry of sorts. The Kings and the Sharks have played one another in the postseason twice in the last three years and five times in the regular season. The Pacific Division foes feature comparable strengths and while the Sharks have the 7-6 advantage in the postseason, the Kings went 3-1-1, getting the better of San Jose this season. "I think...
Via Fox Sports West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kings-Sharks rivalry resumes in 1st round

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The rivalry between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks has grown so intense in recent years that even newcomers take little time to acclimate themselves to the animosity.
Via FOXSports.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings: I hate the players but love the game

There are no rivalries quite like intrastate rivalries. Moreover, when you think intrastate rivalry, most people think of college sports. And why not? There is Duke vs. North Carolina, USC vs. UCLA, Auburn vs. Alabama. However, on the professional level, there are no rivalries quite like the ones between teams from Northern and Southern California. […] The post San Jose Sharks...
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San Jose Sharks beat Phoenix Coyotes in regular-season finale

Joe Pavelski reached the 40-goal milestone, then added one for good measure. Antti Niemi made 30 saves and gave up fewer goals than he had in four of his past five starts. Oh, and the Sharks beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Saturday night to head into the playoffs on a two-game winning streak. Not a gem by any means, but all in all, not a bad way to end a regular season that saw...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Time for the real season to begin

The Sharks ended off the 2013-14 regular season with a 3-2 win over the Coyotes. It was a nice way to finish the season and get a bit of momentum going into the playoffs with a mini two game winning streak. Their final record for the season is 51-22-9, good for 111 points. Also, their .677 wining percentage is their best since the 2008-09 season when they had .689. It's a shame...
Via Puckrant.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks close season with 3-2 win over Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Joe Pavelski had two goals to become the fourth player in team history with 40 goals in a season and the San Jose Sharks closed out the regular season with a 3-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes dealt seventh straight loss by Sharks

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Joe Pavelski had two goals to become the fourth player in team history with 40 goals in a season and the San Jose Sharks closed out the regular season with a 3-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night. Pavelski scored his 40th goal on a power play early in the first period and added No. 41 midway through to join Owen Nolan, Jonathan Cheechoo and Patrick...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Revisiting The 1988 NHL Draft

Jeremy Roenick or Teemu Selanne? That is the question. As Teemu Selanne plays his final regular season game this weekend, its a perfect time to revisit the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. Heading into the draft, the Blackhawks held the 8th overall pick. With that 8th overall pick, the Blackhawks selected a guy from Boston, Massachusetts named Jeremy Roenick. The guy who the Blackhawks passed...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Demers’ hit to Tyson Barrie’s head…Looks bad

It's not a late-season game without a dirty hit or two, so Stephane Quintal and the Shanahan-less Department of Player Safety might want to look at a hit which occurred during the Colorado Avalanche's 5-1 loss to San Jose: Tyson Barrie took a hard hit from Jason Demers, and the Denver Post's Terry Frei reports that the shoulder-to-head hit yielded...The kind...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via BaySportsNet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Puckrant.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks rookie Hertl returns to lineup

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) San Jose Sharks rookie forward Tomas Hertl is back less than four months after major knee surgery.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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 CSNCalifornia.com. 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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