Hitchcock hedges on lineup for Game 5 vs. Sharks

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock will decide on the status of injured players after the pre-game skate before Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the San Jose Sharks on Monday night. Captain David Backes and rookie Robby Fabbri, both forwards, were injured in Game 4. Backes missed the final two periods and Fabbri had just two shifts in the third period...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks Chomp Blues in Game 3 with Another Shutout

After a rough Game 1 loss in which both teams felt the losing team — that being the San Jose Sharks — was in fact the better team, the Sharks picked themselves back up responding with a dominant 4-0 win in Game 2. Little did they know Game 3 would bring new achievements for the Sharks franchise as they continue to surprise not only the hockey world but also their own fan base...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

St. Louis Blues set to start Jake Allen in Game 4 desperation move

The St. Louis Blues haven’t been this close to the Stanley Cup since 1991, and head coach Ken Hitchcock sees his team with their back to the wall once again. After going down 2-1 in the Western Conference finals to the San Jose Sharks, the Blues are literally looking to throw the kitchen sink at the wall as Hitchcock announced the pulling of starting goaltender Brian Elliot in...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Hitchcock on Tarasenko: 'He’s learning hard lessons'

Ken Hitchcock will not stop speaking. The St. Louis Blues coach has been more than open to the media during the NHL playoffs. He’s been public about his relationship with Vladimir Tarasenko, who clearly hasn’t been enthralled with his coach’s deployment. Hitchcock said he loves the beef, but in reality, it’s not the healthiest thing to have your best player actively be...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Shift By Shift, San Jose Sharks Are Earning Their Way

The San Jose Sharks have, at times this postseason, made the game of hockey look easy. They have done this against some very good teams. The key to the Sharks’ success is very basic. The key is hard work. On paper, other teams match the Sharks in terms of talent. Their competition in the Western Conference Final, the St. Louis Blues, are a very good team. Entering the series, every...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Sharks power play helps drive postseason success

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) When Peter DeBoer took over as coach in San Jose one of the first tasks he wanted to complete was making sure the Sharks were more than just a power-play team. Improved depth and 5-on-5 play helped get San Jose back to the postseason after missing it a year ago, but come playoff time that power play has served as an impressive weapon and a barometer for the...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Joe Thornton sprays water and dances with little kids while on the bench

When you don’t have a lot to lose, the ability to keep it loose is a big asset to your team. Joe Thornton has been through it all and has been criticized for his shortcomings for quite some time. But while the Sharks were enjoying a dominant effort in Game 2, Thornton kept things light by spraying water on some fans and dancing with the kids by the glass. As the series continues...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brent Burns scores twice, and here is a picture of Brent Burns

ST LOUIS, MO – MAY 17: Brent Burns #88 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates with Joe Thornton #19 after scoring a second period goal against Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues (not pictured) in Game Two of the Western Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on May 17, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Joe...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks respond in a big way in game two of the Western Conference Finals

Are you having fun yet? The San Jose Sharks tied up the Western Conference Finals last night after a 4-0 win in game two. Brent Burns led the way with two power play goals and Martin Jones picked up his second shutout of the postseason in a 26-save effort. It was exactly the kind of game that the Sharks needed in St. Louis, especially after they lost 2-1 in Sunday’s opening act...
5 days ago  |  Discuss


GAME ONE: On Sunday, the St. Louis Blues made their fifth appearance in the Western Conference Final and first since 2001. The San Jose Sharks advanced to the final four for the fourth time in franchise history. St. Louis is trying to get to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1970 while San Jose has never reached the final round. The Blues struck first with a 2-1 win...
Via The Hockey Guys
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Milbury makes controversial remarks advocating for hits that injure

Mike Milbury is in a bit of hot water after making some comments during Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. The NBC Sports analyst was talking about an interference penalty the Blues’ Steve Ott received during the second period of the Sharks’ 4-0 win. In Milbury’s view, if a player is going to hit someone...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks' Burns scores 2 power-play goals, Jones gets shutout

ST. LOUIS (AP) Brent Burns scored San Jose's first two power-play goals of the Western Conference finals and Martin Jones stopped 26 shots for his second shutout of the postseason as the Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-0 Tuesday night to even the series at a game apiece. Tommy Wingels and Dainius Zubrus also scored and Logan Couture had two assists to help the Sharks bounce...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Puck gets lost in Sharks center Joe Thornton's pants

Game 1 of the Sharks-Blues series came to a halt in the first minute of the game when the puck disappeared into Joe Thornton's equipment.Brent Burns' shot deflected straight up off Thornton and flew up his pants, getting lodged in his gear.Thornton was unable to shake it loose himself and had to get a trainer's help on the bench.
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason quick hits: Western Conference Final

Postseason VitalsSan Jose: 8-4-0 in 12 games in the playoffsSt. Louis: 8-6-0 in 14 games in the playoffsHistory of the MatchupThis is the fifth time the two franchises have faced off in the playoffs, with all previous meetings taking place in the first round and each team winning two series apiece. San Jose took the 2015-16 regular-season series 2-1-0 with the home team winning each...
Via Yardbarker
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Game 7 between the Sharks and Preds is must-see hockey

After a most-convincing and dominant full 60 minutes in Game 5, the San Jose Sharks looked like they were primed to end their series with the Nashville Predators after taking a 2-0 lead to open up Game 6. Then the Preds dug deep, turned the tables and forced a Game 7 with a 4-3 overtime victory.Clearly, Nashville isn’t going down without a fight. But the Sharks still have a chance...
Via Yardbarker
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators get a well-deserved game seven

What a difference one call makes. The San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators are heading back to San Jose for game seven, Thursday night. I nearly stopped watching after the Sharks took the first two games of the series at home.I thought a sweep was in order, or the Predators would win one at home and then go get walloped in San Jose to end it. The latter would have happened if...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Why you need to attend a San Jose Sharks playoff game

Last week, we explained why the NHL playoffs this year are superior to NBA playoffs for a myriad of reasons. Ater a dominating 5-1 performance over the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, we are now convinced that the San Jose Sharks playoff games only add to that sentiment. Let me explain. Joe Thornton’s Bite The seasoned Sharks center is better...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The murkiness of the no-goal call on Sharks F Joe Pavelski

It has  grown into one of the most talked about calls of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs — well, if you were awake to witness it.The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks played an absolute thriller into triple-overtime and into the wee hours, which ended with a 4-3 win for Nashville. The game could have ended a lot sooner, with a much different result.There were a few questionable...
Via Yardbarker
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Fisher Coming Through In the Clutch

We’ve got a series, folks! Nashville forward Mike Fisher put one past San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones last night just past the halfway mark of the third overtime. The series is now tied at two and heading back to San Jose for Game 5 on Saturday. Jones left a rebound right in Fisher’s wheelhouse, where all that was needed was a little stick handling giving Nashville a big...
Via Beyond The Benches
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Stay Out Of San Jose

Throughout this year's NHL playoffs, there has been a lot of focus on top teams such as the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Dallas Stars. These three teams ended the season as the best teams in the league, so it's no surprise as to why they receive more attention. Despite their success, however, these teams might not even be the best in the playoffs right now. The team...
Via The Sports Quotient
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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
21 days 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
21 days 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 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
27 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...
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

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