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Sharks fight back but fall in Manhattan
SJ drops 6-5 decision to Rangers
by Mike Lee
Coming off their big 6-3 win over New Jersey on Friday night, the Sharks continued with their New York Metropolitan tour but ran into a buzz saw in Artemi Panerin. The Rangers forward recorded a hat trick to propel his team to a close 6-5 victory over San Jose at Madison Square Garden. San Jose fought back from a 6-3 deficit in the 3rd period to make it close, but they would drop their 2nd game on their current 6-game road trip.
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Sharks finally win elusive road game
Kahkonen, Duclair and MacDonald lead Sharks in 6-3 victory
by Mike Lee
It took 11 tries this season but the Sharks finally won a game away from SAP Center, as they knocked off the New Jersey Devils 6-3 at the Prudential Center. San Jose scored 6 times and rode some stellar goaltending from Kaapo Kahkonen en route to their 6th win of the season. Anthony Duclair and Jacob MacDonald each scored a pair goals to lead San Jose on offense. Kahkonen made 44 saves in the win, including 21 in the 3rd period.
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Sharks drop 10th straight on the road
Bruins shutout SJ 3-0 at TD Garden
by Mike Lee
The Sharks kicked off their season long 6-game road trip in Boston on Thursday night, going toe-to-toe with the Bruins for 20 minutes before regressing to the bad hockey team that has planted them firmly in the NHL's basement. The Bruins scored a pair of goals early in the 2nd period then cruised to a 3-0 win at TD Garden. Jeremy Swayman made 26 saves in the shutout to lead Boston.
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A glimmer or shift in hope
The Sharks are starting to show signs of life
by Ken Smyth
All right, we're past the US Thanksgiving holiday, which traditionally is the point where NHL teams that are not in a playoff position are considered leftover turkey and their coaches so much cold stuffing. This list includes the Sharks, of course; but practically speaking they were cooked when the season schedule was published.
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Kunin's 3rd period tally wins it for SJ
Sharks extend point streak to 3 games
by Mike Lee
Back to back wins have been a rarity for the San Jose Sharks this season. Leading up to Monday night's contest with the Washington Capitals, the Sharks had one back to back games just once this season. They replicated that feat with a nice 2-1 win over the Capitals, extending their point streak to three consecutive games. Playing their 5th game in 8 days, it was a prime opportunity for the Sharks to lay down. Perhaps they're starting to enjoy winning enough to do the little things to collect 2 points that are there for the taking.
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True grit pays off in big win
Sharks exact some revenge on Canucks in 4-3 victory
by Mike Lee
The Sharks aren't likely to win many games this season, but their 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night may go down as one of the fun ones. The Sharks scored a pair of 3rd period goals to break a 2-2 tie, then held after a wild final 4 minutes of the contest. Kaapo Kahkonen made 32 saves to earn his 2nd win of the season. The Sharks played what was arguably their best team game of the season. It was a chippy affair, which brought the team together for a much needed 2 points.
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Failure to finish costs Sharks
Montreal overcomes 2-0 deficit and wins 3-2 in a shootout
by Mike Lee
Another game, another tough lesson for the San Jose Sharks on Friday after at SAP Center. The Montreal Canadiens erased 2-0 deficit, before beating the Sharks 3-2 in the shootout. San Jose carried a 2-1 lead into the 3rd period, but couldn't hold the lead. The Sharks had given up a goal late in the 2nd period, allowing the comeback feasible against a team that simply doesn't know how to put opposing teams away. This one was another example of a team that really doesn't know how to win, but the loss came against a marginal opponent.
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Kraken feast on roast Shark
Sharks in a giving mood as they fall 7-1
by Mike Lee
After the Sharks allowed 10 goals on back to back games in early November, the Sharks seemed to take note and started to show signs of rebounding from those setbacks. A scolding by GM Mike Grier seemed to hit home. After dropping a 7-1 decision to the Seattle Kraken on Wednesday night, Grier may be getting ready for another tongue lashing. More than a handful of players were simply late to the party and the Sharks paid for it with another embarrassing loss.
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Little mistakes cost SJ in BC
Canucks take 3-1 win at Rogers Arena
by Mike Lee
18 days ago, the Sharks were steam-rolled by the Vancouver Canucks 10-1 at SAP Center. On Monday night San Jose would lose again, but by a more respectable 3-1 deficit. Sadly, a 2-goal loss is considered respectable for a team that just doesn't have the pieces to compete with upper echelon teams these days. The Sharks held serve for more than 30 minutes before an overturned goal would ignite the Canucks.
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Sharks finally breaks out in 5-1 win
Kaapo Kahkonen makes 45 saves to keep Blues off the board
by Mike Lee
It took 17 games but the Sharks finally recorded a blow out victory. The fact that it came against a team on a 3-game winning streak and potential playoff contender in the St Louis Blues made it all the more rewarding for a team that hasn't had many successes this season. Mike Hoffman led the Sharks with a pair of goals in the win and Kaapo Kahkonen recorded 45 saves to earn his first win of the season, as San Jose rolled 5-1.
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Tough lesson for Sharks at SAP
Sharks get schooled on managing 3rd period leads in 5-3 loss
by Mike Lee
If the 2023-24 NHL season is supposed to be a series of lessons for the young Sharks, Tuesday night's 5-3 loss to the Florida Panthers will go down as the one that covers how not to play with a lead. San Jose grabbed an unlikely 3-2 lead in the 3rd period, then immediately went on tilt and allowed the Panthers to turn the final 10 minutes of play into a painful dose of reality. Chalk it up to a young team that forgot to finish the game after grabbing a lead. A harsh loss, but hopefully one they don't forget.
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Sharks drop 7th straight on the road
Special teams continues to cripple Sharks chances
by Mike Lee
So much for Mike Grier's scolding. There's no doubt that the Sharks were out-classed by Vegas on Friday night, but losing 4-1 to the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday was a big step backwards for a team that is devoid of many positives. The Sharks held the Ducks to a 2-1 lead through 40 minutes, then buckled early in the 3rd to succumb to a team that has been refocused on a rebuild the last two seasons.
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Sharks take 3-2 nail biter over Edmonton
SJ extends win streak to 2 games
by Mike Lee
Start plotting the Stanley Cup parade route folks, because the Sharks have won two games in a row. San Jose followed up their 2-1 win over Philadelphia on Tuesday by sweating out a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday at SAP Center. Fabian Zetterlund and Tomas Hertl each has a goal and an assist to lead San Jose. San Jose still sits in the NHL basement, but they've at least drawn even with Edmonton in standings points by earning their 5th point of the season.
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Sharks finally win a game
SJ defeats Philadelphia in edgy 2-1 game
by Mike Lee
The losing streak is over. After dropping their first 11 games to open the season, the San Jose Sharks finally won a game. It went down to the last second, but the Sharks pulled out a gritty 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at SAP Center on Tuesday night. MacKenzie Blackwood stopped 38 shots to earn his first win in a teal sweater and San Jose finally puts 2 points up in the standings.
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A method to the madness?
Is there light at the end of the tunnel? Just how long is this tunnel?
by Paul Krill
For Sharks fans who've been there the entire duration of the franchise, since 1991, the current tribulations are pretty much the worst we've experienced. And that's saying a lot, considering the team only won 11 games in its 84-game second season and lost 17 games in a row that campaign.
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Sharks match league mark for futility
SJ allows 20 goals in last two games
by Mike Lee
After giving up 10 goals to the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night, the San Jose Sharks surrendered another 10 tallies to the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins at SAP Center on Saturday night, falling 10-2. Erik Karlsson made his return to San Jose after being traded to Pittsburgh over the summer and put up a paltry 2-point night against his former employer, both assists. The Sharks have given up a combined 20 goals in the last 48 hours, and are now averaging 4.91 goals per game.
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A Perfect 10
Establishing the foundation today for tomorrow's winner
by Ryan Hall
Alright, it would be easy to write a "Come not to praise Caesar but bury him" kinda article about the San Jose Sharks right now. In fact, it wouldn't even take much creativity and wit. So, let's just keep it clean and say that the 2023-24 season has not started the way anyone would have hoped. That goes for you, or any of your friends, who think the Sharks need to tank in order to get a high draft pick. New flash: they were always going to finish near the bottom. That's all they are built for. No one needs to cheer for losses, they will happen organically.
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Canucks maul Sharks in brutal loss
SJ falls 10-1 in worst performance of the season
by Mike Lee
The Sharks entered their game with the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night, having scored 9 total goal this season. The Canucks bum-rushed San Jose on SAP Center ice by matching and exceeding their goal output for the season, as Vancouver embarrassed the Sharks in a 10-1 shellacking. The Canucks went 4-for-5 on the power play, led by Quinn Hughes who recorded 5 points in the game. The Sharks fell for the 10th time this season and are still searching for their elusive 1st win of the season.
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Hopeless performance in Tampa
Lightning run roughshod in 6-0 win over SJ
by Mike Lee
San Jose has lost its way. Playing in their seventh game of the season, the Sharks turned in what was arguably the worst performance of the season in a 6-0 loss to the host Tamp Bay Lightning. The Sharks were simply overmatched, to the point that getting the puck out of their own end was a major accomplishment. The Lightning played at 4 levels above anything the Sharks could throw out on the ice and it wasn't even close.
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Sharks drop close affair in South Florida
Frozen Frenzy game end like all the rest
by Mike Lee
The NHL held their inaugural "Frozen Frenzy" night, with all 32 teams playing games that were stagger started over a 5 hour span. The Sharks played in the second game of their current 5-game road trip with a stop at Amerant Bank Arena to take on the Florida Panthers. The game started at 7:45pm in Florida, but even the odd start time would shake the Sharks out of their season starting funk. The Panthers denied San Jose their first win of the season by knocking off the visitors 3-1.
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Offense AWOL in Nashville
Sharks drop 5th straight with power outage
by Mike Lee
It's tough to win hockey games if you're not scoring goals. That's been a consistent problem for the San Jose Sharks in all five of their losses this season. The Sharks lone goal on Saturday at Bridgestone Arena in Tennessee, came 50 minutes into their game with the Nashville Predators. At that point they already trailed Nashville 4-0 and was a footnote in their 5-1 loss to the Predators. So goes the Sharks dismal start to the 2023-24 NHL season, and it doesn't look like things are going to change anytime soon.
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Home stand from hell ends with 3-1 loss
Sharks still searching for offensive output
by Mike Lee
The Sharks concluded their 4-game home stand from hell with a listless 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Thursday night at SAP Center. The Sharks had the tough task of facing all four division winners from last season, including the last 2 Stanley Cup Champions and a President's Cup winner. To nobody's surprise, the Sharks didn't fare well against those teams. They recorded a single point in the standings out of a possible 8 points, which has them sitting in the NHL's basement.
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Hurricanes sink Sharks with big 3rd period
Blackwood makes 36 saves in 6-3 loss
by Mike Lee
After a remarkable 51 save performance on Saturday, MacKenzie Blackwood turned in another nice performance against the visiting Carolina Hurricanes at SAP Center on Tuesday night. The Sharks carried a 3-2 lead into the 3rd period before imploding by allowing 4 goals in the final frame to drop a 6-3 game. Blackwood makes 36 saves, and only 2 even strength goals in the loss.
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Avs spoil Blackwood's gem
Sharks goaltender debuts with 51 saves in shootout loss
by Mike Lee
MacKenzie Blackwood made his debut for the Sharks on Saturday night, and he promptly turned in a 51 save performance to set a new franchise record for saves by a goaltender in his San Jose debut. Problem is, he let in a goal late in regulation, then lost in the shootout on a Mikko Rantanen shot. Goaltending has not been a strength for the Sharks the past few years, but Blackwood's performance gives the San Jose faithful a glimmer of hope. At least for a night.
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Sharks drop opener to Golden Knights
4 minute stretch sours opening night
by Mike Lee
The NHL didn't do the Sharks any favors in the scheduling of San Jose's first 8 games. They opened the 2023-24 campaign with a date against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Vegas Golden Knights at SAP Center on Thursday night. The young Sharks showed signs of promise, but in the end, Vegas had too much firepower for the upstart kids in teal, taking a 4-1 decision before a sellout crowd.
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2023-24 Shark Predictions
Hurry up and wait for more of the same in San Jose
by Mike Lee
It's year two for both Mike Grier and David Quinn, but things are sizing up to look a lot like last season. Grier is still handcuffed by the slew of bad contracts he inherited when he took over the Sharks GM role in the summer of 2022 and he's spent the last 15 months trying to create an opportunity to actually start rebuilding the franchise. Not an easy task. From an outside perspective it may look as if he's done little in terms of adding the pieces the Sharks need to be competitive, but the mess that he's trying to clean up is a multi-year endeavor which is more than quick fix. The downside is, San Jose won't be making much of a splash in 2023-24.
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Sharks fans must hope for the best
Team is not expected to contend anytime soon
by Paul Krill
Well, ESPN's pre-season Power Rankings have the Sharks as big winners this season, sort of. Specifically, the Sharks are ranked 32nd - as in, dead last, making them strong candidates to win the 2024 Draft Lottery.
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Summer Distractions
Ready or not, the 2023-24 season is here
by Ken Smyth
Everybody have a good summer? That's nice. The Sharks' had a wonderful summer compared to last season, entirely because there was no question about a new coach or general manager or any of that other stuff that distracts fans and owners. Like it or not, the new season is here, but there are some summer happenings that set the stage for the upcoming season. Let's go into things in detail.
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Karlsson saga drags on
Public comments hurt defenseman's desire to leave SJ
by Mike Lee
Heading in to August, the Sharks biggest roster question as training camp sits a few weeks away is if Erik Karlsson will be wearing a teal sweater. If you've been hiding under a rock this summer, you may have missed the fact that Sharks GM Mike Grier has made it be known that the Sharks intend to move Karlsson, preferably before the start of the season. That position was motivated by comments that the defensemen made regarding his disinterest in remaining in San Jose.
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The Quentin Musty Show
Sharks' second first-round pick makes an impression
by Paul Krill
So I went to the Sharks' prospects scrimmage, at the Barracuda's new arena on Thursday, hoping to see Will Smith, the fourth overall pick of the draft last week, light the lamp, which he did, scoring a nice goal and getting off several shots. And, despite some industry reports that he lacked elite skating ability, he looked pretty quick to me. But the guy who really impressed was the Sharks' other first-round pick, Quentin Musty, who stole the show on what was his 18th birthday.
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LGS Stanley Cup Finals Predictions
Who predicted a Florida and Vegas Final?!?!
by LGS Staff
It comes down to this. The last series of the season. One more best of 7 to crown a Champion. We have a split among LGS pundits on who they think will win the Cup, for a variety of reasons. Checkout our picks and see what Ryan, Paul, Ken and Mike have to say in our SCF Prop Bets as we wrap up 2022-23.
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LGS Conference Finals Predictions
Who says hockey doesn't belong in the South!
by LGS Staff
We're down to four and none of them are Canadian based teams. The media from the great white north are having a field day tearing apart the Oilers and Leafs, but down here in the States, we have to decide on which two teams we think will get to the Finals. It's Florida vs Carolina and Dallas vs Vegas. Who is it going to be...
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LGS Playoff Round 2 Predictions
Some surprises in the opening round lead to interesting matchups
by LGS Staff
The Panthers shocked the NHL with their opening round upset of the President's Cup winning Boston Bruins. Can they do it against the Maple Leafs. The writers at put together their predictions for the Conference Semi-Final round.
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LGS Playoff Round 1 Predictions
Who is going to win and some quips on the series matchups
by LGS Staff
As the first round of the NHL Playoffs begins, the staff writers here at provide their predictions on the 8 series that will match up the 16 best teams in the league. We'll tell you who is going to win, along with comments on each series.
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LGS NHL Power Rankings
for games thru 4/16
by LGS Staff
It's the final Power Rankings of the season. To nobody's surprise, the Boston Bruins hold the top spot, but surprises galore at the top of the final rankings. It was a flurry of jockeying as teams needed to lock in playoff spots and and position themselves for matchups, while the bottom 4 locked into the futility that may land them a generational talent.
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Theme of the year: Sharks lose
Not enough weapons to compete with Edmonton in 5-2 loss
by Mike Lee
The season of pain is officially over. The Sharks closed out one of their worst campaign's in franchise history, dropping a 5-2 decision to the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place in Alberta on Thursday night. Edmonton was motivated to get the win as they were positioned to win the Pacific Division and the Western Conference if the stars aligned.
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Zadorov's hat trick burns Sharks
Sharks fall 3-1 as Calgary wraps up their season
by Mike Lee
With the sun setting on the 2022-23 season for the Sharks, they rolled into Calgary in the wake of the Flames own reality that they would not be playing for a Stanley Cup themselves. The Sharks have been auditioning their prospects for the past two weeks, while Calgary made the transition to evaluation mode on Monday after they were eliminated from playoff contention. The would be playoff contender used a Nikita Zadorov hat trick to knock off the Sharks 3-1.
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Western Conference W L OTL Pts
(1) Vegas 16 5 4 36
(2) Vancouver 16 8 1 33
(3) Colorado 15 6 2 32
(4) Dallas 14 5 3 31
(5) Los Angeles 13 4 3 29
(6) Winnipeg 13 8 2 28
(7) Arizona 12 9 2 26
(8) St Louis 12 10 1 25
(16) San Jose 6 17 2 14
SJ Home 5 6 2 12
SJ Road 1 11 0 2

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Scoring Gm G A Pts PIM
Hertl 24 4 14 18 8
Granlund 18 2 9 11 6
Zetterlund 25 7 3 10 13
Duclair 22 6 3 9 20
Hoffman 24 6 3 9 12

Goaltending W L OTL Sv% GAA
Blackwood 3 11 2 .899 3.72
Kahkonen 3 6 0 .896 3.99
Chrona 0 0 0 .765 7.87

Special Teams # Eff% Rank
Power Play 13/68 19.1% 20th
Penalty Kill 63/87 72.4% 31st

12/3 Assigned D Nikolai Knyzhov to San Jose (AHL)

12/2 Waived D Nikolai Knyzhov

11/27 Signed RW Justin Bailey to a 1-year contract

11/17 Assigned LW Danil Gushchin to San Jose (AHL)

11/13 Recalled LW Danil Gushchin from San Jose (AHL)

11/13 Assigned LW Oskar Lindblom to San Jose (AHL)

11/8 Acquired D Calen Addison from the Minnesota Wild for RW Adam Raska and a 2026 5th round draft pick.

11/8 Recalled LW Oskar Lindblom from San Jose (AHL)

11/7 Assigned G Magnus Chrona to San Jose (AHL)

11/3 Recalled G Magnus Chrona from San Jose (AHL)

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11/27 Mike Hoffman - 700th NHL Goal (vs WAS)

11/25 Ty Emberson - 1st NHL Goal (vs VAN)

11/24 Calen Addison - 100th NHL Game (@ MTL)

11/22 Fabian Zetterlund - 100th NHL Game (@ SEA)

11/20 Luke Kunin - 300th NHL Game (@ VAN)

11/2 Anthony Duclair - 500th NHL Game (vs VAN)

10/29 Ty Emberson - 1st NHL Assist (@ WSH)

10/29 Ty Emberson - 1st NHL Point (@ WSH)

10/24 Jan Rutta - 300th NHL Game (@ FLA)

10/21 Ty Emberson - 1st NHL Game (@ NSH)

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