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Timo Meier returns to the desolation of SAP
Devils handle Sharks in 7-2 white washing
by Mike Lee
As the NHL Trade deadline approaches, some Sharks are rehearsing for a possible move to a team trying to round out their rosters for the playoffs. Some of those Sharks are either unaware of the audition or they're willingly trying to avoid a trade by playing at a level unworthy of an NHLer. After taking a 1-0 lead against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night at SAP Center, then promptly allowed the Devils to score 7 straight goal en route to a 7-2 loss.
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Better effort but same results
Late comeback bid falls short in 4-2 loss to Nashville
by Mike Lee
When the Sharks sputtered out of the gate to start the 2023-24 NHL Season, one of those gory losses in their first 11 games was a 5-1 smack down by the Nashville Predators. The Sharks have improved since that ugly period, but they would still fall short to the Predators on Saturday night 4-2 at SAP Center. San Jose trailed by a lone goal late, before an empty net tally ended things.
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Zadina's career night leads SJ
San Jose rolls in 6-3 win in Calgary
by Mike Lee
Filip Zadina opted not to re-sign with the Detroit Red Wings last summer. He wanted a fresh start. Joining the Sharks, he figured he'd get lots of chances to deliver for team teal. He did exactly that on Thursday night in Calgary, scoring a pair of goals and add 2 assists for a career high 4 point night in the Sharks 6-3 victory of the host Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
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Offense misses start to trip
Sharks fall 1-0 in Winnipeg after lengthy break
by Mike Lee
The Sharks returned from their lengthy 2-week break by hitting the road with a stop in Winnipeg. San Jose's offense may have missed the trip from San Jose, as Connor Hellebuyck shutout the Sharks with an 18 save performance. Kappo Kahkonen made 39 saves in the 1-0 loss.
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Sharks let a W slip through their hands in SoCal
Anaheim mounts 3rd period comeback and wins it in OT
by Mike Lee
The Sharks have been feeling pretty good about themselves lately. Winners in 4 of their last 5 games, they found a way to cough up a 5th win to close out the season by failing to hold a 3rd period lead, then allowing the Anaheim Ducks to beat them in overtime on a turnover and missed defensive coverage. The 3-2 loss was the last game for San Jose until February 14th when they return from the All Star break.
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Blackwood posts 1st shutout in 2-0 win
Sharks score a pair of 3d period goals to beat Kraken
by Mike Lee
Back in November, the Sharks traveled to Seattle to play the Kraken, and ended up limping home after getting spanked 7-1 at Climate Change Arena. The Kraken made their first of two trips to SAP Center on Tuesday night and the Sharks exacted a little revenge. Fueled by a 32 save performance by goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood, the Sharks held off a team on the cusp of a wild card spot in a 2-0. The shutout was the first for the Sharks this season.
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Win streak snapped after 5-2 loss
Buffalo muzzles Sharks in afternoon matchup
by Mike Lee
The Sharks entered Saturday's game with the Buffalo Sabres riding a season high 3-game win streak, and a hot start to the contest looked as if the Sharks might extend that streak. Struggling themselves this season, the Sabres had other ideas, so they dispatched the Sharks with 5 unanswered goals to take a 5-2 victory at SAP Center.
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Sharks show some fight in OT win
SJ erases 2-0 Rangers lead before taking game in extra time
by Mike Lee
Coming of their 4-3 shootout win in Los Angeles on Monday night the Sharks had their excuse to mail in their game against the New York Rangers. Down their number one defenseman and staring at a 2-0 deficit in the 3rd period, the Sharks went to work on tired legs and chipped away at the Rangers lead. They would extend things to overtime where Tomas Hertl scored a big overtime goal to give the Sharks a dramatic 3-2 win.
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Kahkonen's 44 saves beats Kings
He makes 2 additional stops in the shootout to preserve win
by Mike Lee
The Sharks entered play having won consecutive games only three times this season. They expanded that to 4 with a 4-3 shootout victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night at Crypto.com Arena. They have a chance to win 3 games in a row for the first time this season on Tuesday when they head home to take on the New York Rangers. Logan Couture and Fabian Zetterlund scored goals in the shootout to help pace San Jose who also won for the first time in the shootout this season.
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Couture sparks Sharks win
San Jose tops Anaheim 5-3 at SAP
by Mike Lee
The Sharks got a big jolt of leadership on Saturday night with the return of captain Logan Couture and Nico Sturm. Couture has been out all season with Osteitis pubis, but his presence helped San Jose to a 5-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks at SAP Center. Sturm has been an unofficial captain for San Jose in Couture's absence, so his return also helped San Jose to snap a 3-game losing streak.
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The King of Cool
Hockey finally gets a chance to thank Joe Thornton
by Ryan Hall
Joe Thornton is not the most important player in San Jose Sharks franchise history. He isn't Owen Nolan, who became the heart and soul of a team trying to find its way in the big, bad NHL. He isn't Igor Larionov, who brought a style and tactical elegance to playing hockey that would set a blueprint that was followed until 2020. He isn't even Joe Pavelski, Captain America, who wore his heart on his sleeve and showed that the race isn't always to the fastest or most skilled, but often to those who want it the most.
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Road trip ends with shootout loss
Blackhawks win it in 9th round
by Mike Lee
The NHL's 32nd ranked San Jose Sharks made a stop in Chicago to face the 31st ranked Blackhawks on Tuesday night. It was a grand display of bad hockey, showcasing two teams that can't score or generate much excitement in a game that's made to be exciting. When regulation expired, the game was knotted at 1-1, then neither team could score in overtime. In the end, the Sharks would fall 2-1 in the shootout when Boris Katchouk slipped a puck past Mackenzie Blackwood in the 9th round of the skills competition. No, not Connor Bedard, Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews or Stan Makita. Boris Katchouk.
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No offense means another road loss
Sabres take 3-0 win in matinee
by Mike Lee
The big upside to the Sharks game on Monday, was that they got it over with early. San Jose continued their 5-game East Coast road trip with an early start in Buffalo as the nation honored Martin Luther King Jr. with the national holiday. The Sharks struggled offensively and fell to the Sabres 3-0 at KeyBank Center.
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Sharks drop heartbreaker in Ottawa
Tarasenko bags winner with 3.3 left in regulation
by Mike Lee
San Jose traveled to Canada's capitol to face off in the battle of the basement dwellers. The Eastern Conference's worst team in the Ottawa Senators scored a go-ahead goal with 3.3 seconds remaining in regulation to win for the first time in 2024, and send the Sharks to their 33rd loss in 43 games this season. The 5-4 loss snapped the Sharks 1-game winning streak.
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Losing streak finally ends
Mackenzie Blackwood leads SJ to 3-2 win in Montreal
by Mike Lee
The results haven't been what goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood had hoped for this season. Entering play on Thursday night in Montreal, Blackwood had lost all 10 games he has started on the road this season. End put that streak to bed with a gritty performance in a 3-2 Sharks win at the Bell Centre. Blackwood made 33 saves in the first Sharks win since December 12th.
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Leafs help Sharks to 11th straight loss
Toronto scores in all three periods in 4-1 win
by Mike Lee
The Sharks matched a dubious distinction on Saturday afternoon, when they dropped a 4-1 decision to the Toronto Maple Leafs at SAP Center. In losing the Sharks lost for the 11th consecutive time, matching the consecutive loss total they opened the season with. In that opening stretch they at least managed a point in their shootout loss to Colorado. Their last 11 losses have all come in regulation, which had sunk them to the NHL's basement.
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Not so special team drops 10th straight
Power play and penalty kill fall short in 2-1 loss to Winnipeg
by Mike Lee
The NHL's 19th ranked power play and 28th ranked penalty kill played like it on Thursday night and that would mean an unfavorable outcome for the San Jose Sharks. Going 0-for-2 on the power play and 0-for-1 on the penalty kill was lethal as the Sharks fell 2-1 to the Winnipeg Jets at SAP Center. The Sharks not-so-special teams fell short as it has all season and that would extend the Sharks losing streak to 10 games.
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New year, same poor results
Sharks blow 3rd period lead and fall to Red Wings
by Mike Lee
Back on December 7th, the Sharks overcame a 3-0 deficit against the Detroit Red Wings, eventually winning in overtime. As the Sharks start 2024, they returned the favor to Detroit who overcame a 3-2 Sharks lead in the 3rd period before San Jose let the game slip through their fingers. More rest and a home game against a team that had to travel across the country to play didn't provide any benefit to the Sharks who have lost 9 games in a row.
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Nothing slick about Sharks in 5-0 loss
Edmonton makes quick work of San Jose
by Mike Lee
If the Sharks were serious about snapping their current losing streak, they had a funny way of showing it on Thursday night. Entering play, the Sharks had lost 6 straight games and have floundered after their promising turn to start the month. The Edmonton Oilers extended that to 7 games with a 4-goal 1st period en route to a 5-0 pasting of San Jose at SAP Center.
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Santa fails to bring Sharks a win
San Jose drops 6th straight loss
by Mike Lee
After falling to the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 at SAP Center on December 19th, the Sharks got a taste of what their post Christmas game would be like. True to form, the Kings smacked the Sharks 5-1 at Crypto.com Arena in Southern California on Wednesday night as the NHL resumed play following their brief holiday break. Similar to their game last week, the Sharks were simply overmatched. San Jose opened the game's scoring then allowed the Kings to score 5 straight goals to drop their 23rd game in regulation and 26th overall loss.
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Canucks best Sharks in game and series
Vancouver takes 7-4 decision 3 of 4 games from SJ
by Mike Lee
The Vancouver Canucks entered play on Saturday night with the best record in the NHL. San Jose entered with the worst record. You're probably picking up on a theme here. The good news for San Jose is that they're done playing Vancouver for the remainder of the season. The Canucks scored 2 goals or more in each period en route to a 7-4 win over the Sharks at Rogers Arena in British Columbia.
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Bad Sharks resurfacing
SJ drops lifeless 5-2 decision to Coyotes
by Mike Lee
The Sharks recent string of lackluster performances extended on Thursday night, as San Jose dropped their 4th straight game and 2nd to the Arizona Coyotes in the last week. The Coyotes took advantage of a number of Shark lapses that came at the absolute wrong time, taking a 5-2 win at SAP Center. After appearing to turn a corner two weeks ago, San Jose has reverted to the mistake prone, uninspired play that helped them to an 0-10-1 record to start the season.
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Kings smother Sharks in 4-1 tilt
Offense suddenly absent in San Jose
by Mike Lee
After seemingly turning things around, the Sharks now find themselves having lost 3 straight games, including a lackluster 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night at SAP Center. The Sharks returned home to face the Kings in the 1st of 4 meetings between the divisional foes this season. The Kings smothered the Sharks offense all night, holding the Sharks to 15 shots in the contest.
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Sharks 2 goals not enough in 1-0 loss
San Jose falls to Coyotes challenge-fest
by Mike Lee
Last season's Sharks campaign was a painful one, wrought with tough lessons that came in the form of losses. For whatever the reason, that wasn't the case when they played the Arizona Coyotes. San Jose swept the season series with the Coyotes in the 3-game series. They put enough pucks in Arizona's goal to extend that streak, but a pair of coach's challenges wiped away 2 San Jose goals, allowing the Coyotes to take a 1-0 decision at Mullett Arena in Tempe.
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Eklund's PPG leads SJ to home win
SJ scores another game winner in the 3rd period
by Mike Lee
The Sharks returned home for the first time since November 27th following a 6-game road trip that netted them 7 points in the standings. San Jose would only enjoy home cooking for the contest on Tuesday night as they defeated the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in a nail biter at SAP Center. Scoring 3rd period goals has been the Sharks new found talent, which was on full display as William Eklund converted a power play chance to secure the win for San Jose.
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Magic trip ends with a little more magic
Sharks salvage a point with another 3rd period comeback
by Mike Lee
The Sharks haven't had any home cooking in 13 days. They wrapped up their season-long 6-game road trip on Sunday night in Vegas as they closed out the trip with a 5-4 shootout loss to the Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. The Sharks battled back from another 2-goal deficit in the 3rd period to earn a point, but they would run out of magic in the shootout.
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Another improbable comeback
Sharks erase 4-goal deficit and beat Wings in OT
by Mike Lee
If you decided to turn the Sharks game off after they fell behind 4-0 in Detroit on Thursday night, you missed another improbable comeback. Just 2 days after San Jose's crazy win over the New York Islanders, the Sharks came back from that 4-goal deficit, scored another equalizer with 89 seconds left in regulation before beating the Red Wings 6-5 in overtime. Unbelievable doesn't describe the comebacks that the Sharks have executed in the last two games, but it's been a fun 48 hours.
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Hertl's hatty helps SJ storm back
SJ overcomes 4-1 deficit and wins it in OT on Eklund goal
by Mike Lee
The Sharks were dead to rights. Down 4-1 in the 3rd period with 8 minutes to play, San Jose figured out how to even the game in regulation before William Eklund bagged his 6th goal of the season with 4.3 seconds remaining in overtime to steal their biggest win of the season at UBS Arena in Elmont, New York on Tuesday night. The improbable 5-4 win earned the Sharks their 2nd victory on their current 6-game road trip after dropping their first 11 away from SAP Center this season.
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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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 SHARK SNAPSHOT
Western Conference W L OTL Pts
(1) Vancouver 38 16 7 83
(2) Winnipeg 37 15 5 79
(3) Dallas 35 17 9 79
(4) Colorado 36 19 5 77
(5) Vegas 33 19 7 73
(6) Edmonton 34 20 2 70
(7) Los Angeles 29 19 10 68
(8) Nashville 33 25 2 68
(16) San Jose 15 37 5 35
SJ Home 9 17 2 20
SJ Road 6 20 3 15

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LEADERS
Scoring Gm G A Pts PIM
Hertl 48 15 19 34 22
Granlund 44 6 25 31 20
Eklund 56 8 17 25 24
Zetterlund 57 15 8 23 25
Duclair 52 11 8 19 28

Goaltending W L OTL Sv% GAA
Kahkonen 6 18 2 .901 3.63
Blackwood 9 18 3 .899 3.48
Chrona 0 1 0 .724 9.50

Special Teams # Eff% Rank
Power Play 23/136 16.9% 25th
Penalty Kill 137/183 74.8% 27th

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
2/21 Assigned D Jacob MacDonald to San Jose (AHL)

2/20 Waived D Jacob MacDonald

2/9 Released D Leon Gawanke

2/8 Waived D Leon Gawanke for purpose of contract termination

2/1 Assigned D Shakir Mukhamadullin to San Jose (AHL)

1/26 Recalled D Shakir Mukhamadullin from San Jose (AHL)

1/24 Assigned RW Scott Sabourin to San Jose (AHL)

1/8 Recalled RW Scott Sabourin from San Jose (AHL)

1/6 Assigned C Jack Studnicka to San Jose (AHL)

12/30 Assigned G Magnus Chrona to San Jose (AHL)

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RECENT MILESTONES
2/14 Mario Ferraro - 300th NHL Game (@ WPG)

1/31 Shakir Mukhamadullin - 1st NHL Assist (@ ANA)

1/31 Shakir Mukhamadullin - 1st NHL Point (@ ANA)

1/27 Shakir Mukhamadullin - 1st NHL Game (vs BUF)

1/9 Henry Thrun - 1st NHL Goal (@ TOR)

1/4 Justin Bailey - 100th NHL Game (vs WPG)

1/2 Alexander Barabanov - 100th NHL Point (vs DET)

12/31 Tomas Hertl - 700th NHL Game (@ COL)

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

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

  more milestones >>
 


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