Sharks in a panic after Game 1 loss? No way, San Jose

PITTSBURGH – Those of you out there expecting the San Jose Sharks to curl up into the fetal position and roll over because they lost Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final may be a little disappointed. Because as they’ve proved through the first three rounds of the playoffs, these are not your father’s San Jose Sharks. There were not a lot of long faces in the Sharks room – unless...
Via The Hockey News
32 minutes ago

What Seinfeld, Magic Johnson and Metallica have in common with the San Jose Sharks

And then there were two.The San Jose Sharks take on the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday Night in Game One of the Stanley Cup Final. The Sharks made their NHL debut in 1991 and this will be their FIRST cup final appearance in franchise history.Speaking of ... remember how cool the 90's were? Great music, movies, and people actually having conversations without cell phones. Here's a look...
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Defense could play a huge role in who wins the Stanley Cup

Despite not meeting up more than twice during regular-season play, the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins have quite a bit in common. They are both fast teams with offensive depth and strong special teams. They both have relied on young goaltenders to keep them in pivotal postseason games. Both have stepped up against steep competition to punch their tickets into the Stanley...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vlasic will have his plate full with a steady diet of Crosby

PITTSBURGH – It’s become fairly commonplace for San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic to be staring into the eyes of the best players in the world. And after getting a steady diet of Vladimir Tarasenko in the Western Conference final, Vlasic is preparing to renew a battle with Sidney Crosby that dates back more than a decade to their days in the Quebec League. When the...
Via The Hockey News
10 hours ago

Speedy pace of the Penguins-Sharks Stanley Cup Final

After Game 1 of the Western Conference Final, Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer commented that his team and the opposing St. Louis Blues were “feeling each other out” at the start of the tilt.That “get-to-know-you period” probably won’t be a luxury this time around, as San Jose has left behind the gritty Blues and now faces a speedier product in the Pittsburgh Penguins.In fact...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Talking about hockey coverage this summer

The loss to the San Jose Sharks still stings. As the Sharks prepare to battle for the Stanley Cup for the first time in their team’s history, the Blues are taking vacations and Blues fans are finding new topics to discuss. The media in St. Louis is already trying to fill their time by fabricating some truly nonsensical topics. Maybe it’s time to take a few days off and let the...
Via Frozen Notes
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Stanley Cup Final special teams matchup

The performance of a team's special teams units can completely change the game. Cashing in on the opposition's penalty at the perfect time can shift momentum. Killing off a penalty at a crucial time of the game can get the home crowd on its feet. While every play means so much in the playoffs, every play means that much more with the Stanley Cup on the line. Special teams will...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hockey Headlines: Stanley Cup Final Prediction

Sharks or Pens? The day is finally upon us. The Stanley Cup final goes tonight from Pittsburgh, and there’s no shortage of storylines in this one. On the one side, you have the Sharks, perennially chokers, great teams that couldn’t get over the hump, finally on the verge of the ultimate goal. Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau are four wins away from their first championship,...
Via The Hockey Writers
13 hours ago

Three reasons why the San Jose Sharks will win the Stanley Cup

Recently we took a look at the Pittsburgh Penguins and outlined three reasons why they will win the Stanley Cup. Considering we have no idea which team will hoist the best trophy in sports, here are three reasons why the San Jose Sharks will take home the Cup. 1. Lethal offense The Sharks have had no issues putting the puck in the net during this year’s playoffs, averaging an...
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Three Thoughts on the Sharks Stanley Cup Final

‘Redemption’. I see that word a lot these days in the same sentence as ‘San Jose Sharks.’ I’ve grown to hate it. Patrick Marleau (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) This Sharks team is this Sharks team. Not last year’s or two year’s ago or a decade ago. Does Joe Thornton, with nearly 1,500 NHL points between regular season and playoff games need redeeming? Not a chance...
Via The Hockey Writers
15 hours ago

Vlasic donates $2,500 to Backes’ charity

The third-round series between the San Jose Sharks and the St. Louis Blues wasn’t exactly a friendly one. Physical, grueling action reigned supreme and there were plenty of questionable/cheap shots after the whistle. Even though the two clubs visibly had a lot of hate, that didn’t stop Marc-Edouard Vlasic from donating to David Backes’ charity after the series wrapped up....
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Three reasons the Penguins are a lock to win the Stanley Cup

The San Jose Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins will face off in this year’s Stanley Cup Final. The two teams enter the Final with very different stories and backgrounds, but both are more than capable of claiming the title. However, here are three reasons why the Penguins win the Cup: 1. Crosby and Malkin are gaining momentum Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have been the faces...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks look to be a team of destiny

If someone was to tell me that going into this season that the San Jose Sharks would be sitting right where they are, I believe the good majority of us realist would have rolled our eyes. Sure, I didn’t think the Sharks were going to repeat the same failures that they endured during the 2014-15 season where they weren’t able to make the playoffs. But I also didn’t envision...

Blaming Vladimir Tarasenko for St. Louis Blues’ loss is looking for easy scapegoat

What are the three favorite things among hockey writers and media types? • Free food, preferably buffet, preferably with a dessert cart. • Telling anyone and everyone about their hotel and airline points. • Blaming a postseason series loss on one player. The first two are harmless enough, although nobody — and I mean NOBODY — cares about your status with Marriott. Oh...
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LET'S GO SHARKS! @SanJoseSharks #TurnUpTheTank #SJSharks #SilenceTheBlues — Metallica (@Metallica) May 26, 2016 The Stanley Cup Final is no longer “Never-Never Land” for the Sharks The team that scored the 1st goal had won each of the games and San Jose was hoping to keep that trend going. They came out flying off the opening faceoff as expected...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks roll past Blues to advance to first Stanley Cup final

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- After 25 years, the San Jose Sharks will finally play for the Stanley Cup.Captain Joe Pavelski scored an early goal, Joel Ward added two of his own and the Sharks advanced to their first Stanley Cup final in franchise history by beating the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Wednesday night in Game 6 of the Western Conference final.Joonas Donskoi also scored, Logan Couture...
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Sharks need 1 win vs. Blues to reach 1st Stanley Cup final

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Patrick Marleau has played more than 1,500 games with the San Jose Sharks since joining the NHL as an 18-year-old draft pick but never one quite like the next one. All those past playoff disappointments that have seemed to define the career of players like Marleau and Joe Thornton could be put to the side temporarily with one more San Jose win. For the first...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

You should be rooting for Joe Thornton

Looking at the TV ratings, it's highly unlikely that, unless you're a diehard fan of the San Jose Sharks or St. Louis Blues, that you've been paying much attention to those teams' NHL Western Conference Final series. But while you might not be watching the games, you should be rooting for Sharks center Joe Thornton. Already one of the greatest players of the last two decades, Thornton...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pavelski scores twice, Sharks top Blues to take 3-2 lead

ST. LOUIS (AP) Joe Pavelski scored two goals, including the go-ahead score in the opening minute of the third period, and the San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference final on Monday night. Joel Ward also scored twice including one of two empty-netters in the final minute for San Jose, which can close it out at home on Wednesday...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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10 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...
12 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...
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13 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...
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17 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
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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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