Sharks Rumors & News

  • Sharks beat Kings in Game 1 of playoffs

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks scored only 10 goals a year ago in their seven-game playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings and goalie Jonathan Quick. Thursday night they had half that number in just two periods in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series, then held on for a 6-3 victory over the Kings that saw..." April 18

  • Niemi doesn't know if he's starting Sharks' playoff opener

    CSN Bay Area "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..." April 16

  • Pavelski's role for playoffs uncertain for Sharks

    CSN Bay Area "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..." April 16

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds: Bruins favored to win Cup

    CBSSports.com "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs set to begin Wednesday, Bovada revealed their odds for the postseason. The Boston Bruins, winner of the Presidents' Trophy as the NHL's regular-season champ and last year's Stanley Cup runner up, is the favorite to claim the top prize at the end of the..." April 14

  • San Jose Sharks beat Phoenix Coyotes in regular-season finale

    San Jose Mercury News "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..." April 13

  • Havlat, Sharks bury Avalanche 5-1

    CSN Bay Area "Yanked from the lineup on Wednesday in Anaheim in the biggest game of the season, Marty Havlat returned to tally three goals and one assist in the Sharks’ 5-1 win over Colorado on Friday night at SAP Center. The Sharks, locked into the second seed in the Pacific Division regardless of the..." April 12

  • Sharks rookie Hertl expected to return for playoffs

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl could return to the Sharks’ lineup soon. Very soon. The 20-year-old forward is expected to be ready in time for the Sharks’ first playoff game next week against the Los Angeles Kings, according to a source, and pending medical approval. Hertl, who has been..." April 11

  • Sharks rookie Hertl cleared for game action

    CSN Bay Area "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...." April 11

  • Tomas Hertl expected to return for playoffs, possibly before

    CBSSports.com "You remember Tomas Hertl, don't you? The Sharks rookie was taking the NHL by storm and was well on his way to winning the Calder Trophy before undergoing surgery on his knee and missing the majority of the season. Well his season isn't done. In fact, it's likely about to get started again just..." April 10

  • Anaheim earned back-to-back Pacific Division championships after defeating San Jose

    Anaheim Calling "Final Score: Ducks 5, Sharks 2 Scratches: Luca Sbisa, Mark Fistric, Tim Jackman, Sami Vatanen, Rickard Rakell, Devante Smith-Pelly, and Frederik Andersen First Period Recap This one was hyped up to be a playoff-like game and it didn't disappoint. Cam Fowler made his return to the..." April 10

  • Predators stave off playoff elimination, beat Sharks 3-0

    Tennessean "The Predators continued to cause havoc in the Pacific Division on their West Coast trip. The Predators used a strong second period to beat down the San Jose Sharks 3-0 at the SAP Center on Saturday, staving off playoff elimination and keeping alive hope that the postseason isn’t just a pipe..." April 06

  • Raffi Torres might rejoin Sharks on Wednesday

    Pro Hockey Talk "Raffi Torres has missed almost the entire season with a knee injury, but it looks like the San Jose Sharks will get him back when it matters the most. The gritty and controversial forward participated in Friday’s optional practice and might return as early as Wednesday’s game against the..." April 05

  • San Jose Sharks edge Los Angeles Kings in possible playoff matchup

    San Jose Mercury News "Should the Sharks meet the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the playoffs, San Jose probably won't complain if Thursday night's game turns out to be a preview of what to expect. Not after a 2-1 victory over the Kings in a tightly played, hard-hitting contest that closely resembled the..." April 04

  • McLellan says Sharks rookie Hertl progressing

    CSN Bay Area "There was a positive development on Wednesday in regards to injured Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl's long rehab from a serious knee injury. Hertl appeared on the practice ice for the first time without a brightly colored orange sweater, reserved for those players that are to avoid physical contact...." April 03

  • Hertl making progress, says Sharks' coach McLellan

    CSN Bay Area "There was a positive development on Wednesday in regards to injured Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl's long rehab from a serious knee injury. Hertl appeared on the practice ice for the first time without a brightly colored orange sweater, reserved for those players that are to avoid physical contact...." April 02

  • Sharks top Oilers in come from behind win

    CSN Bay Area "It wasn’t pretty by any means, but the Sharks managed to get a vital two points to stay in the race for the Pacific Division title with a 5-4 win over Edmonton on Tuesday night at SAP Center. The Oilers erased a 3-1 deficit to take a 4-3 third period lead. Jordan Eberle’s pass was knocked away..." April 02

  • Colorado Avs clinch playoff berth, but Matt Duchene hurts knee against Sharks

    Denver Post "Patrick Roy's somber postgame mood Saturday afternoon wasn't meant to downplay what the Avalanche had just accomplished. With Semyon Varlamov making 47 saves in a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks, the Avalanche clinched a playoff berth, reached a startling 100 points and took over second place..." March 30

  • Shot-blocking dangerous business for Couture, Sharks

    CSN Bay Area "One of the reasons Logan Couture is perhaps the Sharks’ most indispensable player is his proficiency on the penalty kill. He regularly takes shifts while the team is shorthanded, and is a big reason that group ranks fifth in the NHL. A big part of penalty killing, though, is blocking shots...." March 28

  • Sharks say Adam Burish likely out for rest of regular season

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks forward Adam Burish will likely miss the rest of the regular season with a left hand injury but could be back for the playoffs, Sharks coach Todd McLellan said Thursday. Burish had his surgery Wednesday to insert two pins in two fingers in his left hand. He tweeted out before and after..." March 28

  • Hockey shot-protection gear struggles to secure acceptance among NHL players

    Edmonton Journal "Matt Hendricks pointed to the interior of his right foot, where he had once been struck by a puck that left him with a broken bone, and declared: “two screws.” There have been other cracks caused by unyielding pucks, continued the Edmonton Oilers gritty winger during a discussion about exterior..." March 28

  • Jets take bite out of Sharks

    Winnipeg Sun "The Winnipeg Jets talked about it in the days leading up to their clash against the San Jose Sharks: Stay out of the penalty box. They didn’t, but it didn’t matter. It was the Sharks who should’ve paid attention to that part of the game. San Jose scored twice on the power play and went into..." March 28

  • Sharks' Adam Burish has procedure on injured hand

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks forward Adam Burish underwent a medical procedure Wednesday after injuring his hand blocking a shot in Tuesday night's 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Details were not immediately available, nor how long Burish is expected to be sidelined. Sharks coach Todd McLellan did say after..." March 26

  • Sharks bounce back with 5-2 win over Oilers

    CSN Bay Area "It took the entire first period for the Sharks, playing in the second of a back-to-back, to get their legs moving against a dreadful Edmonton Oilers team. Fortunately for them, the power play was running on all cylinders, a rarity for the club since the calendar flipped to 2014. Joe Pavelski..." March 26

  • Burish leaves game with gruesome injury

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks forward Adam Burish suffered an apparent left hand injury when he blocked a shot in during a game in Edmonton on Tuesday. It happened with 5:58 to go in the second period, when defenseman Jeff Petry’s blast from high in the zone struck the forward. Burish was in obvious pain, and skated..." March 26

  • Calgary Flames beat San Jose Sharks in a shootout

    Calgary Sun "Wait, these are the same guys that couldn’t buy a win — couldn’t buy a goal, even — on home ice earlier this season?!? Coulda fooled us. That record-setting seven-game losing streak at the Saddledome feels like ancient history now, as the Calgary Flames officially climbed to the .500 mark in..." March 25

  • Washington Capitals win in San Jose for the first time since 1993

    Washington Post "It required two goals that deflected off Sharks and into their own net, and a shootout, but the Washington Capitals finally ended a 20-plus-year drought between wins in San Jose. Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in the shootout to give Washington a 3-2 victory over the vaunted..." March 23

  • Sharks back on top after win over Ducks

    CSN Bay Area "Brent Burns set up the game-tying goal, scored the winning goal, and threw in a thunderous hit of Anaheim’s Corey Perry in between for good measure in the Sharks’ 3-2 win over Anaheim on Thursday night at SAP Center. San Jose jumped ahead of the Ducks for first place in the Pacific Division,..." March 21

  • Sharks' Torres out indefinitely; Hertl still not close

    CSN Bay Area "Once again, Sharks forward Raffi Torres doesn’t want to put a timeframe on a potential return date to the lineup. Torres is likely to miss his sixth straight game on Thursday, when the Sharks host Anaheim in a showdown for first place in the Pacific Division. The forward played in five of the..." March 20

  • Luongo makes 52 saves and Pirri stars in 3-2 win over Sharks

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Apparently, the kids are all right wasn't just a Golden Globe award winning movie. The Panthers kiddie corps, led by a breakthrough performance by a rookie center Brandon Pirri, knocked off the star-studded San Jose Sharks 3-2 Tuesday night at the SAP Center, where they've been nearly..." March 19

  • Niemi finding his game at the right time for Sharks

    CSN Bay Area "It’s not often the Sharks need their goaltender to bail them out. A deep offensive attack combined with responsible play in their own zone is why they are once again challenging for the President’s Trophy for most points in the league. On Sunday, though, they needed Antti Niemi to stand tall,..." March 17

  • Sharks show depth, character in win over Isles

    CSN Bay Area "Yes, the New York Islanders are buried in last place in the Metropolitan Division. And, yes, a case can be made that after their selloff at the trade deadline and with star center John Tavares out for the rest of the season, they are the worst team in the league on paper. Still, the Sharks had..." March 15

  • San Jose down Columbus in shootout, 4-3

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks own a share of the Pacific Division lead for the first time in 97 days after a 4-3 shootout victory Thursday night over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Just don't expect coach Todd McLellan and his players to get too excited about overcoming the 13-point gap that separated San Jose and..." March 14

  • Sharks stay hot, rout Maple Leafs

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks aren't showing any respect for their Original Six elders from the Great White North these days. San Jose skated away with a 6-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night in a wild game that featured two goals by Joe Pavelski and a Gordie Howe hat trick -- a goal, an..." March 12

  • Sharks shut out Canadiens

    San Jose Mercury News "Going into the stretch drive and beyond, the Sharks need Antti Niemi to show more of the steady play that made him a finalist for the Vezina Trophy last year. Maybe they just need more games against the Montreal Canadiens. For the second time this season, Niemi shut out Montreal, and this..." March 09

  • Sharks rally to beat Penguins 5-3

    San Jose Mercury News "There was a beautiful, highlight-reel goal by Patrick Marleau and a lucky one by Joe Thornton late in the third period that held up as the game-winner. But if you want to know how the Sharks managed to pull out a wild 5-3 come-from-behind victory Thursday night over the Pittsburgh Penguins,..." March 07

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    PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NHL Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to Deadline Day. It's already been busy and I expect nothing less on Wednesday. March 06

  • Hurricanes 3, Sharks 2 - OT

    Canes Country "Elias Lindholm scored a goal and set up the game-winning goal as the Carolina Hurricanes won the final game of their road trip, 3-2 over the San Jose Sharks in overtime late Tuesday night. This was definitely the best overall effort since the Olympic break for the Canes. The Sharks have one of..." March 05

  • Nieto, line changes spur Sharks to win over Devils

    CSN Bay Area "Ever since Tomas Hertl went down with a serious right knee injury in December, it’s been a challenge for the Sharks to replace the impressive rookie who managed to score 15 goals in his first 35 NHL games. With the NHL’s trade deadline of March 5 fast approaching, there’s a distinct possibility..." March 03

  • Buffalo stuns San Jose 4-2 in emotional farewell game

    Die By The Blade "There was a circus atmosphere before and during tonight's game. The type of game that should be (and was, for many fans) impossible to concentrate on thanks to the news that broke out about a half hour before puck drop - Ryan Miller and Steve Ott had been traded to the St. Louis Blues. "It was..." March 01

  • Olympic insurance will kick in after 10 NHL games missed

    New York Post "Turns out the NHL wasn’t allowing its players to participate in the Olympics without at least the smallest bit of protection. According to multiple sources, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) had taken out insurance for the possibility..." February 28

  • Sharks return from break with 7-3 win over Flyers

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks scored six unanswered goals, including five in the second period, and pummeled the Flyers on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center, 7-3. It was San Jose’s first game after the NHL's Olympic break. Joe Pavelski secured his second career hat trick, and Raffi Torres and Logan Couture..." February 28

  • Raffi Torres finally back in Sharks lineup

    San Jose Mercury News "Raffi Torres is back, baggage in hand. The hard-hitting Sharks forward with the reputation for playing on the edge -- and sometimes over it -- is expected to be in the lineup for the first time this season Thursday night when San Jose begins its post-Olympic stretch run against the Philadelphia..." February 26

  • Sharks place Kearns on waivers

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks forward Bracken Kearns has been placed on waivers. Kearns, 32, has three goals and one assist for four points and six penalty minutes in 22 games with the Sharks this season. The forward will likely be reassigned to Worcester if he clears. Raffi Torres (right knee surgery) and Logan..." February 26

  • San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres ready to return

    San Jose Mercury News "Raffi Torres likely is one week away from playing his first game of the season, but the Sharks forward is already looking back on his five-month rehab period as "a little speed bump in the road" after undergoing knee surgery. "I didn't think I'd be able to get back this fast because my last..." February 22

  • Seattle group to visit Vancouver as push for NHL expansion continues

    Seattle Times "A group of Seattle sports, business and political leaders will make a cross-border pilgrimage next week to learn more about the National Hockey League. The overnight trip to Vancouver, to attend a reception at B.C. Place with sports and tourism officials from that city and then watch a Canucks..." February 20

  • Marc-Edouard Vlasic 'way better' than people know

    CBC Sports "A day after Drew Doughty continued to be the main source of offence for the Canadian men’s hockey team at the Olympics, his defence partner Marc-Edouard Vlasic also received acclaim. “I just told somebody this morning that Vlasic is way better than everybody knows,” Canadian head coach Mike..." February 17

  • Russia survives scare, beats Slovakia in shootout

    Pro Hockey Talk "It took a while, but Russia finally solved the riddle that was Jan Laco. The Russians beat Slovakia 1-0 in a shootout on Sunday at the Bolshoy Ice Dome, thanks to successful attempts from Alexander Radulov and Ilya Kovalchuk. With the win, Russia clinched second place in Group A and will now..." February 16

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