Sharks Rumors & News

  • Late Bonino goal gives Penguins Game 1 of finals

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The San Jose Sharks heard for days about the Pittsburgh Penguins' faster-than-fast speed. Now that they have seen it, they know they must do something about it -- and in a hurry. Nick Bonino scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:33 remaining in the third period, and the..." May 31

  • NHL players in the Olympics may hinge on who picks up cost

    Puck Drunk Love "Will the NHL participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea? A formal decision hasn’t been made, but Gary Bettman made a few comments prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final which hints that the league won’t be participating unless someone else picks up the..." May 31

  • Sharks' Zubrus hopes third time's the charm "As the only member of the San Jose Sharks who has played in a Stanley Cup Final, forward Dainius Zubrus had some simple advice for his teammates while they prepare to play the Pittsburgh Penguins. "Just enjoy the moment and make the best of it," forward Tommy Wingels said after practice..." May 29

  • Why Penguins-Sharks goalie matchup is unique

    CBS Sports "When it comes to the playoffs experience is always something that will be a major talking point, and it doesn't matter what sport it is. Who has it, who doesn't, why it matters, why it could hurt the team that doesn't have it. It's one of those things that is often looked at as an important..." May 29

  • Sharks' Vlasic donates to charity in honor of Blues' great season

    The Score "Marc-Edouard Vlasic is keeping it classy. After helping defeat the St. Louis Blues in the Western Conference Finals, the San Jose Sharks defenseman made a donation to Athletes for Animals, a charity kick started by David Backes and his wife Kelly." May 28

  • Thornton, Marleau kicking off Cup quest in city where NHL careers began

    San Jose Mercury News "The trip to Pittsburgh for the Stanley Cup final takes Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau full circle to the 1997 draft, which was held at Pittsburgh's old Civic Arena. Thornton was the No. 1 overall pick, taken by the Boston Bruins. Marleau went No. 2 overall to the Sharks. The top two picks..." May 28

  • Experts split on Penguins, Sharks

    CBS Sports "The 2016 Stanley Cup Final match up has all the makings for an instant classic. The Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks have been the two best teams throughout the playoffs and each boast a cast of players that can put on a show. Both teams also come into the final with a lot to prove. The..." May 28

  • Sharks' Matt Nieto optimistic he'll return during Stanley Cup final

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks forward Matt Nieto took part in his first full practice Friday since being injured earlier this month and is optimistic he'll be available to play at some point during the Stanley Cup final against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Nieto took part in the roughly 30-minute practice and was able to..." May 28

  • Joe Thornton should watch hockey, not play with kids, says Mike Milbury

    Sporting News "Joe Thornton has waited a long time to get to the Stanley Cup Final; 19 seasons, to be exact. So maybe he's earned the right to prepare for it as he darn well pleases. When asked after the Sharks secured their trip to the Final with a 5-2 win against the Blues on Wednesday, Thornton had this..." May 27

  • Sharks top Blues, advance to first Stanley Cup Final

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks are going to finish their silver anniversary season chasing that big silver chalice. The Stanley Cup Final is coming to San Jose. "It's pretty neat to get this done at home," Sharks forward Joe Thornton said. "Fans have waited pretty long -- 25..." May 26

  • Red Wings Trade 2017 Third Round Pick to Sharks for Dylan Sadowy

    Winging It In Motown "Some interesting news out of Twitter today, as the Red Wings have already started their summer of being more aggressive with trades: Sadowy was a Sharks' draft pick in 2014, going in the third round at #81 overall. It's not immediately clear whether the third round pick that goes to San Jose..." May 26

  • Joe Thornton on preferred Stanley Cup Final opponent: 'I'll play 'em both'

    The Score "Joe Thornton and his beard are going to the Stanley Cup Final. Say it out loud. And "Jumbo Joe" couldn't care less which team comes out of the Eastern Conference. "I'll play 'em both, if they want to dress 40 guys," Thornton said." May 26

  • Hockey’s Loonie Problem May Cost NHL $200 Million, Bettman Says

    Bloomberg "The National Hockey League may miss out on as much as $200 million this season because of the slide of the Canadian dollar, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that while he still believes the NHL will set a revenue record this..." May 25

  • Pavelski's timely goals carry Sharks within a win of finals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Joe Pavelski leads the NHL in goals this postseason, but just as important as that total is when the San Jose Sharks' captain has scored those goals. There was no greater example of that than in Game 5 of the Western Conference final Monday night against the St. Louis Blues...." May 23

  • Jones: 'We'll be ready for the next one'

    The Score "It's a best of three now. The St. Louis Blues tied up the Western Conference finals at 2-2 after a 6-3 win in Game 4 on Saturday, chasing San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones from the crease. Jones, though, is confident heading into Game 5, as he and his team have been exceptional after losses..." May 22

  • Allen's status uncertain for Game 5 of Sharks-Blues

    CSN Bay Area "Martin Jones took the loss on Saturday, getting pulled after allowing four goals on 19 shots. There’s virtually no doubt he’ll return to the starter’s net for Game 5. Jake Allen, starting for the first time this playoff year, got the Game 4 win with 31 saves. The team in front of him played its..." May 22

  • Brouwer, Brodziak help Blues even series

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Troy Brouwer has proven to be a good closer in the 2016 NHL playoffs. The St. Louis Blues needed a starter Saturday night, and their right wing did that expertly as well. Brouwer and center Kyle Brodziak scored two goals apiece, powering the Blues to a 6-3 victory..." May 21

  • Sharks' Jones sets franchise shutout mark

    The Score "It wasn't very exciting, but he'll take it. San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones steered away 20 St. Louis Blues shots Thursday to pick up his second consecutive shutout, becoming the first netminder in franchise history to achieve the feat." May 20

  • Top line, Jones propel Sharks to win over Blues

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks rode a familiar cast of heroes to victory in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday. The St. Louis Blues are sure getting tired of seeing this act. Tomas Hertl scored two goals, top-line mates Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski added two..." May 20

  • Joe Thornton: ‘I know I’m a great player’

    Sportsnet "Joe Thornton is one of the best players of his generation. He’s a great player. You know it. I know. And Joe Thornton knows it. One of the best possession players and slick passers in the NHL today, Thornton had another great game on Thursday night as the Sharks took a 2-1 series lead with a..." May 20

  • Mike Milbury makes controversial remarks advocating for hits that injure

    Larry Brown Sports "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..." May 18

  • Sharks shut out Blues, level West finals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Brent Burns did not need to study the San Jose Sharks' postseason history to know going down 0-2 in a series is not desirable. Burns and goalie Martin Jones made certain that did not happen Tuesday night as he scored a pair of power-play goals and Jones stopped all 26 St. Louis..." May 17

  • Blues’ Hitchcock says he’s not going to ‘whine for calls’ after Sharks’ DeBoer talks about refs

    The Hockey News "Combining the regular season and post-season, the St. Louis Blues have been shorthanded 318 times during the 2015-16 campaign, which is more than any other team in the league. And according to San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer, the Blues should have had at least a couple more calls against them..." May 17

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • Elliott makes 31 saves in Blues' Game 1 win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- When Brian Elliott was making saves at the University of Wisconsin a decade ago, Joe Pavelski was among those leading the cheers. The two were teammates when Elliott led the Badgers to the 2006 Frozen Four title, but now Pavelski knows he and his current teammates on the San..." May 16

  • DeBoer keeps reminding everyone that Blues take penalties

    The Score "Pete DeBoer is still beating the drum. For a second straight day, the San Jose Sharks coach reminded the media - and in turn the officiating crew - their Western Conference final opponent St. Louis Blues have a penchant for taking penalties. "St. Louis is one of the most penalized teams in..." May 16

  • Sharks' Couture sets franchise record with 11-point series

    The Score "If one thing remained relatively constant throughout their seven-game series against the San Jose Sharks, it's that the Nashville Predators simply could not stop Logan Couture. The 27-year-old was only held off the score sheet in Game 2, and he capped off an incredible second round with a goal..." May 13

  • Sharks advance after dominating Predators in Game 7

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks ran the Nashville Predators out of the building on Thursday night, and right out of the playoffs as well. With goals from five different skaters -- all the big names, no less -- San Jose capped a second-round playoff victory with a 5-0 Game 7 thumping..." May 13

  • Nieto misses Sharks practice, opening the door for Wingels

    CSN Bay Area "An injured Matt Nieto missed Sharks practice on Wednesday, leaving him questionable to play in Thursday’s decisive Game 7 against the Predators. Nieto left Game 6 on Monday after crashing hard into the goal post in the first period. In 11 games in the playoffs, Nieto has one goal and two..." May 11

  • Predators earn another OT win, force Game 7

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Play, rest, play. Over and over, times 13. Worked harder than any NHL playoff team with 13 games in 25 days, plus four flights to California, the Nashville Predators earned something very valuable with their third elimination-game victory of the postseason Monday night:..." May 10

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Sharks' Pavelski continues playoff scoring with stellar consistency

    The Score "The San Jose Sharks took back the series lead with a dominating 5-1 thrashing of the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Captain Joe Pavelski was once again the star, leading the way with another two-goal outburst. The 31-year-old veteran's latest heroics gave him a share of the postseason..." May 08

  • Sharks move into series lead with 5-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks recovered fast from Thursday's triple-overtime loss for a decisive 5-1 win on Saturday night at SAP Center. The question now is can the Nashville Predators recover from the Game 5 disaster in time to save their season on Monday back at home? "It..." May 08

  • Predators outlast Sharks to tie series

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- How did Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher maintain the energy to play 37 minutes and 33 seconds of playoff hockey through Thursday night and early Friday morning? "Bananas, electrolytes and grapes," Fisher said. Vitamin C and liquid refreshment, teamed with a..." May 06

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • Predators pull out victory over Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Some might have assumed the Nashville Predators would wear an extra layer of pressure under their gold uniforms with a 2-0 series deficit staring them in the face prior to Game 3 Tuesday night. According to captain Shea Weber, those people assumed incorrectly. "We..." May 04

  • Pavelski sparks Sharks, who take 2-0 series lead on Predators

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks didn't win any style points Sunday night, but they won a playoff game they probably deserved to lose. Joe Pavelski's first goal of the series and sixth of the playoffs sparked San Jose to a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators. Joe Thornton's empty-net..." May 02

  • Sharks open series with win over Predators

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Sharks' patience and resolve were rewarded at about the same time the Predators' road luck ran out. Held scoreless for 40 minutes, the hosts exploded for five goals in the third period as San Jose beat Nashville 5-2 to open a second-round playoff series at SAP Center..." April 30

  • Burns, Doughty, Karlsson named finalists for Norris Trophy "Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson can win the James Norris Memorial Trophy for a second straight season and third time in his NHL career. Karlsson, Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks and Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings were named finalists Friday. The winner will be announced at..." April 30

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22 "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Drew Doughty doesn't get 'buddy' relationship with Couture

    Yahoo! Sports "Maybe Los Angeles Kings star defenseman Drew Doughty and San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture aren’t so close after all. On Sunday at the Kings’ practice facility Doughty spoke with reporters for the first time since Couture ripped the Kings after the Sharks ousted LA in the first-round of..." April 25

  • Sharks exorcise demons, eliminate Kings

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Brent Burns said he rarely dwells on 2014. That was when the San Jose Sharks collapsed in the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Los Angeles Kings. "The only time I really think about it is when I'm asked a question (about it)," Burns said. "It's been a totally..." April 23

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • Sutter questions officiating with Kings facing elimination

    Los Angeles Times "The many personalities of Kings Coach Darryl Sutter generally surface at some point in a playoff series, and Thursday a new one popped up. It was "Send-A-Message Darryl." In addressing the larger issue of special teams play in the first-round series against the San Jose Sharks, Sutter argued..." April 22

  • Sharks push Kings to the edge -- again

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The power play found redemption, and the San Jose Sharks held off a furious late push by Los Angeles to push the Kings to the brink. For the second time in three seasons, the Sharks are within one win of moving on after a 3-2 victory Wednesday night at a sold-out SAP..." April 21

  • Pearson's OT goal gets Kings back in series

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Tanner Pearson wasn't going to get carried away with celebrating his first career Stanley Cup overtime goal. "Game over, and we won Game 3," Pearson said matter-of-factly after giving the Los Angeles Kings a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday. "That's what we..." April 19

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18