Sharks Rumors & News

  • Panthers Nick Bjugstad finishes what he starts in 3-2 shootout victory over Sharks

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "pparently the Panthers know the way to San Jose and they know how to beat the Sharks when they get there. No matter how long it takes. Red-hot center Nick Bjugstad finished what he started with two goals, including one just 24 seconds in, and then the game-winning shootout tally to lift the..." November 21

  • Stars trade Brenden Dillon for San Jose’s Jason Demers as defensive moves continue

    Dallas Morning News "The Stars continued to shake up their defense Friday, sending Brenden Dillon to San Jose for Jason Demers and a third round draft pick in 2016. Dallas already traded Sergei Gonchar to Montreal last week and lost Kevin Connauton to Columbus on waivers this week, so this makes the third..." November 21

  • Sharks still seeking an identity

    San Jose Mercury News "One-fourth of the way through the season, no one seems to know what kind of team the Sharks have. Not even the coach. "I think we're figuring out what we are," Todd McLellan said this week, "and I don't know if we like it at this point." The Sharks began the season with questions about..." November 20

  • Sharks a bit mystified by losing streak to Sabres

    Buffalo News "Sometimes, a team just has your number. That’s about the only explanation the San Jose Sharks have for their inept record against the Buffalo Sabres. With their 3-1 loss at First Niagara Center Tuesday, the Sharks have dropped their last eight meetings to the Sabres. The Sharks haven’t..." November 19

  • Sharks ride rookie goalie to win over Hurricanes

    San Jose Mercury News "The most composed player on the ice Sunday night for the Sharks was a goaltender making his NHL debut. Troy Grosenick made his first start a historic one, making 45 saves to lead the Sharks to a 2-0 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. It is the most saves by a Sharks goalie in..." November 17

  • Blue Jackets 2, Sharks 1: Bobrovsky notches 100th NHL win

    Columbus Dispatch "Rookie Alexander Wennberg said he walked stall to stall around the Blue Jackets’ dressing room last night after a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks. “I shook every hand,” Wennberg said. “I said ‘thank you’ to everybody I could see. They were great.” With five minutes remaining and the..." November 16

  • Sharks beat Lightning 2-1

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks may have completely turned around what's left of this trip with two remarkable penalty kills midway through the third period of Thursday's 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. With the Sharks holding a one-goal lead, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Tommy Wingels both took tripping penalties..." November 14

  • Sharks goalie Alex Stalock has minor knee surgery

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks goalie Alex Stalock had minor surgery performed on his left knee Thursday in the Bay Area. Stalock was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, one day after he was abruptly pulled from a scheduled start against the Florida Panthers. Troy Grosenick was recalled from Worcester on Wednesday to..." November 14

  • Sharks place Stalock on IR, recall Grosenick

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks goalie Alex Stalock has been placed on injured reserve, the team announced on Wednesday. Stalock was scheduled to start the Sharks-Panthers game on Tuesday, but was a late scratch. Coach Todd McLellan didn’t offer any specifics after the game. In his last appearance in Dallas on..." November 13

  • Inspired Panthers sink Sharks 4-1 to snap three-game skid

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Panthers coach Gerard Gallant has pleaded with his players to go to the net and camp out in the "blue paint,'' or crease area where goals generally occur. Gallant's pregame strategy that also included three line overhauls paid off. But he also received a couple of highlight-reel type goals as..." November 12

  • Blackhawks get back on track, knock off Sharks

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks’ once sizeable lead was whittled to one early in the second period, and a bit of apprehensiveness settled into the United Center. But before the San Jose Sharks could get that equalizer, the Blackhawks regrouped and put the game out of reach. Trevor van Riemsdyk got his first..." November 10

  • Sharks storm back to shock fragile Stars

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks picked a good time to exorcise their third period demons. After giving up several third period leads this year, and generally not playing very well late in games, San Jose exploded for four goals in the final frame against the Stars on Saturday night, turning a 3-1 deficit into a..." November 09

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Dallas F Antoine Roussel will have a hearing tomorrow for a sucker-punch to San Jose D Justin Braun.

  • Sharks unhappy with Roussel's late antics

    CSN Bay Area "Antoine Roussel’s running over of goalie Alex Stalock and subsequent sucker punch to the face of Justin Braun late in the Sharks’ 5-3 win over Dallas didn’t sit well with Todd McLellan after the game. “What disappoints me is when a guy (Braun) is vulnerable and being held and he gets punched...." November 09

  • Canucks jump the Sharks

    Vancouver Sun "Anyone can play when they feel great. The measure of an athlete’s heart and ability is how he performs when he doesn’t feel well and nothing comes easily. When you win on nights you shouldn’t, then you have something. The Vancouver Canucks have something. They should have been dead in the..." November 07

  • Couture, Sharks edge out Isles 3-1

    CSN Bay Area "Logan Couture’s brilliant tip of a Justin Braun shot proved to be the game-winner in a 3-1 Sharks victory over New York on Saturday night at SAP Center. Couture broke a 1-1 tie at 11:50 of the third period, putting his stick in a perfect position about five feet from the crease to redirect the..." November 02

  • San Jose Sharks look to get young Hertl going

    San Jose Mercury News "Forward Tomas Hertl will be playing in his 50th NHL regular season game Saturday when the Sharks host the New York Islanders to open a two-game homestand. He's also the third-youngest player on the Sharks roster, behind only rookies Chris Tierney and Mirco Mueller, and he won't turn 21 until..." November 01

  • Wild rallies, wins in a shootout over San Jose

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It was a weird hockey game to say the least. In the third period Thursday night, the Wild was outshooting the San Jose Sharks by double yet somehow losing by two goals. Then, with fans restless, the Wild climbed back thanks to the playmaking of goal-scorer Thomas Vanek and the goal scoring of …..." October 31

  • Niemi holds strong, Sharks prevail in SO

    CSN Bay Area "Brent Burns and Logan Couture scored and the Sharks needed a shootout to defeat Colorado on Tuesday at Pepsi Center, 3-2. Colorado took its first lead, 2-1, at 3:04 of the third period, despite getting badly outplayed up to that point. Gabriel Landeskog was given room to operate in the..." October 29

  • Sharks' Scott doesn't agree with two-game ban

    CSN Bay Area "Suspended Sharks forward John Scott said on Tuesday morning that he accepts his two-game ban, although he doesn’t agree with it. To him, going after Ducks tough guy Tim Jackman was the same as Jackman initiating a fight with Scott a little more than two minutes into the game on Sunday night in..." October 29

  • Sharks John Scott gets two game ban for altercation after legal line change

    Yahoo! Sports "So much for that suspension free start, eh? Just hours after the proclamation above from Nostradamus Wyshynski, the San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks took to the ice in a game that saw a total of 165 total penalty minutes being handed out between the two teams. A majority of PIMs were given..." October 28

  • Sharks' John Scott could face suspension for leaving bench to fight

    CBSSports.com "In Sunday night's hockey game-turned-melee between the San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks, there was a fair amount of carnage. The tensions were high throughout the game, but they reached a boiling point in the third period. Things really exploded in the last five minutes of the game. During the..." October 27

  • Sabres beat Sharks for first regulation win

    Buffalo News "The Sabres finally picked up a meaningful souvenir on their trip through California – a victory. Buffalo ended a four-game losing streak this afternoon by dispatching struggling San Jose, 2-1. It was the Sabres’ first regulation victory of the year and improved their record to 2-7. The Sharks..." October 26

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    Look for Mirco Mueller to get back in today for Jason Demers, who (I’m pretty sure, but not certain) didn’t skate yesterday #SJSharks

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    Stalock starting tomorrow vs. Buffalo #SJSharks

  • Blue Jackets stun Sharks

    Columbus Dispatch "An identity forged one season does not automatically transfer to the next. Names change and time passes in the off-season, forcing the atmosphere – so delicate and immeasurable – to be created anew. But after last night’s improbable 5-4 win over the San Jose Sharks in SAP Center, Blue Jackets..." October 24

  • Bruins rally to beat Sharks, 5-3

    CSN New England "The Bruins wanted to pull out their Tuesday best with the high-powered San Jose Sharks coming to town, and that’s exactly what they did. It wasn’t perfect for the Black and Gold, but they played arguably their best game of the season hanging with the Sharks all game prior to pulling it out with..." October 22

  • Sharks recall James Sheppard from Worcester conditioning stint

    Fear The Fin "According to the AHL's transactions page, the Sharks have recalled forward James Sheppard from Worcester where they sent him on a conditioning stint last Friday following offseason surgery. Sheppard collected an assist in two weekend AHL games and could make his 2014-15 NHL season debut as early..." October 21

  • Thornton’s 1,200th point helps Sharks past Devils

    Pro Hockey Talk "Joe Thornton‘s third period, empty net, goal was his 1,200th career NHL point – it was the insurance marker as the San Jose Sharks doubled up the New Jersey Devils 4-2 Saturday night. Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau had the other Sharks goals while Adam Henrique and Mike..." October 19

  • Sharks capitalize early, hold off Devils

    CSN Bay Area "Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski had three points apiece and the Sharks held on to spoil the Devils’ home opener with a 4-2 win at Prudential Center on Saturday night. San Jose has still not lost a game in regulation, improving to 4-0-1. The first two Sharks goals came on the power..." October 19

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    Hayes in, Niemi starts, Demers and Scott out tonight for #SJSharks

  • Sharks blow lead, beat Capitals 6-5 in SO

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks jumped out to an early lead and surrendered a pair of three-goal cushions, but found a way to get past the Washington Capitals in a shootout on Tuesday at Verizon Center, 6-5. San Jose improved to 3-0 on the season in what was the first of a five-game East Coast road trip. Leading..." October 15

  • Sharks' Hannan reaches milestone of 1,000 games played

    CSN Bay Area "Scott Hannan had to adapt to make it to the impressive milestone of 1000 NHL games, which he reached on Tuesday night against the Capitals. The 35-year-old entered the NHL in 1998, smack in the middle of an era when clutching and grabbing the opponent was a necessity in defending. The league..." October 15

  • Sharks' Thornton hit by puck, visits dentist

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks center Joe Thornton skipped the team's morning skate because he was in need of dental work. Thornton was hit by a puck during warmups before Tuesday night's 6-5 shootout victory over the Washington Capitals. He played 22 minutes, 25 seconds and picked up two assists, but required a trip..." October 15

  • Sharks win ugly, make history in 3-0 shutout over Jets

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks jumped out to an early lead and recorded their second straight shutout to start the season, blanking the Jets at SAP Center on Saturday night, 3-0. San Jose improved to 2-0, winning its home opener after starting with a victory in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Alex Stalock made 30 saves..." October 12

  • Sharks' Couture disappointed he's not an alternate captain

    CSN Bay Area "When the Sharks revealed the four players that would be rotating alternate captains for the upcoming season, there was some surprise not just for who was on the list, but who was left off of it. Logan Couture, painted by management all summer long as one of the new young core players that was..." October 11

  • Sharks spoil champion Kings' home opener

    USA Today "The Los Angeles Kings defeated the San Jose Sharks in historic fashion last April, but the Sharks stole the spotlight in the season opener Wednesday night as they blanked the Kings 4-0. The Kings' Stanley Cup banner-raising ceremony proved to be the true highlight of the evening for L.A. and..." October 09

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

  • Sharks give former captain Thornton an 'A'

    NHL.com "San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton had the captaincy taken away from him during the offseason after wearing the "C" on a full-time basis for four seasons, but he'll still wear a letter on his sweater in 2014-15. The Sharks on Wednesday named four alternate captains -- Thornton, Joe Pavelski,..." October 09

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

  • Goalie nods: Niemi opens for San Jose

    Pro Hockey Talk "All the latest from the blue paint… For now, it’s Niemi For opening night, anyway, Antti Niemi is the starting goalie in San Jose. Niemi was the first goalie off at today’s morning skate — the Sharks kick off their campaign in Los Angeles this evening — meaning he’ll be in net to start..." October 08

  • Sharks haven't decided on starter in goal: report

    NHL.com "The San Jose Sharks have not announced who their starting goalie will be in the season opener at the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. Coach Todd McLellan had not revealed if it would be last season's No. 1 Antti Niemi or Alex Stalock, the San Jose Mercury News reported Tuesday. "They both..." October 08

  • Complete Preview for the San Jose Sharks' 2014-15 Season

    Bleacher Report "The gap between the impressive rhetoric in San Jose and the team’s near total inaction over the summer is staggering. “We now become a tomorrow team,” general manager Doug Wilson told NHL.com in mid-June. He spoke of the team’s “reset/refresh” period as having ended, and a full-fledged rebuild..." October 02

  • Sharks' Vlasic ready for more responsibility

    CSN Bay Area "From a purely reputation standpoint, it was a breakthrough season last year for defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic. The Sharks blueliner, already known in San Jose as one of the most underrated players in the NHL headed into 2013-14, Vlasic was named to the Canadian Olympic team and played in every..." September 26

  • Important year for Sharks' Niemi in net

    CSN Bay Area "It’s a significant season for Antti Niemi, coming off of a down year and entering the final year of his contract, even if he doesn’t want to think about it in those terms. “You ask the question any day, you’re going to say it’s an important year,” Niemi said. “I don’t think you can ever feel..." September 26

  • Sharks' starting goalie job up for grabs

    Oakland Tribune "Antti Niemi and Alex Stalock talk as if very little has changed in their world, though it has. The Sharks, after all, pitted the two against each other in a battle for the starting goalie job as part of the fallout from last spring's playoff demise. But the competition here is anything but..." September 23

  • Sharks' John Scott here to 'patrol the ice'

    CSN Bay Area "John Scott is just like any other player skating with a new team – he wants to make a good first impression on his coaches and teammates. On the third day of training camp, that’s what he did in an intra-squad scrimmage. Scott took exception to Taylor Doherty’s thundering hit on linemate Eriah..." September 22

  • Sharks' McGinn may be frontrunner to fill void left by Torres

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks have a pretty big hole to fill in their forward group, now that Raffi Torres is confirmed to be out for months. One of the more compelling storylines in training camp is who will step to take advantage of the unexpected opportunity, much like Matt Nieto did last season when Torres..." September 21

  • Justin Braun signs five-year, $19 million extension with Sharks

    CBSSports.com "The San Jose Sharks brought some long-term stability to their blue line by signing veteran defensive defenseman Justin Braun to a five-year extension. The 27-year-old blue liner is now under contract with the club through the 2019-20 season. He would have been an unrestricted free agent after the..." September 17

  • Mirco Mueller has added roughly 30 pounds in a year

    Pro Hockey Talk "If nothing else, Mirco Mueller looks like an NHL player at this point. The 6-foot-3 defenseman was listed at 175 pounds when he reported for training camp in 2013, but he’s up to 205 now, per CSN Bay Area. That’s including 10-to-12 pounds added since the end of the 2013-14 campaign, but the..." September 13