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Sharks win Game 6, book ticket to first Stanley Cup final in team history

All it took was a quarter century of blood, sweat and playoff anguish. Finally, the San Jose Sharks will play in a Stanley Cup final. They came home to the SAP Center for Game 6 of their Western Conference final Wednesday night against the St. Louis Blues. Whereas previous incarnations of the Sharks may have crumbled under the pressure, the 2015-16 version showed killer instinct...
Via The Hockey News
24 minutes ago

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...
Via Associated Press
36 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Tweet of the Moment 5/25/16

#StanleyCup Final bound! #SJSharks pic.twitter.com/N38qD2UCpo — San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) May 26, 2016 Holy crap! It had to be the Blues or Sharks, and I still don’t believe it!
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
42 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Watch Martin Jones’ massive pad save on Jori Lehtera one timer in Game 6

Let’s be honest: we could rhyme off several Conn Smythe Trophy candidates from the San Jose Sharks before we get to goaltender Martin Jones. It’s nothing against Jones. It’s just that he hasn’t been too busy. Entering Game 6 of the Western Conference final against the St. Louis Blues, Jones had faced 26 or fewer shots in every game, though he was pulled in one of those. The...
Via The Hockey News
1 hour ago

The San Jose Sharks Creating First World Problems

Her first words Wednesday morning, May 25, were “If I book this flight …” The words came before our alarm clock went off. Before her eyes even opened. Such is the life of a Sharks fan with a business conflict. The challenges at home started in earnest with the Sharks Game 5 win over St. Louis, when it became probable the Sharks would make it to the Stanley Cup Final. She wants...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 hours ago

The San Jose Sharks, This Team

About a year ago, I wrote an article where I discussed ‘this team’. In context, it was about the commitment Sharks management made to the 2014-15 version of the San Jose Sharks. It was not much of a commitment and the results were not pretty. For 2015-16, management made a different commitment, and the results have been different for this team. Brent Burns. Photo: Zeke/THW ...
Via The Hockey Writers
13 hours ago

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...
Via Associated Press
1 day 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...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Current Sharks on Historic Pace

For oh so long, the Stanley Cup playoffs motto was “History Will Be Made,” with the inspiring music and memorable playoff moments playing in the background of the advertisement on your television set. While it might not be the kind of history every team dreams of when they think of history being made in the NHL postseason, the San Jose Sharks made franchise history Monday night...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

BLUES ON THE BRINK, SHARKS A WIN AWAY

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports The St. Louis Blues are facing elimination for the third time in these playoffs while the San Jose Sharks have ventured into uncharted waters, just one win away from advancing to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history. Marc-Edouard Vlasic got the Sharks on the board less than 4 minutes in, floating a wrister from the blue line...
Via The Hockey Guys
1 day 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...
Via Associated Press
2 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...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Hitchcock on Tarasenko: 'He’s learning hard lessons'

Ken Hitchcock will not stop speaking. The St. Louis Blues coach has been more than open to the media during the NHL playoffs. He’s been public about his relationship with Vladimir Tarasenko, who clearly hasn’t been enthralled with his coach’s deployment. Hitchcock said he loves the beef, but in reality, it’s not the healthiest thing to have your best player actively be...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Joe Thornton sprays water and dances with little kids while on the bench

When you don’t have a lot to lose, the ability to keep it loose is a big asset to your team. Joe Thornton has been through it all and has been criticized for his shortcomings for quite some time. But while the Sharks were enjoying a dominant effort in Game 2, Thornton kept things light by spraying water on some fans and dancing with the kids by the glass. As the series continues...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 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...
Via isportsweb.com
7 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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Puck gets lost in Sharks center Joe Thornton's pants

Game 1 of the Sharks-Blues series came to a halt in the first minute of the game when the puck disappeared into Joe Thornton's equipment.Brent Burns' shot deflected straight up off Thornton and flew up his pants, getting lodged in his gear.Thornton was unable to shake it loose himself and had to get a trainer's help on the bench.
Via Fox Sports
9 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...
Via Yardbarker
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Game 7 between the Sharks and Preds is must-see hockey

After a most-convincing and dominant full 60 minutes in Game 5, the San Jose Sharks looked like they were primed to end their series with the Nashville Predators after taking a 2-0 lead to open up Game 6. Then the Preds dug deep, turned the tables and forced a Game 7 with a 4-3 overtime victory.Clearly, Nashville isn’t going down without a fight. But the Sharks still have a chance...
Via Yardbarker
14 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The murkiness of the no-goal call on Sharks F Joe Pavelski

It has  grown into one of the most talked about calls of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs — well, if you were awake to witness it.The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks played an absolute thriller into triple-overtime and into the wee hours, which ended with a 4-3 win for Nashville. The game could have ended a lot sooner, with a much different result.There were a few questionable...
Via Yardbarker
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Stay Out Of San Jose

Throughout this year's NHL playoffs, there has been a lot of focus on top teams such as the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Dallas Stars. These three teams ended the season as the best teams in the league, so it's no surprise as to why they receive more attention. Despite their success, however, these teams might not even be the best in the playoffs right now. The team...
Via The Sports Quotient
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Ellis slams Tomas Hertl’s head into the glass

The best way to appreciate the speed and intensity of the NHL is to watch it live from the first couple rows. The broadcast on TV usually fails to capture just how strong and fast the players are out on the ice, but that rule was broken when the broadcast picked up a big hit by Ryan Ellis on Tomas Hertl. That video may be the best way for fans to see just how powerful some of...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Do The San Jose Sharks Have What It Takes to Win the Stanley Cup?

The San Jose Sharks have been known for their lack of success in the postseason but 2016 looks very different. After missing the NHL playoffs last year the Sharks have not only moved on to the next round but took out a heavy favorite in the Los Angeles Kings in only five games. The Sharks were consistently dominant and were able to grind out important goals despite several hurdles...
Via The Sports Quotient
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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