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  • Joe Pavelski, Tomas Hertl, Erik Karlsson could miss Game 6 for Sharks at Blues "The San Jose Sharks could be without defenseman Erik Karlsson and forwards Joe Pavelski and Tomas Hertl when they try to avoid elimination from the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final at Enterprise Center on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC,..." May 20

  • Erik Karlsson’s health will dictate Sharks’ chances

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you are a San Jose Sharks fan the current situation might seem a little bleak. Your team was just dominated on home ice on Sunday afternoon and is heading on the road, facing elimination in the Western Conference Final, and needing to win the next two games to continue its Stanley..." May 20

  • Sharks face possible end of an era with potential elimination looming

    Sportsnet "When he was asked last week about being one of the most prolific playoff goal-scorers of his generation, just behind Alex Ovechkin and ahead of Sidney Crosby over the last 10 years, Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks had an immediate and simple answer. “Those guys have won and..." May 20

  • Decades of Blues frustration coming to an end as Sharks’ seem to deepen

    Sportsnet "By the end of Sunday’s game, which felt a lot like the end of their season, the San Jose Sharks’ bench was depleted. So were their spirits. The St. Louis Blues, who joined the National Hockey League in 1967 but have never won a championship, clubbed the Sharks 5-0 to take..." May 20

  • Erik Karlsson, Joe Pavelski injured for Sharks in Game 5 against Blues "Erik Karlsson and Joe Pavelski were injured for the San Jose Sharks during a 5-0 loss against the St. Louis Blues in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final at SAP Center on Sunday. The 28-year-old defenseman was minus-1 in 10:32 over the first two periods but left with the Sharks..." May 19

  • Erik Karlsson in lineup for Game 5

    The Score "San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson is in the lineup for Game 5 of the Western Conference Final against the St. Louis Blues, head coach Peter DeBoer confirmed prior to the contest. Karlsson played just over six minutes in the third period of the Sharks' loss in Game 4 on..." May 19

  • Sharks will be 'ready to go' against Blues in Game 5 "The San Jose Sharks aren't concerned about the early start time against the St. Louis Blues for Game 5 of the Western Conference Final at SAP Center on Sunday (3 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). The best-of-7 series is tied 2-2. "We've started at every possible..." May 18

  • Groin concerns surround Sharks’ Erik Karlsson ahead of Game 5 vs. Blues

    Sportsnet "The San Jose Sharks dropped a tightly-contested Game 4 to the St. Louis Blues and a point of concern for the team heading into Game 5 will be the status of Erik Karlsson. The star blueliner missed half of January, half of February, and all of March with a lingering groin injury and..." May 18

  • Erik Karlsson labors his way to just over 6 minutes in 3rd period of Game 4

    The Score "San Jose Sharks star defenseman Erik Karlsson missed 29 games this season with a groin injury, and it doesn't require Sherlock Holmes' work to detect that he's been battling a lower-body ailment throughout the postseason. However, Karlsson's injury appeared to take a..." May 18

  • Bruins will play Sharks or Blues in Stanley Cup Final "The Boston Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup Final and will play the San Jose Sharks or St. Louis Blues. Boston defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 in Game 4 on Thursday to sweep the Eastern Conference Final and advance to the Cup Final for the first time since 2013, when it lost to..." May 17

  • Martin Jones' turnaround key in helping Sharks close in on trip to Cup Final "The San Jose Sharks are two wins from reaching the Stanley Cup Final for the second time in the past four seasons, and a big part of that has been the play of goalie Martin Jones. The Sharks lead the best-of-7 Western Conference Final 2-1 against the St. Louis Blues, with Game 4 at..." May 17

  • Sharks look to put wins together against Blues in Western Final "The San Jose Sharks would like to break out of the win-one, lose-one pattern they've been in since the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs began. The Sharks lead the St. Louis Blues 2-1 in the best-of-7 Western Conference Final, having won Games 1 and 3. Game 4 is at..." May 17

  • Sharks bothered by people saying they're lucky

    ESPN "The San Jose Sharks have been quite good in the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs. They hold a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals against the St. Louis Blues. They have won two Game 7s, are averaging 3.29 goals per game and have the playoffs' leading scorer, Logan..." May 17

  • Logan Couture downplaying impressive playoff performance with Sharks "Logan Couture has put up impressive numbers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The San Jose Sharks forward has scored an NHL-leading 14 goals, one shy of matching Sidney Crosby (2009) and Alex Ovechkin (2018) for the most in a single postseason in 22 years. But Couture said..." May 17

  • Five-alarm fire: NHL playoffs show officiating, review process need significant overhaul

    USA Today "It’s no longer a question of whether the NHL should look at how the game is officiated. The question is: How could they not? This year’s Stanley Cup playoffs has provided overwhelming evidence that significant changes are required. What happened Wednesday, when..." May 16

  • Red-hot Logan Couture 'won't be satisfied' without Cup

    The Score "Despite leading the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs in both goals and points, San Jose Sharkscenter Logan Couture isn't letting his gaudy production distract him from the ultimate prize. "You're playing for the Stanley Cup here," Couture..." May 15

  • Logan Couture not sure why Sharks are underperforming

    Larry Brown Sports "Logan Couture does not feel like his San Jose Sharks are playing up to their potential, and he’s not sure why. The Sharks lost 4-2 to the St. Louis Blues in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night to even the series 1-1. Couture scored a short-handed goal in the..." May 14

  • Conn Smythe candidate Logan Couture making case for Selke candidacy

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Logan Couture bookended the Sharks' Game 1 victory over the Blues with a pair of goals. He added an assist in between, and was never on the ice for a goal against. Those two goals and three points increased his playoff totals to 11 and 17, respectively, both of which..." May 13

  • Tomas Hertl’s contract already looking like bargain for Sharks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tomas Hertl has been one of the biggest stars for the San Jose Sharks this postseason, and that is helping to make him one of the biggest steals in the NHL under the salary cap. Entering Game 2 of the Western Conference Final on Monday night (9 p.m. ET; NBCSN; live stream), Hertl..." May 13

  • Vlasic still an ever-dependable presence on Sharks’ blue line

    Sportsnet "If you did not see Saturday’s opening game of the Western Conference final, you could gauge San Jose Sharks defenceman Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s effectiveness by St. Louis Blues coach Craig Berube’s press scrum on Sunday morning. Berube was getting a lot of questions..." May 12

  • Sharks’ Timo Meier no longer a secret after big Game 1 performance

    Sportsnet "It’s hard to keep secrets in the National Hockey League, but when you score 30 goals in a Pacific outpost on a team with a bunch of players more famous than you are, there will still be people who don’t know your name. The San Jose Sharks knew about Timo Meier before..." May 12

  • Martin Jones rewards Sharks' faith after early playoff struggles "The San Jose Sharks could have traded for a goalie while Martin Jones was amid the worst season of his NHL career, if only for insurance. They didn't. They could have started Aaron Dell after pulling Jones twice in three games against the Vegas Golden Knights in the Western..." May 11

  • Artemi Panarin tops 2019 Free Agent Frenzy class

    TSN "The Bread Man is going to make cake. Artemi Panarin delivered the goods despite a circus swirling around him in Columbus, leading the Blue Jackets to the best season in franchise history. Now, after fulfilling his contract, he’ll head to free agency as the No. 1..." May 10

  • San Jose Sharks Sign Tony Sund "The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Tony Sund to a one-year contract.   "Tony is a big, smooth-skating defenseman who uses a strong stick to take away passing lanes and..." May 09

  • Avalanche's game-tying goal controversially overturned in Game 7 loss to Sharks

    Sporting News "This one could come back to bite the NHL. The Avalanche thought they had tied up Game 7 against the Sharks, 2-2, when Colin Wilson scored on a shot in the second period. They celebrated and everything. But, seconds later, the call was reviewed and overturned for an offsides..." May 09

  • San Jose Sharks’ pressure to live up to potential looms large ahead of Game 7

    Sportsnet "Minutes after his club forced Game 7, Cale Makar’s extraordinary vision was proven to extend far beyond the ice on which he dominates. “Now it’s a toss-up and the pressure is on them going back to San Jose,” said the 20-year-old Avalanche defenceman armed with..." May 08

  • St. Louis Blues will play San Jose Sharks or Colorado Avalanche in Western Conference Final "The St. Louis Blues advanced to the Western Conference Final and will play the San Jose Sharks or Colorado Avalanche. St. Louis defeated the Dallas Stars 2-1 in double overtime in Game 7 on Tuesday to end that second-round Stanley Cup Playoff series and advance to the conference final..." May 08

  • Sharks-Avalanche Outcome Of Interest To Senators, Red Wings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators seem to be inextricably linked this season. While GM Joe Sakic and the Avalanche were cheering on every Ottawa loss as a step closer to a top draft pick, Senators GM Pierre Dorion now gets his own chance to hope for a Colorado defeat. The Senators are..." May 08

  • Why Sharks should be optimistic heading into Game 7 against Avalanche

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Sharks' season is on the line on Wednesday, but there is still reason to believe their game is trending upward.  Although the Colorado Avalanche forced a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup playoff second-round series thanks to Gabriel Landeskog's overtime..." May 08

  • Pavelski game-time decision for Sharks in Game 7 against Avalanche "Joe Pavelski will be a game-time decision for the San Jose Sharks against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 of the Western Conference Second Round at SAP Center on Wednesday (9 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS). The best-of-7 series is tied 3-3. Though Sharks coach Peter DeBoer..." May 07

  • Colorado Avalanche’s Cale Makar, San Jose Sharks’ Justin Braun finally meet as relatives

    Sportsnet "It’s not the first time two opposing players have suggested a post-game meeting in the parking lot. However, this time there was no threat of violence involved. This meeting was born out of a familial connection, which is what Cale Makar and Justin Braun have. The..." May 06

  • San Jose Sharks have must-win attitude for Game 6 against Colorado Avalanche "The San Jose Sharks are treating Game 6 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on Monday as a must win, even though they are leading the best-of-7 series 3-2. The Sharks can advance to the Western Conference Final for the first time since..." May 06

  • Colorado Avalanche hope to imitate San Jose Sharks, play with more desperation in Game 6 "The Colorado Avalanche want to play with more desperation against the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Second Round at Pepsi Center on Monday (10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS). The Avalanche know exactly what it looks like. San Jose played that way throughout most..." May 06

  • Joe Pavelski travels with Sharks for Game 6, ‘getting closer’ to return

    Pro Hockey Talk "Joe Pavelski surprised his teammates when he came out during Game 5 of the San Jose Sharks’ series against the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night and fired up the SAP Center crowd during a stoppage in play. It was a great sight not just for Sharks fans, but hockey fans when..." May 06

  • Sharks hitting playoff stride on emotional boost from Pavelski injury "Joe Pavelski appeared with 12:29 left in the third period of Game 5 of the Western Conference Second Round at SAP Center on Saturday. No one had seen the San Jose Sharks forward in public since 9:13 remained in the third period of Game 7 of the first round here on April 23, when he..." May 05

  • Pavelski will travel with Sharks for Game 6 against Avalanche "Joe Pavelski will travel with the San Jose Sharks for Game 6 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday (10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS). The forward, who sustained an undisclosed injury after a cross-check by Vegas Golden Knights forward Cody..." May 05

  • Pavelski says play that injured him wasn't penalty

    The Score "Joe Pavelski believes his San Jose Sharks got away with one when he was injured in Game 7 of their first-round series versus the Vegas Golden Knights. Pavelski was sent hard to the ice on a faceoff play when he collided with Cody Eakin and Paul Stastny. The officials called a..." May 05

  • Sharks focus on better puck management against Avalanche in Game 5 "The San Jose Sharks say they are done giving away the puck. As they prepare for Game 5 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Colorado Avalanche at SAP Center on Saturday (10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS), they have a simple goal. "Not give them anything..." May 04

  • Pavelski 'not in tonight' for Sharks in Game 5, getting closer to return

    L.A. Daily News "Joe Pavelski will not play for the San Jose Sharks in Game 5 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Colorado Avalanche at SAP Center on Saturday (10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVAS, SN), but he appears closer to getting back into the lineup. "Getting better," coach..." May 04

  • Sharks getting the Martin Jones they’ve needed

    Pro Hockey Talk "If Peter DeBoer had received a good performance from his backup goaltender during the regular season, he might have been inclined to turn to Aaron Dell after pulling Martin Jones twice in Round 1. While Games 2, 3 and 4 against Vegas Golden Knights were forgettable for Jones, the San..." May 02

  • Sharks’ Karlsson hitting stride at perfect time as free agency looms

    Sportsnet "The stride is starting to look almost as good as the payday will. Make no mistake, Erik Karlsson’s focus throughout his long, uncomfortable battle back from a groin injury has nothing to do with whether he’ll make $10 or $11 million annually on the open market this..." May 01

  • Labanc coming into his own for Sharks in playoffs "Nowhere, driving into the New York City borough of Staten Island, is there a sign that says you're entering the home of Kevin Labanc. "No, I still have a long way to go," the San Jose Sharks forward said, grinning. "But it's always fun coming back home, staying..." April 30

  • Joe Pavelski (head) still day-to-day for Game 3 at Avs

    Sporting News "The Sharks, who have been without captain Joe Pavelski for the first two games of the Western Conference semifinals against the Avalanche, aren't sure he'll travel with the team as the series, tied 1-1, shifts to Denver for Games 3 and 4, coach Peter DeBoer said Monday (via..." April 30

  • San Jose Sharks Sign Mario Ferraro

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose Sharks have inked a top college prospect, signing Mario Ferraro to a three-year entry-level contract. Ferraro recently finished his sophomore season at UMass. Sharks GM Doug Wilson released this statement about his newest recruit: Mario had another..." April 29

  • Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic wants 'apology' for no icing call

    ESPN "Hopefully the cleanup crew at SAP Center has some extra mop buckets. It's going to take a few to soak up the sarcasm that dripped from San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic in discussing an icing call that wasn't whistled by the officials and led to a..." April 29

  • Sharks expecting more from Avalanche in Game 2 "The San Jose Sharks are expecting the Colorado Avalanche to be even more determined when they play Game 2 of the Western Conference Second Round at SAP Center on Sunday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS). The Sharks lead the best-of-7 series after winning Game 1 5-2 on..." April 28

  • Sharks need the very best of Jones vs. Avs

    Pro Hockey Talk "Martin Jones can’t have a repeat of Round 1. The San Jose Sharks could certainly use a few snippets from that seven-game series against the Vegas Golden Knights. Jones allowed just five goals across Games 1, 5 and 6, including a 58-save performance in the penultimate game that..." April 26

  • Sharks prepare for 'dangerous' Avalanche in second round "The San Jose Sharks expect a tough test in the Western Conference Second Round from the Colorado Avalanche, who they went 3-0-0 against in the regular season. Game 1 of the best-of-7 series is at SAP Center on Friday (10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS). "All..." April 25

  • San Jose Sharks Sign Danil Yurtaikin "San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed free agent forward Danil Yurtaikin to a standard, entry-level contract.   "Danil is an explosive skater who uses his speed to create and sustain production in the offensive..." April 25

  • Pavelski doubtful for Sharks in Game 1 of second round against Avalanche "Joe Pavelski is doubtful for the San Jose Sharks for Game 1 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Colorado Avalanche at SAP Center on Friday (10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVAS). Pavelski is day to day with an undisclosed injury sustained during the third period of Game 7..." April 25