San Jose Sharks - the best personalized free web-based Email en en San Jose Sharks Sharks C Thornton undergoes ACL surgery before free agency SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Before Joe Thornton heads into an uncertain offseason where he could be a free agent and leave San Jose after nearly 12 years, he had more pressing business. Thornton underwent surgery on a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee Monday to repair an injury that sidelined him less than two weeks before he returned to play the final four games of a first-roun... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:02:00 GMT 2017-04-24T21:02:00Z End of Sharks season could bring end to Thornton-Marleau era SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After going through the handshake line of an early playoff loss, an emotional Patrick Marleau stood by the San Jose bench and looked up at the crowd at the Shark Tank. The end of another season in San Jose could be the end of an era after the Sharks were eliminated in Game 6 of the first round with a 3-1 loss to Edmonton on Saturday night. ... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:38:00 GMT 2017-04-23T19:38:00Z Oilers eliminate Sharks with 3-1 win in Game 6 SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After a more than a decade-long playoff drought in Edmonton, the Oilers are in no hurry to leave the NHL's postseason party. Leon Draisaitl and Anton Slepyshev scored on breakaways in the opening minutes of the second period and the Oilers advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 3-1 victory in Game 6 over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday ni... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:32:00 GMT 2017-04-23T06:32:00Z Coyle, Wild aim to keep pressure on Blues with 3-1 deficit ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Charlie Coyle has that enviable blend of size and skills, a 25-year-old forward on the verge of realizing the potential of a former first-round draft pick. Without Coyle's clutch contributions, the Minnesota Wild would have been bounced already from their first-round series against the St. Louis Blues. Perhaps this spring has triggered the breakthrough... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:34:00 GMT 2017-04-21T21:34:00Z Ducks sweep away Flames with 3-1 win in Game 4 CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The big moments were never too big for the Anaheim Ducks in their playoff series win over the Calgary Flames. When Calgary threatened to gain momentum, Anaheim's leadership and poise prevailed to carry the Ducks to a four-game sweep of the Flames in their best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal. Anaheim ousted Calgary with a 3-1 win Wednesday ni... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:40:00 GMT 2017-04-20T06:40:00Z Blackhawks, Blue Jackets look to stave off elimination SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After posting two of the top four records in the NHL in the regular season, the Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets both need to find out a way to get a win on the road or their playoff runs will end almost as soon as they began. The Blackhawks were shut out twice at home by Nashville and then blew a 2-0 lead in Game 3 to ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:29:00 GMT 2017-04-19T21:29:00Z Sharks even series with 7-0 win over Oilers in Game 4 SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Pavelski took just 15 seconds to end San Jose's two-game scoring drought. Once that first puck went in, a bushel of goals followed. Pavelski and Logan Couture each scored twice and the Sharks rebounded from back-to-back shutouts in emphatic fashion, beating the Edmonton Oilers 7-0 on Tuesday night to tie their first-round playoff series at two gam... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:44:00 GMT 2017-04-19T05:44:00Z Blue Jackets, Wild in danger of being swept out of playoffs COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets scored more goals in the first six minutes of Sunday's game than in their first two playoff games combined. That still wasn't enough to slow down the Pittsburgh Penguins, who dealt the Blue Jackets a third straight playoff loss and put them on the brink of elimination. Now the Blue Jackets, whose best season... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:16:00 GMT 2017-04-17T20:16:00Z Kassian scores in 3rd, Oilers beat Sharks 1-0 in Game 3 SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Connor McDavid carried the Edmonton Oilers back to the playoffs after a decade-long drought. Now that they're in the postseason, it's Zack Kassian and Cam Talbot doing the heavy lifting. Kassian scored midway through the third period for his second straight game-winner, Talbot made 23 saves in his second consecutive shutout and the... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 05:30:00 GMT 2017-04-17T05:30:00Z McDavid, Kassian score short-handed, Oilers beat Sharks 2-0 EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — After a disappointing overtime loss in the opener, the young Edmonton Oilers proved to be quick learners. Connor McDavid and Zack Kassian scored short-handed goals to help the Oilers beat the San Jose Sharks 2-0 Friday night, evening their first-round series at one game apiece. It was a dominant performance by t... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 07:08:00 GMT 2017-04-15T07:08:00Z Veteran goalies take center stage for Rangers, Penguins PITTSBURGH (AP) — So much for Henrik Lundqvist not being able to beat the Montreal Canadiens. Ditto with Marc-Andre Fleury's most important games with the Pittsburgh Penguins being in his rearview mirror. Welcome to the 2017 playoffs, same as it ever was for two goaltenders who know a thing or two about what it takes this time of year. Lundqvist turned as... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:51:00 GMT 2017-04-13T22:51:00Z Sharks beat Oilers 3-2 in overtime in Game 1 EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The veteran San Jose Sharks taught the upstart Edmonton Oilers a lesson in playoff intensity, spotting them two early goals Wednesday night and then roaring back to win. Melker Karlsson scored at 3:22 of overtime and San Jose came back to beat Edmonton 3-2 in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference series. ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 07:11:00 GMT 2017-04-13T07:11:00Z Sharks Cs Thornton, Couture day to day heading into playoffs SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are hobbling into the playoffs instead of rolling into them. With their top two centers nursing injuries that have placed their status in doubt and a late-season stumble having cost them home-ice advantage in the first round, the Sharks head into their series against Edmonton trying to find the form that helped them win the Western... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:53:00 GMT 2017-04-10T20:53:00Z Parise, Pominville rejoin Minnesota Wild after mumps absence ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Zach Parise and Jason Pominville have rejoined the Minnesota Wild after sitting out three games because of the mumps. Parise and Pominville were diagnosed with the highly contagious virus on Feb. 27 after coming back from the team's five-day bye. Assistant coach Scott Stevens also had the mumps and returned for Minnesota's home game Sunday against the ... Sun, 05 Mar 2017 23:18:00 GMT 2017-03-05T23:18:00Z The Latest: Bruins get winger Stafford from Jets The Latest on the NHL trade deadline (all times Eastern): 5:20 p.m. The Boston Bruins have acquired winger Drew Stafford from the Winnipeg Jets for a 2018 conditional sixth-round pick. Stafford has four goals and nine assists in 40 games this season, his 11th in the NHL. Stafford is a pending unrestricted free agent. ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 22:35:00 GMT 2017-03-01T22:35:00Z Panthers' Huberdeau scores in OT, Jagr gets 1,900th point SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau needed overtime to extend his scoring streak and help celebrate Jaromir Jagr's birthday on a night the 45-year-old veteran reached another milestone. Huberdeau scored 1:38 into overtime after San Jose's Joe Pavelski scored twice late in the third period to tie it, and the Florida Panthers beat the Sharks 6-5 on Wednesday night. ... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:39:00 GMT 2017-02-16T09:39:00Z Brent Burns scores 2, Sharks beat Devils 4-1 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The stat line on Brent Burns reveals all one needs to know about the San Jose Sharks' victory over the New Jersey Devils. Burns scored the tying and winning goals, played a game-high 25:46 minutes, took 11 of the Sharks 38 shots and blocked three shots in his own end. It produced a 4-1 victory on Sunday, snapping the... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:42:00 GMT 2017-02-12T21:42:00Z Bruins to host Sharks as scheduled despite snow storm BOSTON (AP) — The San Jose Sharks-Boston Bruins game will be played as scheduled Thursday night despite a snow storm that blanketed the New England region. The Bruins say they asked the NHL to postpone the game as blizzard conditions left more than a foot of snow in Boston and surrounding areas. But the league said that the remaining schedules of both teams and availability... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:05:00 GMT 2017-02-09T22:05:00Z Marleau scores 500th goal, surging Sharks down Canucks 4-1 VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Patrick Marleau didn't want to mess around with his march to 500 goals. The way the veteran San Jose sniper has been putting the puck in the net, it's no surprise he got it over with fast. Marleau scored his 500th career goal in the first period, Chris Tierney tallied twice and the surging Sharks defea... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:08:00 GMT 2017-02-03T08:08:00Z Deep playoff runs not hurting Penguins, Sharks and Blues In the opening days of training camp, Eric Fehr could sense that the Pittsburgh Penguins hadn't had much rest since winning the Stanley Cup in mid-June. That fatigue affected the runner-up San Jose Sharks more than it did the Penguins early on. But both teams are again among the best in the NHL at the quarter mark of the regular season. ... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:19:00 GMT 2016-11-30T15:19:00Z