Penguins edge Sharks in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

May 31, 2016

Penguins edge Sharks in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Nick Bonino looks the part. Thatchy beard that juts out well below his chinstrap. Nose a bit askew. The rugged forward has etched out a career making a living in tight spaces, putting his body in places on the ice that aren’t for the ...

Pavelski fires Sharks past Blues, to 3-2 lead

May 24, 2016

Pavelski fires Sharks past Blues, to 3-2 lead

San Jose captain Joe Pavelski scored the tying and go-ahead goals to lift the Sharks to a 6-3 win at St. Louis on Monday, giving them a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. The Sharks host Game 6 on Wednesday and are in ...

Blues down Sharks to even series

May 22, 2016

Blues down Sharks to even series

Changing goaltenders gave the St. Louis Blues a spark. Changing their style of play helped them even up the Western Conference final at two games apiece. Troy Brouwer and Kyle Brodziak each scored twice, Jake Allen stopped 31 shots in his first start of ...

Sharks seize control against Blues

May 20, 2016

Sharks seize control against Blues

For a San Jose team whose playoff struggles have often come down to running into a streaky goaltender at the wrong time, it must be nice to have the goalie making all the stops for once. Martin Jones made 22 saves in his second ...

Burns goals lead Sharks past Blues

May 18, 2016

Burns goals lead Sharks past Blues

San Jose’s Brent Burns scored the Sharks’ first two power-play goals of the NHL Western Conference finals, leading the visitors to a 2-0 victory at St. Louis on Tuesday, squaring the West finals at a game apiece. Goaltender Martin Jones stopped 26 shots for ...

Elliott helps Blues turn back Sharks

May 16, 2016

Elliott helps Blues turn back Sharks

St. Louis goaltender Brian Elliott put in a telling performance as the Blues beat San Jose 2-1 on Sunday in the opening game of their NHL Western Conference finals series. “When your goalie is your best player, it gives you a great chance of ...

Sharks dominate Preds in Game 7

May 13, 2016

Sharks dominate Preds in Game 7

Captain Joe Pavelski and the rest of San Jose’s big guns took little time to answer the questions about how this version of the Sharks would respond after a lackluster loss in a potential series clincher. Pavelski got San Jose off to a fast ...

Predators down Sharks in OT to force Game 7

May 10, 2016

Predators down Sharks in OT to force Game 7

Viktor Arvidsson’s first playoff goal of his young career certainly is a moment to remember. The rest of the Nashville Predators are just grateful he scored so quickly after surviving a triple-overtime thriller in Game 4. Arvidsson scored 2:03 into overtime, and the Predators ...

Predators sink Sharks on Fisher's goal in 3OT

May 6, 2016

Predators sink Sharks on Fisher's goal in 3OT

Mike Fisher ended his own personal playoff drought with his first overtime goal in 12 years, giving the exhausted Nashville Predators plenty to celebrate. Fisher scored his second goal at 11:12 of the third overtime, and the Predators beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 ...

Sharks hold nerve to eliminate Kings

Apr 23, 2016

Sharks hold nerve to eliminate Kings

The Sharks had just blown a three-goal lead in a potential series-clinching playoff game. Staples Center rocked with the combined power of the Kings’ rally and the looming specters of San Jose’s postseason failures. Joonas Donskoi wasn’t around for any of that tawdry teal ...

Sharks respond after cheap shot by Blues

Feb 23, 2016

Sharks respond after cheap shot by Blues

A big hit sidelined San Jose’s Matt Tennyson and fired up the Sharks. Tomas Hertl, Logan Couture and Joe Thornton each scored two goals, powering San Jose to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night. Thornton also had two assists ...