Kane scores 30th in Sharks 5-2 win over Avalanche
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After a late-season slump cost them a shot at first place, the San Jose Sharks hope they found their game in time to make a playoff run.
Oilers face the Sharks on 4-game slide
San Jose Sharks (44-27-9, second in the Pacific Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (34-37-9, seventh in the Pacific Division)
Flames clinch Western Conference, Pacific Division
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Calgary Flames scored three times in less than two minutes late in the first period on their way to clinching the top spots in the Western Conference and the Pacific...
Kevin Labanc scores in OT, Sharks beat Blues 3-2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks were feeling a playoff vibe, and Kevin Labanc fed off it.
Labanc scored at 3:21 of overtime, Timo Meier had two goals and San Jose beat the St....
Ovechkin scores NHL-leading 39th as Capitals beat Sharks 5-1
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 39th goal, T.J. Oshie had two goals and an assist, and the Washington Capitals beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on Thursday night.
Jakub Vrana and Tom Wilson each had a goal and an assist, and Nicklas Backstrom had two assists for Washington. Braden Holtby stopped 24 shots, and Ovechkin added an assist as the Capitals won for the fifth time in seven games after dropping seven straight.
Labanc’s hat trick leads Sharks past Oilers, 5-2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have been getting contributions from just about everyone during their five-game winning streak.
On Saturday night, it was Kevin Labanc's turn. The 23-year-old recorded his first career hat trick as the Sharks beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2.
Burns’ OT goal leads Sharks past Coyotes 3-2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brent Burns made the most of his second chance in alone against Darcy Kuemper.
After missing on a breakaway early in the third period, Burns completed a nifty move with a goal 3:14 into overtime that sent the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night in their first game back from a 10-day break.
Sharks beat Blackhawks 7-3; Crawford suffers concussion
CHICAGO (AP) — The San Jose Sharks roared back for a win and the reeling Chicago Blackhawks lost more than just another game.
Melker Karlsson, Evander Kane, Kevin Labanc, Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture each had a goal and an assist, and the Sharks rallied to beat the Blackhawks 7-3 on Sunday night for their fourth straight victory.
Labanc scores in overtime, Sharks beat Kings 3-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are looking like the Western Conference contenders that many are expecting this season.
The Sharks used Kevin Labanc's goal 2:53 into overtime to beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Friday night.
"The guys played like we needed to win this game and we found a way to do it," San Jose coach Pete DeBoer said. "We lost our home opener and found a way to come into a tough building and I thought we played well."
CHICAGO (AP) — Despite squandering a late lead, the San Jose Sharks still managed to keep winning.
Kevin Labanc scored the deciding goal in the fourth round of a shootout and San Jose beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Monday night for its eighth straight victory.
Meier scores winner as Sharks beat Canucks 5-3
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The San Jose Sharks were able to pull out a win despite struggling to shake the Vancouver Canucks.
Timo Meier's second goal of the game snapped a third-period tie and the Sharks won 5-3 on Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
Logan Couture and Kevin Labanc each had a goal and an assist, and Tomas Hertl scored into an empty net with 25 seconds remaining for the Sharks, who are 7-2-0 in their last nine games.
For those fans wishing hard for the Red Wings to sink to the bottom of the standings — increasing the odds for a better draft pick — it's taking shape.
They're losing, all right, and doing it on a consistent basis.
Monday was more of the same, with the Wings losing 5-3 in San Jose, extending their winless streak to seven (0-6-1).
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks ended their longest homestand of the season on a high note and now look to carry that forward on the road as they seek to solidify a playoff berth.
Eric Fehr scored his first goal with San Jose and the Sharks closed a six-game homestand by handing the Detroit Red Wings their seventh straight loss, 5-3 on Monday night.
Sharks score twice on power plays, beat Blue Jackets 3-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The San Jose Sharks took advantage of its power plays and a Columbus scoring slump to get a needed win.
Kevin Labanc and Logan Couture each had a goal and an assist, and Martin Jones stopped 28 shots to lift the Sharks to a 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets on Friday night, snapping a four-game skid.
Red Wings beat Sharks 2-1 in shootout
DETROIT (AP) — Petr Mrazek capped an impressive January with another sharp performance.
Mrazek made 30 saves, and then stopped Tomas Hertl in the seventh round of a shootout to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night. Mrazek went 3-1-1 in January with two shutouts and a .940 save percentage, easily his best month of the season.
Labanc’s goal in OT gives Sharks 5-4 win over Canucks
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Less than two months removed from a stint in the minors, Kevin Labanc is getting ice time on San Jose's top line and power play.
Showing he belongs, too.
Labanc scored 1:53 into overtime and had three assists as the Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-4 on Thursday night.
"If you're on the power play, on the first unit, you've got to produce — whether it be shooting pucks, getting chances — you've got to do something when you're on there," Labanc said.
Labanc, Ward score early, Sharks beat Canucks 3-1
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Labanc figured it was a good idea to get the first goal out of the way so quickly. He just wished the Sharks would have played the same way the rest of the game.
Labanc and Joel Ward scored in the first 30 seconds for the quickest two goals in franchise history, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 Tuesday night.
Sharks trade F Tommy Wingels to Senators
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks traded forward Tommy Wingels to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday for two minor league forwards and a 2017 seventh-round draft pick.
Wingels had been a key contributor to the Sharks over the years but his role had diminished this season with the emergence of rookies like Kevin Labanc, Timo Meier and Ryan Carpenter, who have made the case for more consistent playing time.
Labanc scores 2nd goal in OT, lifts Sharks over Oilers 3-2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rookie forward Kevin Labanc sent the San Jose Sharks into their Christmas break in first place in the Pacific Division.
Labanc scored his second goal of the night 3:24 into overtime and the San Jose Sharks beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Friday for their sixth victory in seven games.
"That's a great way to end the break," he said. "But it's even better that we're first in the standings. That's always nice."
Kevin Labanc scores in shootout, Sharks top Senators 4-3
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Kevin Labanc scored the lone goal in four rounds of a shootout to give the San Jose Sharks a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.
Joe Pavelski, Brent Burns and Chris Tierney scored in regulation for San Jose, and Martin Jones made 29 saves.
On Tuesday night in Toronto, Logan Couture scored the only goal in a shootout in the Sharks' 3-2 victory over the Maple Leafs.
Couture, Labanc help lead Sharks past Hurricanes 4-3
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose's worst played game of the week delivered the best result for the Sharks.
Logan Couture and Kevin Labanc scored less than 2 minutes apart in the second period and the Sharks bounced back from consecutive losses by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Saturday night.
Lindholm’s first goal lifts Ducks over Sharks 3-2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — If the goals aren't going to come in bunches, best make them timely.
At least, that's what worked for Hampus Lindholm on Friday night.
Lindholm got his first goal of the season with 5:38 remaining, helping the Anaheim Ducks beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 after blowing a two-goal lead.
Nick Ritchie found Lindholm alone on the opposite circle and fired a sharp pass that Lindholm slapped in over goalie Martin Jones' left shoulder.
Couture leads Sharks to yet another win over Kings, 4-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings have one of the NHL's liveliest rivalries, the ice has been tilted decidedly toward the north in the past 14 months.
Particularly when the clubs meet down south at Staples Center, where the Sharks have made themselves at home.
Logan Couture had two goals and an assist, Ryan Carpenter scored his first NHL goal and San Jose extended its recent mastery over the Kings with a 4-1 victory Wednesday night.