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...
Sharks seek to reverse late-season slide before playoffs
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks were sailing along just two weeks ago, making a strong push for the top spot in the Western Conference to begin what they hoped would be a long playoff...
Larkin, Bernier lead Red Wings to 3-2 win over Sharks
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are in a freefall at most inopportune time.
Dylan Larkin scored in the first minute, Jonathan Bernier had 38 saves and the Detroit Red Wings beat...
Goalie Jones continues hot streak as Sharks blank Wild
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Martin Jones and the Western Conference-leading San Jose Sharks are peaking as they head into the playoffs.
Jones made 24 saves to continue his hot streak and lead the...
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....
Pavelski’s 31st goal helps Sharks top Canucks 3-2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Pavelski was in the right place at the right time at a big moment for the San Jose Sharks.
Pavelski snapped a tie 13:06 into the third period, helping San Jose top the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Saturday night.
Pavelski, Logan Couture and Timo Meier each had a goal and an assist as the Sharks won for the seventh time in eight games. Martin Jones stopped 31 shots.
Pavelski scores in overtime, leads Sharks past Jets 3-2
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Joe Pavelski knows the San Jose Sharks caught a break at the right time.
The Sharks were short-handed for a second time in overtime against Winnipeg on Tuesday night, and then Jets forward Patrik Laine had the puck knocked away by San Jose defenseman Brent Burns.
Hat tricks for Hertl, Ovechkin as Sharks beat Caps 7-6 in OT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tomas Hertl completed his hat trick by scoring in overtime, and the San Jose Sharks withstood Alex Ovechkin's three goals to beat the Washington Capitals 7-6 on Tuesday night and hand the defending Stanley Cup champions their sixth consecutive defeat.
Hertl completes hat trick, Sharks beat Caps 7-6 in overtime
WASHINGTON (AP) — Logan Couture needed a new stick for overtime.
So convinced the San Jose Sharks were heading toward another loss, Couture went to the bench and broke his stick over the boards. Then he looked up and saw Evander Kane score the tying goal with one second left. Minutes later, Tomas Hertl completed his hat trick in overtime to beat the Washington Capitals 7-6 Tuesday night.
Kane scores 2, Sharks win 5-2 to end Lightning point streak
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Missing three regular defensemen, the San Jose Sharks got a complete team effort and handed the Tampa Bay Lightning their first regulation loss in 5 1/2 weeks.
Evander Kane scored two goals to reach 200 for his career as the Sharks beat Tampa Bay 5-2 on Saturday night, snapping the NHL-leading Lightning's 16-game point streak.
Karlsson, Couture lift Sharks over Oilers 7-4
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Erik Karlsson's two-game suspension didn't slow him down one bit.
Karlsson returned with a goal and three assists, Logan Couture and Melker Karlsson each scored twice, and the San Jose Sharks beat the slumping Edmonton Oilers 7-4 on Saturday.
Karlsson had been banned for an illegal check to the head of Kings forward Austin Wagner.
Jones shuts out Wild, Couture scores 2 in Sharks’ 4-0 win
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sharks coach Peter DeBoer never doubted going back to Martin Jones in net, even after he allowed three goals on seven shots before getting pulled in the first period of San Jose's previous game.
Jones has always bounced back quickly and he did it again Tuesday night as the Sharks continued their December roll.
Logan Couture scored twice and Jones made 26 saves for his first shutout this season and the 20th of his career in San Jose's 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild.
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.
Meier scores 2 goals to lead Sharks past Stars 3-2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — On a night when they didn't necessarily play their best game, the San Jose Sharks found a way to rise to the occasion.
Timo Meier scored two goals, Logan Couture had two assists and San Jose defeated the Dallas Stars 3-2 Thursday.
After totaling 10 goals in their previous two games, the Sharks were scoreless for the first 36:20.
Meier’s 2 goals lead Sharks past Devils, 5-2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks had been frequent flyers in recent weeks, playing all but one of their eight previous games on the road. Finally back at home on Monday night, they celebrated with a convincing victory over the New Jersey Devils.
Radil, Sharks hold off Coyotes’ comeback attempt in 3-2 win
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Lukas Radil isn't a typical NHL rookie at age 28, with plenty of experience in Russia and his native Czech Republic.
Still, there was something special about his first NHL goal, which broke a tie with 5:47 to play in the San Jose Sharks' 5-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.
Heiskanen, Ritchie score in 3rd, Stars beat Sharks 3-2
DALLAS (AP) — Ben Bishop bought enough time for Dallas to rally for its fourth consecutive victory.
Bishop made a season-high 41 saves and Miro Heiskanen and Brett Ritchie scored in the third period, sending the Stars to a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Friday night.
"Ben Bishop's the reason why we won that game," coach Jim Montgomery said. "We were bad in the first, and thank God, Ben Bishop wasn't."
Meier’s second goal comes in OT to lift Sharks past Ducks
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks looked like they've developed another star.
Timo Meier scored twice, had a third goal nullified after an offside review and added an assist Sunday night to lead the Sharks to a 4-3 overtime victory against the Anaheim Ducks.
His second goal came at the 2:12 mark in OT, finishing off a mad scramble in front of the net. He now has a career-high, eight-game point streak.
Burns scores 1st of season in Sharks’ 4-1 win over Islanders
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sharks coach Peter DeBoer wasn't overly concerned when his team struggled to get wins on an early road trip despite controlling play for much of the time. San Jose was able to put it all together on a two-game homestand that showed what this team could be capable of achieving this season.
Brent Burns scored San Jose's first goal from a defenseman this season and Logan Couture got his fourth in two games to lead the Sharks past the New York Islanders 4-1 on Saturday night.
Logan Couture has hat trick to lead Sharks past Sabres 5-1
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have been struggling to score on the power play early this season. Splitting up star defensemen Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson to put them on different units helped do the trick.
Logan Couture had his third career hat trick and the Sharks scored three times on the power play to beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 Thursday night in their first game back from a five-game road trip.
Shark Bait: San Jose spoils Flyers’ home opener in 8-2 romp
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — San Jose went from shut out to blowout in 24 hours.
Joe Pavelski scored two of San Jose's four first-period goals, and Evander Kane also scored twice to spark the Sharks to an 8-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.
Flyers fans were still buzzing from the pregame festivities for the home opener, which included rookie mascot Gritty rappelling from the rafters to the ice, when the Sharks pounced.
Teams re-sign stars a year ahead of free agency
When John Tavares' contract ran out with the New York Islanders, he took the opportunity to talk with other teams.
"I felt like I owed it to myself to see what else was out there," Tavares said.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Having missed out on the biggest prize on the free-agent market, the San Jose Sharks are now content to wait and use their ample salary cap space to acquire a difference maker in a trade if one becomes available.
The free agency period opened Sunday with star center John Tavares turning down an offer from San Jose to sign a $77 million, seven-year deal with his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Logan Couture agreed to a $64 million, eight-year contract extension with the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, according to a person familiar with the deal.
The person told The Associated Press that the deal will become official as soon as Sunday, when Couture is eligible to sign the extension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been announced.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The scene was all too familiar for the San Jose Sharks: a postgame handshake line on their home ice with the other team celebrating a series win while the Sharks wonder what might have been.
A team that seemed to have the ingredients necessary for a long playoff run went out instead in the second round with a 3-0 loss Sunday in Game 6 against the expansion Vegas Golden Knights.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — William Karlsson scored 8:17 into overtime and the Vegas Golden Knights bounced back from a blown lead late in the third period to beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 series lead.
After Tomas Hertl tied the game with 1:57 left in regulation, the expansion Golden Knights rebounded and won in overtime despite failing to convert on two early power-play chances.
Couture’s goal in 2OT lifts Sharks past Vegas in Game 2
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two days after opening the second round with their worst game of the playoffs, the San Jose Sharks responded with a gritty performance.
Logan Couture's second goal of the game, on the power play at 5:13 of the second overtime, lifted the Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night, tying their Western Conference semifinal series at one game apiece.
Couture scores in 2OT, Sharks beat Vegas 4-3 in Game 2
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Logan Couture's second goal of the game, on the power play at 5:13 of the second overtime, lifted the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night, tying their Western Conference semifinal series at one game apiece.
Couture, Jones lead Sharks past Ducks again on road, 3-2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks showed their embarrassment from their playoff-opening shutout loss with every bone-crunching hit they landed on the San Jose Sharks throughout Game 2.
The Sharks knew what to expect from their hard-nosed California rivals. Even after the Ducks scored in the opening minute, San Jose survived the storm quite well — and when Anaheim made minor mistakes, the Sharks capitalized for enough goals to take a major series lead back to San Jose.
Healthy Couture key for Sharks heading into playoffs
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Even the simplest of tasks like breathing and eating were painstakingly difficult for Logan Couture heading into the playoffs a year ago.
An errant puck had shattered his face and the injuries hampered Couture during San Jose's first-round loss to Edmonton. They weren't fully healed until the summer. The Sharks are counting heavily on a now healthy Couture to anchor a long playoff run this year starting Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round series at Anaheim.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose coach Peter DeBoer talks about Logan Couture as playing at another level at this time of the year. Couture proved his coach right once again.
Couture scored his NHL-leading 16th go-ahead goal six minutes into the third period and the Sharks improved their chances for home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.
Hertl scores 2nd of game in OT as Sharks beat Oilers 4-3
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Every time the San Jose Sharks fell behind Wednesday night, they fought right back.
Tomas Hertl had two goals, including the game-winner 2:40 into overtime, and the Sharks came back on three occasions to pull out a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Like most players on contending teams, Joe Pavelski enjoys this time of the year. Somehow he rises to the occasion.
Pavelski scored twice and the San Jose Sharks reached a season high in goals in a 7-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
"This is his time of the year," Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said. "He always finds another level this time of the year."
Kane makes immediate impact in Sharks’ 5-2 win over Oilers
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Evander Kane was so excited about being traded from a last-place team to one in playoff contention that he raced to a cross-country flight in order to jump right into the lineup.
Kane made an immediate impact in his San Jose debut by assisting on two goals during a four-goal second period and delivering a few big hits that helped the Sharks beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Couture, Boedker send Sharks to 3-2 win over Blues
ST. LOUIS (AP) — With five goals and two assists in his last four games, Mikkel Boedker is on quite a tear at an opportune time.
Boedker and Logan Couture each had a goal and an assist, sending the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the slumping St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.
"When you're on a roll, the puck seems to find you a little bit," Boedker said. "It feels really good. Obviously, it's a good time of the year to be productive."
Sharks rally for 3-2 shootout win over Ducks
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks were down late against the Anaheim Ducks, but their confidence never wavered.
To hear Logan Couture tell it, the Sharks were too naive to be afraid against the five-time defending Pacific Division winners.
"Maybe guys are just young and they don't know better," Couture said.
Timo Meier tied it with 53.7 seconds remaining, Joe Pavelski and Couture scored in the shootout, and the Sharks rallied to beat the Ducks 3-2 on Sunday 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.