Steady Eddie: Healthy Vlasic helps Sharks reach Game 7
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks went off the rails a bit soon after shutdown defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic was hit with a puck that sidelined him for two-plus games.
Sharks D Marc-Edouard Vlasic returns for Game 5
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic will return to the lineup after missing two playoff games with an undisclosed injury.
Pavelski’s painful goal leads Sharks past Golden Knights 5-2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Pavelski lost a couple of teeth, had stitches in his lip and his mouth was still bloody long after taking Brent Burns' point shot right off his chin . Pavelski was also...
San Jose faces Chicago on 4-game home slide
Chicago Blackhawks (33-33-10, seventh in the Central Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (43-24-9, second in the Pacific Division)
Pavelski’s late goal lifts Sharks over Jets 5-4
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Joe Pavelski did it again.
Pavelski scored with 4.3 seconds left, lifting the San Jose Sharks to a 5-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night in a matchup...
NHL takes $5,000 bite into paycheck of Canucks’ Roussel
NEW YORK (AP) — Vancouver Canucks forward Antoine Roussel has been fined $5,000 by the NHL for biting San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic.
The fine announced by the league Saturday is the maximum allowed under the labor agreement.
The biting happened at 19:20 of the third period of San Jose's 4-0 victory at home over the slumping Canucks.
Oilers top Sharks 4-3 in OT in Hitchcock’s 1st game as coach
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers responded the right way to a wakeup call after coach Todd McLellan was fired just hours before they took the ice.
McDavid scored his 100th career goal and set up Leon Draisaitl's game-winner 51 seconds into overtime to give the Oilers a 4-3 victory against the San Jose Sharks in Ken Hitchcock's first game as coach Tuesday night.
Erik Karlsson looks to fit in on 1st day with Sharks
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Erik Karlsson was handed a teal San Jose Sharks sweater and immediately proclaimed: "It fits."
Karlsson's first day with the Sharks went off without a hitch Wednesday. He paired up with Marc-Edouard Vlasic on defense in practice, took part in 3-on-3 drills with fellow Norris Trophy winner Brent Burns and began a new chapter in his career after nine seasons as the face of the Ottawa Senators.
Thursday’s Sports in Brief
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks acquired two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators, making a blockbuster addition to the roster after missing out on high-scoring center John Tavares in free agency.
Sharks ride depth, Jones to first-round sweep of Ducks
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Very little separated San Jose and Anaheim in the regular season, with the Ducks edging out the Sharks by one point for second place in the Pacific Division.
Their first-round series wasn't nearly as competitive.
The Sharks rode their superior depth, potent power play and stellar goaltending from Martin Jones to the second sweep in franchise history, knocking out the Ducks with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday night.
Old friends: Rival Sharks, Ducks meet in 2nd playoff series
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although the San Jose Sharks and the Anaheim Ducks both have been regular Stanley Cup playoff participants for the past 15 years, the California rivals somehow met in the postseason only once before this week.
Couture’s OT goal sends Sharks past Golden Knights 2-1
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Seconds after almost costing the San Jose Sharks a game with a turnover, Logan Couture ended it with his backhand.
Couture scored 39 seconds into overtime after getting bailed out by goalie Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks won their season-high sixth straight game, 2-1 over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night.
Pavelski scores twice in Sharks’ 7-2 win over Blackhawks
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."
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.
Donskoi ties it with 15.4 seconds left, Sharks win in OT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — It all happened in a flash amid a scramble in front of the goal, and Marc-Edouard Vlasic didn't want to dwell on the details — like whether he actually touched the puck on the winning goal.
It was no matter.
Vlasic was credited with an overtime goal as the San Jose Sharks beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-5 on Saturday night.
Meier scores twice, Sharks win 4-1 to extend Canadiens’ skid
MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens called a team meeting after a loss to the San Jose Sharks extended their losing streak to five games.
Reporters were kept waiting for more than 15 minutes outside the dressing room as Canadiens players discussed the listless play of late that has left them well out of playoff position with half the season still to play.
Booed off the ice: Sharks send Flyers to 9th straight loss
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The boos picked up steam in the second period. The "Fire Hakstol" chants became louder in the third.
When the Philadelphia Flyers' ugly 3-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks was over Tuesday night, players held a closed-door meeting, general manager Ron Hextall was insisting they're still a playoff team and coach Dave Hakstol was shaking off calls for his job.
Mired in a nine-game losing streak — its longest skid in nearly in 10 years — things are getting ugly in Philadelphia.
Jones makes 19 saves to lead Sharks past Predators 4-1
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In a game that included 20 penalties and 52 penalty minutes, the San Jose Sharks found a way to win ugly.
Joonas Donskoi and Mikkel Boedker each had a goal and an assist to lead the Sharks past the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory.
Sharks lock up key cogs Vlasic, Jones with long-term deals
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks opened free agency Saturday by signing long-term contracts that will keep two key players off the open market next summer.
The Sharks signed shutdown defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic to a $56 million, eight-year contract and goalie Martin Jones to a $34.5 million, six-year deal. Both players had one year remaining on their contracts and got modified no-trade clauses.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Joe Thornton is known for dishing out assists on the ice.
However, he ended Monday night's game with a puck being handed back to him.
Thornton picked up his 1,000th assist when he got a helper in the San Jose Sharks' 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.
Joe Pavelski scored an empty-net goal with 26 seconds left for a 3-1 lead, with Marc-Edouard Vlasic picking up the first assist and Thornton the second.
NHL suspends Dallas’ Cody Eakin, Ottawa’s Mike Hoffman
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL suspended Dallas Stars forward Cody Eakin and Ottawa Senators forward Mike Hoffman on Friday.
Eakin was suspended for four games without pay for charging New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, and Hoffman was penalized two games for cross-checking San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture.
Marleau gets goal after 2 reviews, Sharks beat Lightning 3-1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Marleau had a goal that required two video reviews, Martin Jones made 25 saves and the San Jose Sharks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Saturday night.
Tommy Wingels and Marc-Edouard Vlasic also scored for the Sharks, who are 3-0 midway through a six-game road trip. San Jose is 11-3-1, including 6-1-1 on the road, against Tampa Bay since 2006.
Jones has 24 saves to lead Sharks over Capitals 3-0
WASHINGTON (AP) — The San Jose Sharks used a tight-checking defense and solid goaltending to snap a three-game losing streak and get a lengthy road trip off to a positive start.
Martin Jones stopped 24 shots and Brent Burns scored his fifth goal of the season to lead the Sharks past the Washington Capitals 3-0 on Tuesday night.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Burns had second-period goals for the defending Western Conference champions, who scored only four goals during their three-game slide.
Sharks’ Vlasic scores game-winner in OT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Marc-Edouard Vlasic had his mind made up as soon as he picked up the loose puck.
"There was nobody back there, just went for it," Vlasic said. "I wasn't going to pass it, I was on a breakaway. I was just trying to put it in the back of the net. Put my head own, breakaway, cutting across and I was able to put it in."
Vlasic scored 1:24 into overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.