Hertl lifts Sharks past Vegas 2-1 in 20T to force Game 7
LAS VEGAS (AP) — After winning Game 5 at home to avoid elimination, Tomas Hertl vowed the San Jose Sharks would return to SAP Center for a seventh and decisive game in their opening round series...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored a short-handed goal 11:17 into the second overtime to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday night, forcing a Game 7 in...
Golden Knights try to secure series win over the Sharks
San Jose Sharks (46-27-9, second in the Pacific Division during the regular season) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (43-32-7, third in the Pacific Division during the regular season)
Sharks start fast to stay alive, beat Golden Knights 5-2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl provided the fast start and Martin Jones delivered the key saves that helped the San Jose Sharks flip the script in their playoff series against...
Pavelski and the Sharks host Vegas with 1-0 series lead
Vegas Golden Knights (43-32-7, third in the Pacific Division during the regular season) vs. San Jose Sharks (46-27-9, second in the Pacific Division during the regular season)
MacKinnon and the Avalanche visit the Sharks
Colorado Avalanche (38-29-14, fifth in the Central Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (45-27-9, second in the Pacific Division)
Gaudreau and the Flames visit the Sharks
Calgary Flames (48-23-7, first in the Pacific Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (44-25-9, second in the Pacific Division)
San Jose faces Vegas on 5-game home slide
Vegas Golden Knights (42-30-6, third in the Pacific Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (43-25-9, second in the Pacific Division)
Kings score 3 in third period, trip up Sharks 4-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Ferrell spent the second period of the Kings' game against the San Jose Sharks as part of the local television broadcast in his "Anchorman" character, Ron Burgundy. The...
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....
Hertl’s 30th goal leads Sharks past Canadiens 5-2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — With several players dealing with the flu, the San Jose Sharks managed to find a way to pull out a win that moved them closer to Calgary in the race for first...
Sharks score 3 in 3rd period to beat Blackhawks 5-2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A home game against a tired team is just the kind of opportunity the San Jose Sharks can't afford to squander if they want to catch first-place Calgary.
Sharks pummel Penguins 4-0; Kane causes fracas in 3rd period
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evander Kane couldn't help himself. Skating near the Pittsburgh Penguins bench late in the third period Thursday, the San Jose Sharks forward took a peek at Pittsburgh's...
Kane scores twice, Sharks rout Canucks 7-2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The San Jose Sharks took no pity on teenager Mike DiPietro making his NHL debut in the nets for the Vancouver Canucks.
Evander Kane scored twice, leading the Sharks to a 7-2 rout of the Canucks on Monday night.
The victory moves San Jose into first place in the Western Conference and extends the Sharks' winning streak to six games.
Timo Meier, Melker Karlsson, Tomas Hertl, Kevin Lebanc and Joe Pavelski also scored for the Sharks. Martin Jones had 25 saves.
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.
Kane has 2 goals and an assist, Sharks beat Flames 5-2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Evander Kane continued his mastery of the Calgary Flames with another big performance for the San Jose Sharks.
Kane scored twice and added an assist in the Sharks' 5-2 victory Thursday night.
Kane has nine goals and 13 points in five games against the Flames since being acquired from Buffalo in a trade last February.
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.
Hertl’s hat trick leads Sharks past Penguins 5-2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl needed just three games to get his first NHL hat trick. It was more than a five-year wait for the second one, which came while he's playing perhaps the best hockey of his career.
Karlsson has 3 assists as Sharks top Kings 3-1
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The blockbuster trade that sent Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks during the offseason didn't pay immediate dividends. But the two-time Norris Trophy winner has emerged as one of the team's most impactful players lately.
Karlsson had three assists, Tomas Hertl scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period and the surging Sharks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Monday night.
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.
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’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.
Meier gives Sharks needed boost in 5-1 win over Hurricanes
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Timo Meier's return to San Jose's lineup gave the Sharks just the boost they needed after a rough road trip.
Meier had a goal and two assists in his first game back from an injury, Martin Jones made 39 saves and the Sharks responded to a shuffle of duties for their assistant coaches by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 5-1 on Wednesday night.
Rangers end road trip with 3-2 win over Ducks in shootout
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Rangers are getting into a bad habit of allowing goals in the final minute of regulation. Fortunately for them, it hasn't cost them the last two times.
New York gave up a late goal for the third straight game — this time to Rickard Rakell with 25.3 seconds remaining — but was able to beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in a shootout Thursday night.
It was the second shootout victory in three days for the Rangers.
True grit: Sharks jump on Flyers early in 8-2 blowout
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — 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.
Ducks spoil Karlsson’s Sharks debut with 5-2 win in opener
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored a short-handed goal for the highlight reel and the Shark Tank started rocking on opening night. Then the Anaheim Ducks responded almost immediately and took over the game to spoil the party in San Jose.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Thornton talked to several teams last summer when he made his first trip to the free-agent market before ultimately deciding to return to San Jose on a one-year deal.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have declined to issue a qualifying offer to defenseman Dylan DeMelo, making him an unrestricted free agent.
The Sharks announced Monday that the team gave qualifying offers to forwards Tomas Hertl and Chris Tierney. Those two will become restricted free agents in July, giving San Jose the option to match any offer from another team or get draft pick compensation.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored his team-leading fifth goal of the playoffs, Martin Jones made 34 saves for his sixth career postseason shutout and the San Jose Sharks evened their second-round series against the Vegas Golden Knights with a 4-0 victory in Game 4 on Wednesday night.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Sorensen and Joonas Donskoi delivered the fast start San Jose coach Peter DeBoer wanted and Martin Jones did the rest to help the Sharks tie their playoff series with Vegas at two games apiece.
Sorensen and Donskoi scored in the first period and Jones made 34 saves for his sixth career postseason shutout as the Sharks bounced back from an overtime loss to beat the Golden Knights 4-0 in Game 4 on Wednesday night.
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.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks won the first three games of their first-round series against the Anaheim Ducks thanks to having more speed, better depth, and discipline.
They completed the sweep thanks largely to Martin Jones.
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.
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.
Benn records hat trick in Stars’ 4-2 win over Sharks
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Calling it "a lucky play," Jamie Benn stole the puck from Tomas Hertl and scored the go-ahead goal with 3:06 left before tacking on an empty-netter for the hat trick in the Dallas Stars' 4-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.
"It was just a read," Benn said. "I'll take it."
So will the Stars, who ended a seven-game road losing streak.
"We played our best third period in a long time," coach Ken Hitchcock said.
Ryan scores his first 2 in NHL, Sharks beat Oilers 6-4
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joakim Ryan's breakout game couldn't have come at a better time for the San Jose Sharks.
The 24-year-old rookie scored his first two NHL goals, including the tiebreaker with 2:27 left, and the San Jose Sharks rallied after giving up a three-goal lead to beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-4 Saturday night.
Joe Pavelski also scored twice, and Tomas Hertl and Barclay Goodrow had the other goals for the Sharks, who snapped a two-game skid. Aaron Dell had 27 saves.
Detroit — The shootout remains a good friend for the Red Wings.
They won their fourth try in the tie-breaking procedure in five tries Wednesday, defeating the San Jose Sharks 2-1 — 4-3 in the seven-round shootout.
Justin Abdelkader broke the tie in the seventh round, while goaltender Petr Mrazek turned aside San Jose's Tomas Hertl.
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.
Dell’s 31 saves help Sharks beat Penguins 2-1
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The way Aaron Dell has played this season means the San Jose Sharks have no drop-off at all when starting goalie Martin Jones is out.
Dell made 31 saves and earned his eighth win in his past nine starts when Tomas Hertl scored a tiebreaking, power-play goal early in the third period that lifted San Jose to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
Pavelski scores in shootout to lift Sharks over Coyotes
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It took Aaron Dell 38 games to get into his first career shootout, and the San Jose Sharks goalie made it a good one.
Dell was perfect through the three rounds of the shootout and had 30 saves, and Joe Pavelski scored the only goal of the tiebreaker to lift San Jose over the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Tuesday night.
"I only had to make one save. The other two guys missed the net," Dell said.