6:05 PM EDT, Fri May 27, 2016

Sharks beat Blues to take series lead

The Sharks were a resilient group in Game 5 on Monday, rallying from a pair of one-goal deficits to beat the host Blues 6-3. San Jose will take a 3-2 lead into Wednesday’s Game 6 at SAP Center with a chance to win its best-of-seven Western Conference and earn a trip to next week’s NHL showcase series against either Tampa Bay or Pittsburgh. Pavelski scored his NHL playoff-leading 12th goal by slipping behind the St. Louis defense and redirected a Brent Burns drive past Blues goalie Jake Allen. San Jose’s top power-play unit was on the ice for the entire 1:24 of a tripping penalty by...

Sharks’ defensemen are unsung heroes of postseason

Sharks’ defensemen are unsung heroes of postseason Like referees and relief pitchers, that usually means they’re doing a good job. With the notable exception of Brent Burns for his offense prowess, the Sharks’ blue-liners are quietly in the background when it comes to Western Conference finals hype. Yet they’re having a terrific run, with the team allowing just 30 goals in 15 playoff games and recording a league-best three shutouts. “This is the best we’ve played as a D-corps, as a team, since I’ve been here, for sure,” said defenseman Marc-Eouard Vlasic, who is in his...
Fear The Fin May 20, 2016

Sharks vs. Blues, Game 3: Brent Burns and Paul Martin dominate in win

They know we're saying nice stuff about Vlasic and Braun. Following a game two dominated by Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Justin Braun, game three came down to a pair of stellar performances by Paul Martin and Brent Burns. The two finished with the best corsi differentials in the game and despite not factoring in on the scoresheet were on the ice for two of the Sharks' three goals. They both saw a bit of special teams time, but it was in 5v5 play that the pair showed their real dominance. That chart, from hockeyviz.com, shows how damn impressive the defensive pairing...
Fear The Fin May 18, 2016

Sharks vs. Blues, Game 2: Brent Burns plays monster game

The defender showed his ability to take over games. Count me among those who felt Brent Burns played pretty darn well in game one. Yeah, we remember the turnovers that led to scoring chances (and a goal against) but players, coaches and general managers are far too often judged on their biggest blunder rather than on their body of work. So while it's easy to remember an ill-advised belly slide or a pinch that doesn't pay off, let's also remember that nobody had a better corsi-differential on Sunday than Burns. His +29 at all strengths is one of the best marks I've seen all season and he...
San Jose Mercury News May 18, 2016
Purdy: Sharks benefit when Brent Burns shouts own number

Purdy: Sharks benefit when Brent Burns shouts own number

Defenseman Brent Burns loves to shoot the puck, and in Game 2 between the Sharks and Blues, he shot San Jose right back into the Western Conference finals.
Hochman: Bearded Burns a Blues foe

Hochman: Bearded Burns a Blues foe

Brent Burns is a human weapon, one who can bruise the Blues.

Sharks’ Brent Burns a potent mix of offense, defense

Sharks’ Brent Burns a potent mix of offense, defense Brent Burns should be a bigger star in the Bay Area, and San Jose getting to the Western Conference finals (and possibly beyond) should finally take care of that. Burns looms large on the Sharks’ power play, which is the best of the four teams remaining, and was on the ice for four of San Jose’s five goals in Thursday’s Game 7 win over Nashville in the West semifinals. Burns, who has eight of his 15 points in the playoffs at even strength, finished with 75 points in the regular season, just seven behind Ottawa’s Erik...
San Jose Mercury News May 14, 2016

Sharks defenseman Brent Burns: Wild child, mellow man, rising star

The man with the biggest beard in the Stanley Cup playoffs is a huge reason San Jose is in the Western Conference finals

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