5:20 PM EST, Sat December 10, 2016
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Sharks rally but fall to Ducks

ANAHEIM — Hampus Lindholm got his first goal of the season with 5:38 remaining, helping the Anaheim Ducks beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Friday night after blowing a two-goal lead. Goals by Brent Burns and Kevin Labanc brought San Jose back after Rickard Rakell and Antoine Vermette scored in the first period for Anaheim. Jonathan Bernier had 22 saves for the Ducks and withstood a frantic final attack after San Jose pulled its goalie with 2 minutes left. The Ducks nearly completed a dominant first period with a 2-0 lead, but Burns got his 12th goal of the season with 6 seconds left by...
Fear The Fin Dec 6, 2016
Brent Burns, Joe Thornton in top five of All-Star voting

Brent Burns, Joe Thornton in top five of All-Star voting

The game is hosted in Los Angeles in 2017 The first voting update for the 2017 NHL All-Star Game is out and holds good news for Sharks fans. Brent Burns and Joe Thornton are both in the top five of voting in the Pacific Division, Burns second and Thornton fifth, for the annual game which will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 29. You can vote yourself here. Remember, this vote is only for the captain of the Pacific Division team. The NHL still selects the rest of the team. So if you want any of these standings to matter, you’ll need to get Burns or Thornton into the No. 1...
Fear The Fin Dec 5, 2016
Martin Jones named NHL’s third star of week

Martin Jones named NHL’s third star of week

Second week in a row a Shark earned the honor. The NHL can’t help but honor the Sharks. The league named Brent Burns the third star of the week just a week ago and this week the NHL bestowed the same honor on Martin Jones for his outstanding goaltending. In three games, Jones posted a .962 save percentage, posted a 1.01 goals against average and the Sharks won all three games. I know. How did he only get the third star of the week, right? Steve Mason picked up the first star by starting in four games and posting a .945 save percentage, which, whatever. I don’t want to talk about it....
Canadiens vs Sharks game recap: The San Jose losing streak continues

Canadiens vs Sharks game recap: The San Jose losing streak continues

Habs fall 2-1, and the winless streak in San Jose continues. It’s been over a decade since their last win in San Jose, and the Habs hoped to end the streak. They did not get off to an altogether auspicious start. The Sharks poured on the pressure in the opening four minutes, and the Habs took a very, very delayed penalty. Brent Burns absolutely blasted one past Carey Price on the power play, opening the scoring 5:22 into the period. The Canadiens finally got some push-back just under halfway through the first, but Martin Jones absolutely robbed Alex Galchenyuk at the side of the...

Jones is victor in Sharks-Canadiens goalie clinic

Goalie Martin Jones outdueled Carey Price as the Sharks continued their home domination of Montreal with a 2-1 win at sold-out SAP Center Friday night. Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored first-period goals while Jones made 31 saves as the hosts wrapped up a busy portion of their schedule — 10 games in 18 nights — in impressive fashion. The Canadiens were able to break through on the second half of the double minor and deny Jones’ shutout bid when left wing Artturi Lehkonen scored a 6-on-4 power-play goal with Price pulled for the extra attacker at 18:43 of the third period. After...
Fear The Fin Dec 3, 2016
Jones’ dominant performance leads Sharks past Canadiens

Jones’ dominant performance leads Sharks past Canadiens

The Sharks continue to stay hot. May the force be with you, Martin Jones. On Star Wars night at the Shark Tank, Martin Jones’ 31 saves were the difference in a 2-1 win for the Sharks (15-9-1) over the Montreal Canadiens (16-6-2). The Sharks would waste little time in scoring their first goal. On their first power play of the night, Brent Burns’ bullet slap shot was more than enough to get past Carey Price. Wookiee gets his hands on a saber. #SJSharks #StarWarsNight pic.twitter.com/uQceH7cAjx— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) December 3, 2016 They would continue to dominate...
Fear The Fin Dec 1, 2016
Lucky Sevens: Appreciating Paul Martin

Lucky Sevens: Appreciating Paul Martin

Because the best defense is a good defense Last week, Brent Burns set himself up to be a San Jose Shark for a long time, and a very rich man. One wonders how many exotic snakes and RVs $64 million can buy, but that’s a conversation for another day. Today’s conversation revolves around how much of Burns’ new wardrobe and menagerie can be attributed to his most consistent defense partner, Paul Martin. Martin’s effect on Brent Burns is significant, and his effect on the team as a whole is consistent. He’s an old school defensive defenseman: when Paul Martin is on the ice, fewer...
Fear The Fin Dec 1, 2016
Brent Burns didn’t care for the Kings’ pizza

Brent Burns didn’t care for the Kings’ pizza

Bibo’s is the way to go, apparently. I walked up to the small scrum around Brent Burns in the Staples Center visitors locker room and the first thing I heard was in reference to the pizza he was holding in his hands. “The pizzas not very good, though.” So, naturally, I asked him if he knew where it was from. He said no, and gestured towards one of the boxes stacked on the table at the center of the room and asked if I knew. The box was of the nondescript variety, offering no clues as to the origin of the mediocre pizza now in the hands of Burns. I was surprised he didn’t order...
Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey Dec 1, 2016
Sharks’ defenseman has a secondary career as a goaltender after making a stick save

Sharks’ defenseman has a secondary career as a goaltender after making a stick save

Martin Jones owes Brent Burns a drink after this stop. Brent Burns is a do-it-all man. He’s a pretty great defenseman for the Sharks, he can grow a beard envied by many, and if his career as a blueliner doesn’t work out, he can always take up goaltending!Brent Burns can do it all! #RivalryNightStream here: https://t.co/xkAVTeR4H9https://t.co/BjMK7W5q74— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) December 1, 2016The San Jose defenseman saved what would have been a goal that would have put the Kings within one. Even better? Burns made a real smart play on the save. ...
Fear The Fin Nov 30, 2016

“Spotter special” sends Sharks to top of Pacific

Brent Burns’ OT goal gave San Jose their fourth win on a five-game homestand. SAN JOSE — Sharks defenseman Brent Burns credited assistant coach Steve Spott as the inspiration for his game-winning goal in the Sharks’ 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes. “That’s a ‘Spotter’ special. Gotta throw him a plug,” Burns said. “[Logan Couture] made a great play on the entry. He had good poise with the puck, and brought that guy in, reversed it back, set it up. It was just a great play coming around the top.” So what, exactly is a ‘Spotter special?’ “It’s a secret,” Burns...
Fear The Fin Nov 30, 2016

Quick Bite: Sharks end homestand with OT win

Brent Burns needed just 19 seconds of OT to win it. SAN JOSE — Brent Burns scored 19 seconds into overtime, as the Sharks ended their five game homestand with a 2-1 win over the Coyotes, their first win against Arizona this season. A minute in, Patrick Marleau roofed a rolling backhander past Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith, and appeared to give the Sharks a 1-0 lead. Arizona head coach Dave Tippet had other ideas, and challenged the goal on the notion that Brenden Dillon was offside on the play. Replays confirmed that he entered the zone before Joe Thornton, who had the puck, and the call...

Brent Burns’ goal 19 seconds into OT lifts Sharks

Brent Burns blasted a power-play goal 19 seconds into overtime as the Sharks beat the Arizona Coyotes 2-1 at SAP Center on Tuesday. The Sharks earned only their second power play of the game with three-tenths of a second left on the third-period clock when Arizona center Martin Hanzal high-sticked San Jose left wing Melker Karlsson. The Coyotes enjoyed the only power play of the period, but could manage only one shot after Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon interfered with Arizona center Laurent Daughin. Right wing Radim Vrbata hit a wide-open Max Domi with a cross-ice pass, and the...
Fear The Fin Nov 29, 2016

Brent Burns and the rising tide (of shots)

The defender leads the NHL in shots. Let’s start with a disclosure: Yes, Brent Burns has put more shots on net this season than anyone else in the NHL...but he also plays far more minutes than the forwards who traditionally lead this category (hi Alex Ovechkin!) and as such the stat can be a bit misleading. It’s still good! Great, even! But it needs context. When we look at shot rate (how many shots are attempted per 60 minutes of ice time) we see a similar, if muted result. Burns is still one of the most aggressive shooters in the NHL, but he’s certainly not No. 1. Hell, he’s...
Fear The Fin Nov 28, 2016

Brent Burns named NHL’s Third Star of the week

Dope. Brent Burns’ wonderful season just got a little better. The NHL named the defender the Third Star of the week, buoyed by his six points in four games as San Jose went 3-1 over that time period. Being better than a point a game player over four games isn’t too shabby at all. Burns keeps scoring — his .91 points per game mark exactly matches his points per game from last season. Most of the Sharks struggled to score to start the season, but not Burns. The Wookiee sits with eight goals and 20 assists in 22 games; just shy of reaching the point per game mark. You can read the...
Fear The Fin Nov 27, 2016

Garbutt goal confuses candid Couture, Sharks

Logan Couture gave an honest assessment of the Ducks’ controversial first goal. SAN JOSE — Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Garbutt’s first period goal in the Ducks’ 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks gave the Sharks a flashback to a memory that they’d like to forget. Ryan Garbutt came down the right wing with speed, and Sharks defenseman Brent Burns pushed Garbutt into a collision with goaltender Martin Jones. The puck went into the net as the result of the collision, and upon further review and amidst a coach’s challenge, it was determined the puck crossed the line before the net...

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