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Apr 22, 2014
Joe Pavelski practiced on the Sharks' top line on Tuesday.
San Jose Mercury News Apr 22, 2014

Joe Pavelski goes back to Sharks' first line

Joe Pavelski was back on the top line with Joe Thornton and Brent Burns on Tuesday morning as the Sharks prepared for Game 3 against the Los Angeles Kings
San Jose Mercury News Apr 21, 2014

Sharks' Joe Pavelski began preparing for monster season last summer

San Jose Sharks' star Joe Pavelski spent a lot of time around the net during summer workouts with his former University of Wisconsin teammates, and that preparation has paid off in increased scoring.
LA Kings Insider Apr 18, 2014

Waking up with the Kings: April 18

The San Jose Sharks are a better team than they were a year ago at this time. They’re not necessarily jump-out-to-a-five-nothing-lead-against-the-Kings-improved, but there is more balance throughout their lineup when healthy, and it was exhibited Thursday as all four lines recorded a goal and all forwards but Andrew Desjardins recorded a point. Whereas TJ Galiardi – who had five goals in 36 games last season – skated to the left of Joe Thornton and Brent Burns in last year’s series, this time around it’s 41-goal man Joe Pavelski. Tomas Hertl, who tied for the team lead with five...
Fear The Fin Apr 17, 2014
2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Sharks vs. Kings Preview

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Sharks vs. Kings Preview

Our final analysis and predictions for the Sharks/Kings series prior to tonight's Game 1 in San Jose. We've reviewed the schedule, talked tactics, examined the field, highlighted important players, focused on the goaltending matchup and peeked at the opposing roster. Now it's time for us to lay down our predictions for the first-round series between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings, set to finally begin at the Tank tonight at 7:30. Projected Game 1 Lineups Joe Pavelski - Joe Thornton - Brent BurnsPatrick Marleau - Logan Couture - Matt NietoTomas Hertl - James Sheppard - Tommy...
San Jose Mercury News Apr 15, 2014

San Jose Sharks move Joe Pavelski to third-line center

Sharks coach Todd McLellan said moving Pavelski to the third line gives San Jose needed scoring balance

Aftermath of 3-2 win to end season: Pavelski hits his milestone, Niemi solid if not spectacular in goal

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Just 3:43 into the first period, Joe Pavelski nailed his 40th goal of the season and you knew this wouldn’t be a hard story to write. Then he added his 41st and the focus became even more clear, especially when they proved the difference in a 3-2 “meaningless” victory over...
Fear The Fin Apr 12, 2014

Pavelski scores 40th (and 41st) in regular season finale

Joe Pavelski hit, and then surpassed, a milestone as the Sharks beat Phoenix in the final game of the regular season. While there wasn't much at stake tonight in terms of the standings for either team as the Sharks concluded their regular season schedule against the Coyotes in Glendale, San Jose forward Joe Pavelski entered the game with 39 goals on the season, one shy of becoming just the fourth 40-goal scorer in Sharks history. It didn't take long for him to check off the final box on a successful Sharks season, scoring on the power play just 3:43 into the game to get his milestone. And...
Mile High Hockey Apr 12, 2014
Game 81 Recap: Sharks make chum out of the Avs, 5-1

Game 81 Recap: Sharks make chum out of the Avs, 5-1

San Jose didn't get the memo tonight and played the game like it actually mattered. The game started on a high note as Dallas was leading the Blues, and a couple of strong shifts by the Avalanche had the Sharks on their heels. However, the shift after a highlight reel save by Reto Berra saw a far less impressive effort by the Avs' newest netminder. Letting a softie sneak past him, Berra missed a shot by Dan Boyle, putting San Jose up 1-0. At 13:47, the Avs pulled the first power play of the game as Joe Pavelski tripped up Ryan O'Reilly. Despite some good looks, the Sharks executed a...
LA Kings Insider Apr 11, 2014

Kings-Sharks: The center battles

One of the facets making Kings-Sharks such a compelling series is that the two teams boast some of the strongest center depth in the National Hockey League. The assignments are always in flux – and Los Angeles has had a tendency towards rolling lines instead of favoring particular match-ups – but in general, the Anze Kopitar line often sees the ice against the Patrick Marleau-Logan Couture line, and the Mike Richards-Jeff Carter line often sees the ice against the Joe Thornton-Brent Burns line. This is always subject to change based on multiple factors, such as whether Joe Pavelski lines...
Fear The Fin Apr 9, 2014
James Sheppard isn't the third-line center you're looking for

James Sheppard isn't the third-line center you're looking for

Heading into the playoffs, it's time for the Sharks to rethink their line combinations and move Joe Pavelski back to the position where he started the season. The San Jose Sharks' biggest strength coming into the 2013-14 season was supposed to be their unparalleled center depth. And, for a while, it was. Being able to ice three first-line centers—with each of Joe Thornton, Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski centering separate forward lines—is a luxury no other NHL team can boast and it's one the Sharks took full advantage of for the first two and a half months of the season. In the 32 games...
Fear The Fin Mar 29, 2014
Sharks crushed by Colorado PDOs

Sharks crushed by Colorado PDOs

Semyon Varlamov and unforced errors by the Sharks extended the Sharks losing streak to two games. The Sharks took another step towards the inevitability of a first-round matchup with the Los Angeles Kings today as they dropped a 3-2 game to Semyon Varlamov and the Colorado PDOs. San Jose dominated the game...with the exception of the opening 10 minutes. Colorado opened the scoring with a Paul Stasny wrister that squeaked under the right pad of Alex Stalock. Joe Pavelski gave Stasny too much space to work near the goal-mouth and the Sharks were chasing after just 1:33 of play. Captain...

Pavelski's hat trick helps Sharks beat Oilers

Pavelski's hat trick helps Sharks beat Oilers After the Sharks fell behind by a goal in the opening frame, Joe Pavelski scored three times and set up another goal as the Sharks snapped a two-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the struggling Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. The Sharks' power play came in ranked 23rd in the NHL and had gone just 3-for-35 in the past 10 games.
Home Ice | SI.com Mar 26, 2014

Sharks' Joe Pavelski records hat trick in win over Edmonton

By Darian Somers The stellar season for Joe Pavelski just keeps getting better and better. Pavelski recorded a hat trick on Tuesday night, his third this season and second within a month’s time. Pavelski score the first, cashing in on a rebound try on the power play in the second period at 6:28. He then picked […]
San Jose Mercury News Mar 26, 2014

San Jose Sharks, powered by Joe Pavelski's hat trick, rout Edmonton Oilers

Joe Pavelski connects for his third hat trick of the season, and the Sharks' power play is also on target.

Joe Pavelski Photos

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