10:28 AM EDT, Tue May 03, 2016
San Francisco Chronicle 14 hours ago

Sharks captain Pavelski leads by both words and deeds

Sharks captain Pavelski leads by both words and deeds Fair or not, past Sharks’ captains have been lightning rods for criticism in the Stanley Cup playoffs. San Jose’s leader from 2004-09, Patrick Marleau, lost the captaincy after the top-seeded Sharks lost in the first round against No. 8 Anaheim. Joe Thornton assumed the captaincy one year after the retired Rob Blake replaced Marleau. With six goals in seven games, he is tied with John Tavares of the Islanders for the NHL goals lead in the playoffs. Pavelski carries a four-game point streak into Tuesday’s Game 3 at Nashville as...
On the Forecheck May 2, 2016

What Happened Last Night: Nashville Predators @ San Jose Sharks Game 2

Pekka Rinne was good. The offense was good. The chances were good. The scoreboard at the end of the game was not. The Predators managed to knot things up at 1-1 in the third period, but with under three minutes left in regulation Joe Pavelski lit the lamp to push the Sharks ahead. Just like in Game 1, the Sharks then scored an empty netter that was followed up with a Ryan Johansen goal but it was far too late. Sharks 3, Preds 2. Game 2 was without question one of the best games the Predators have played this post season. During 5-on-5 play Nashville posted a Corsi For of 58 while San Jose...
Fear The Fin May 2, 2016

Sharks vs. Predators, Game 2: Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski join the round two party

Joe Thornton set up Joe Pavelski and scored what ended up as the game-winner. Game one was all about the second line. Joonas Donskoi, Logan Couture and Joel Ward provided the goods to put the Sharks up 1-0 in the second round series. The trio played well again on Sunday evening, but the game two victory belongs to the Joes. Joe Thornton scored what ended up as the game-winner into an empty net, and it was Jumbo's pass that set up Joe Pavelski for the second goal of the night. Both plays proved to be key components for the Sharks win and announce the arrival of two of San Jose's most...

Joe Pavelski’s goal helps Sharks take 2-0 series lead

Joe Pavelski’s goal helps Sharks take 2-0 series lead The victory gave San Jose a 2-0 lead in its best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series that resumes with Game 3 in Nashville on Tuesday. Thornton scored into an empty net with 55.6 seconds left, which proved to be the winner, before Nashville’s Ryan Johansen scored with 3.2 seconds remaining to make it a one-goal difference. The Sharks survived an early third-period Nashville power play after defenseman Brenden Dillon roughed Ryan Johansen behind the play at 6:34. The Predators managed one shot, and there was a scary moment...
Fear The Fin May 1, 2016

Sharks vs. Predators, Game 2: Home-Ice Defended

Goals by Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski, and Joe Thornton coupled by a stellar performance in net by Martin Jones gave San Jose a 3-2 win over Nashville Sunday night. An empty net goal by Joe Thornton was the difference in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals, as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Nashville Predators 3-2. The Sharks successfully defended their home-ice and will head to Tennessee with a 2-0 series lead. Nashville looked much stronger than they did Friday night, much of that to the credit of Craig Smith, who returned to the lineup after missing the first game. Through the...
San Jose Mercury News May 1, 2016

Sharks take 2-0 series lead over Nashville in NHL playoffs

Goals by Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton in the third period prove to be the difference
Fear The Fin Apr 28, 2016

A totally unbiased essay on why you should put Joe Pavelski on the NHL 17 cover

This is legit. EA Sports and the NHL finally made a competent decision this week when they announced Joe Pavelski as a candidate for the NHL 17 cover. After years of ineptitude and incompetence, they finally hit the mark. Good work everyone, a broken-ass clock is right twice a day after all. This nomination is a long time coming. Pavelski is one of the best Americans in the NHL today but he doesn't receive much press for it. A quick look at the numbers tells you everything you need to know. He scored 38 goals during the regular season this year, 37 the year before that and 41 just two...
Fear The Fin Apr 26, 2016

Vote Joe Pavelski on to the NHL 17 cover

The captain is going head to head with Anze Kopitar. Joe Pavelski is one of eight players up for voting to be on the cover of NHL 17, the annual EA Sports game. There will be three rounds of voting, assuming Pavelski makes it that far, and at the end the winner will be put on the cover of the game. There are two ways to vote. First, you can head to the website and go through the process of voting. If you have an unlocked Twitter account, this process is much, much easier. All you have to do is tweet #NHL17Pavelski and your vote is counted. If you do choose to use the NHL site (which is...
Fear The Fin Apr 23, 2016

Sharks vs. Kings: Relive the five best goals from the series

We take a look at some of the Sharks' best goals in their five-game series victory. The Sharks scored some beauties in their first round victory over the Kings. We take a look at the top five in this series, going from fifth to first. 5. Joe Pavelski buries a perfect feed from Joe Thornton A perfect example of how well Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton play together, Jumbo gets behind the net and throws it in front of the net to the waiting stick of Pavelski. Thornton's pass stands out, but Pavelski does well to beat Norris Candidate Drew Doughty to the puck to put the Sharks ahead. 4....
Fear The Fin Apr 23, 2016

Sharks vs. Kings Game 5: Sharks clinch series win in LA

San Jose couldn't hold a 3–0 lead but pulled ahead for good in the third period. The Sharks are going to the second round. After jumping out to a 3–0 lead early in the second only to see it evaporate by the end of the period, San Jose retook the lead in the third period on goals by Joonas Donskoi, Joe Pavelski and Melker Karlsson and held on to defeat LA and clinch a first round victory over their bitter Southern California rivals. Now the Sharks can fly home to San Jose and await the outcome of the Ducks-Predators series, which is tied at two games apiece with Game 5 in Anaheim...
Fear The Fin Apr 22, 2016

Sharks vs. Kings Game 5 Lines: No changes for San Jose

Not that we were expecting any. San Jose has a chance to seal the deal tonight and Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer isn't messing with what has worked so far. The Sharks made no changes to their lines or their starting netminder, while the Kings are shuffling their lines a bit. Kris Versteeg is back in the lineup after Nick Shore played in game four. Projected Sharks Lines Tomas Hertl – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski Joonas Donskoi – Logan Couture – Joel Ward Matt Nieto – Patrick Marleau – Melker Karlsson Nick Spaling – Chris Tierney – Tommy Wingels Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin...
Fear The Fin Apr 21, 2016

Pair of power-play goals have San Jose up 2-0

So, how about that San Jose power play? The Sharks scored twice on the man-advantage in the second period to give themselves a 2-0 lead entering the second intermission. Brent Burns opened the scoring with a shot practically from his knees near the left faceoff dot and Joe Pavelski did much of the same, though his tally came from right in front of Jonathan Quick. Check out both goals below. Brent Burns: Turns out that power play isn't quite so broken after all.
Fear The Fin Apr 20, 2016

Sharks vs Kings Game 4

The Sharks look to hang on to home ice advantage against the Kings. The Sharks return to the tank for game four up 2-1 against the Kings. Despite playing reasonably well in game three, they lost in overtime on a goal from Tanner Pearson. The Sharks will look to take back home ice and win game four to go in up 3-1. A convincing win would make a strong statement that the tank is back to being one of the toughest building to play in and the Sharks are ready to battle. The top line of Tomas Hertl, Joe Thornton, and Joe Pavelski will seek to keep their scoring touch but needs to get support from...
Fear The Fin Apr 20, 2016

Sharks vs Kings Game Four Preview: Taking back home ice

The Sharks look to regain home ice advantage against the Kings. The Sharks return to the tank for game four up 2-1 against the Kings. Despite playing reasonably well in game three, they lost in overtime on a goal from Tanner Pearson. The Sharks will look to take back home ice and win game four to go in up 3-1. A convincing win would make a strong statement that the tank is back to being one of the toughest building to play in and the sharks are ready to battle. The top line of Tomas Hertl, Joe Thornton, and Joe Pavelski will seek to keep their scoring touch but needs to get support from...

Kings-Sharks series: Power play is the focus

Power play is the focus The Sharks can’t dwell on Monday’s missed opportunity to take a 3-0 series lead on the Kings. “It’s been a big part of the series, quite honest,” Los Angeles head coach Darryl Sutter said following his team’s 2-1 overtime win in Game 3. Tuesday’s optional skate didn’t provide any clues to potential personnel changes or tweaks because the only power-play fixture on the ice for the Sharks was defenseman Brent Burns. San Jose’s top unit — forwards Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture, who join Burns — figure to get...

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