2:52 AM EDT, Mon May 30, 2016
San Francisco Chronicle 6 hours ago

Stanley Cup Finals: Sharks-Penguins matchups

Stanley Cup Finals: San Jose rolls four lines, led by the trio of center Joe Thornton and wings Tomas Hertl (above left) and Joe Pavelski. San Jose’s Marc-Edouard Vlasic (No. 44) is an NHL playoff-best plus-13, and he draws the opposition’s top lines with partner Justin Braun (plus-7). Steady vet and ex-Penguin Paul Martin allows partner Brent Burns to roam more freely. The loss to injury of Trevor Daley hasn’t bitten the Pens yet, but it might. There’s not much difference between San Jose’s group of Thornton (above right), Pavelski, Couture, Marleau and Burns and...
San Francisco Chronicle 6 hours ago

In first year as captain, Pavelski has Sharks on verge of title

Some of the great names in hockey have held the position, among them Gretzky, Lemieux, Messier, and a man the Sharks will see plenty of this next two weeks, Sidney Crosby. In just his first year as captain, Joe Pavelski has led the Sharks to the Stanley Cup Finals appearance, a feat never accomplished under the team’s bigger stars. Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton have worn the captain’s “C” on their San Jose jersey, but it’s the more blue-collar center who has had the most success with the leadership role. “The transition of everything doesn’t go as smoothly without their...
San Jose Mercury News May 28, 2016

Purdy: Penguins have been here before, but Sharks will win in six

San Jose is facing a lot of distractions, but captain Joe Pavelski will make surethe team is focused
San Jose Mercury News May 28, 2016

Stanley Cup: Will this be Joe Pavelski's seven games of fame?

San Jose Sharks' star Joe Pavelski finally has an opportunity to emerge as one of the NHL's elite players.
Fear The Fin May 27, 2016

Burns, Thornton, Vlasic, Pavelski named to Canada and USA World Cup of Hockey Rosters

Canada and USA have announced their World Cup rosters The United States and Canada have announced their World Cup of Hockey rosters, and three Sharks are on the list. Brent Burns, Joe Thornton, and Marc-Edouard Vlasic will be representing Canada. Both Thornton and Burns were named to the roster today, which implies their play during the latter half of the NHL season impressed the Canadian coaches enough to put them on the team. The most notable snub for Canada is defenseman PK Subban, who was left off the roster while Jake Muzzin made the cut. I don't understand the logic behind that...
San Jose Mercury News May 27, 2016

Brent Burns, Joe Thornton added to Canada's World Cup roster

Several Sharks including Joe Pavelski and Marc-Edouard Vlasic will represent their countries when the World Cup of Hockey begins in mid-September in Toronto.
Habs Eyes On The Prize May 27, 2016

World Cup of Hockey: Team USA Final Roster announced

The Americans, like many other teams, have talent in goal and up front but their depth on defence will likely decide their fate Team USA is in a transition period right now, much like Finland. They do have some established NHL talent, including Joe Pavelski and Max Pacioretty but a lot of their most exciting players are too young for this team, like Jack Eichel, Auston Matthews, and Alex Galchenyuk, among others, while the management staff decided to leave one of its best goal-scorers, Phil Kessel, off the final squad. This team should be in contention for a medal, like they always are, but...
San Jose Mercury News May 27, 2016

Sharks' wives soaking in success as the 'Good Vibe Tribe'

After years of disappointment, the wives of Thornton, Marleau, Pavelski and Burns are basking in the glow of the San Jose Sharks' Stanley Cup run.
Fear The Fin May 26, 2016

Joe Pavelski gets his shield with this Captain America shirt

Wear the Captain's shield. The San Jose Sharks are going to their first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history and that's in no small part thanks to the efforts of Joe Pavelski. In his first year as the Captain, Pavelski has already broken and continues to extend the record for most points by one player in a postseason in Sharks' history. You've already seen the incredible Joe Thornton shirt that our friends at BreakingT put together. Now we've got one that I think is every bit as good. You've probably seen the design by now, but you can see it in all its glory below. ...

Joel Ward’s 2 goals key to Sharks’ historic victory

Joel Ward’s 2 goals key to Sharks’ historic victory Sharks forwards Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau — the first two players selected during the 1997 NHL entry draft — finally will play for the Stanley Cup. “I can’t put it into words because I can’t imagine,” Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer said. Captain Joe Pavelski extended his points streak to seven games with his NHL playoff-leading 13th goal. Center Couture enjoyed a three-point game with a goal and two assists to extend his lead in NHL playoff scoring with 24 points. Thornton finished with six assists in the...
Fear The Fin May 26, 2016

Sharks vs. Blues Game 6: No one touches the Campbell Bowl

Athletes are a superstitious lot. As Western Conference champions, the Sharks were presented with the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl after winning Game 6 of the Western Conference Final. Joe Pavelski accepted the trophy on behalf of his teammates before the entire team posed with it. Unsurprisingly, neither Pavelski nor any of the Sharks touched the Campbell Bowl during the presentation, in hopes of hoisting the one named after Lord Stanley in two weeks. Here's the video of the presentation: Your browser does not support iframes.
Fear The Fin May 26, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS: Watch every San Jose Sharks goal from their game six win

I'm going to watch these goals a thousand times. The San Jose Sharks are going to the Stanley Cup Final. I've typed it a dozen times and it still feels incredible. They're going thanks to the five goals you'll get to watch and rewatch below. Let's take it from the top. Joe Pavelski gets the Sharks on the board early by stuffing this puck under the pad of Brian Elliott. San Jose never trailed in this one thanks to the hard work by the Joes. After the captain opened the scoring, Joel Ward did his best Pavelski impersonation with this slick tip in front of the net. Ward scores his second of...
San Jose Mercury News May 25, 2016

Sharks draw first blood on Joe Pavelski's goal

Joel Ward's second-period goal boosts Sharks' lead to 2-0.
San Jose Mercury News May 25, 2016

NHL playoffs: Can Sharks' top line keep producing?

Pavelski-Thornton-Hertl line nearly unstoppable against St. Louis Blues in Western Conference finals.
Fear The Fin May 24, 2016

Sharks vs. Blues, Game 5: Joe Pavelski continues to lead by example

Captain America scores and scores and scores some more. We almost certainly over-estimate the importance of leadership in the NHL. At best we give far too much leadership credit based on on-ice performance and at worst we know next to nothing about what an NHL player wants or doesn't want out of a captain. So when I say Joe Pavelski leads by example, I'm not talking about his work ethic or his fantastic pre-game speeches. Pavelski dominates on the ice, both making the Sharks a better team as a whole and taking pressure off his teammates by soaking up the toughest competition St. Louis...

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