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Fear The Fin Mar 14, 2017
Sharks vs. Sabres: Lines, gamethread and where to watch

Sharks vs. Sabres: Lines, gamethread and where to watch

Joel Ward moves to second line, Boedker send to third The San Jose Sharks host the Buffalo Sabres at 7:30 p.m. at SAP Center looking to pick up their second win in a row and improve their position in the Pacific. Head coach Pete DeBoer tweaked the second and third lines during the Sharks’ win over Dallas on Sunday and it looks like those lines will stick against the Sabres tonight if today’s morning skate is any indication. More on that in a moment. Where to watch / listen in San Jose CSN-California / KFOX 98.5 Joel Ward will move to the second line with Patrick Marleau and Logan...
CSN Bay Area Mar 13, 2017

Back-to-back no problem for Sharks' vets in win over Dallas

SAN JOSE Typically in the second half of a back-to-back, a team needs its younger, fresher legs to contribute, or even lead the way.On Sunday against Dallas, though, the Sharks currently the second oldest team in the NHL turned to their 30-plus crowd to down the Stars, 5-1.Captain Joe Pavelski, 32, led the way with a pair of goals; 37-year-old Patrick Marleau opened the scoring and was arguably the Sharks best forward; 36-year-old Paul Martin notched a pair of assists, and 36-year-old Joel Ward scored a goal early in the second period that really deflated Dallas.

Joe Pavelski, Aaron Dell lead Sharks in victory

Joe Pavelski scored two goals and Aaron Dell continued his backup goaltending mastery as the Sharks beat the woeful Dallas Stars 5-1 Sunday night. Joel Ward rewarded the decision to promote the veteran winger to the second line by scoring his eighth goal at 2:46 on a wrist shot from the slot set up by a Logan Couture pass. San Jose scored short-handed at 12:26 as Pavelski stripped Dallas defenseman Esa Lindell at the Sharks blue line, and broke in alone to beat Niemi high. The Sharks scored the only goal of the final period when Chris Tierney collected his seventh with a shot from the slot...
Fear The Fin Mar 11, 2017
Let’s take a minute to appreciate Joel Ward

Let’s take a minute to appreciate Joel Ward

His demotion to the fourth line makes this necessary. Joel Ward signed on with the Sharks prior to the 2015-16 season and since then has scored 68 points in 143 games. That’s a rate of 0.48 points per game, which is a career high for Ward, who tallied 0.43 points per game in Nashville and 0.44 points per game in Washington. And yet. And yet. This season he’s tallying 0.39 points per game at the ripe age of 36 years old. Kinda weird no one talks about Ward’s age when putting into context how effective an NHL player he is, huh? Or how physical a game he plays or how hard he continues...
Fear The Fin Mar 6, 2017
Quick Bite: Sharks glide past Jets, Thornton gets assist No. 1000

Quick Bite: Sharks glide past Jets, Thornton gets assist No. 1000

The Sharks defeated the Jets 3-2, but most importantly Thornton got assist No. 1000 The San Jose Sharks (39-19-7) completed their regular season sweep of the Winnipeg Jets (30-31-6) behind a 3-2 victory on Monday night, while Joe Thornton came away with career assist number 1000. The game on Monday night marked the return of Joonas Donskoi to the Sharks’ lineup after missing 16 games with a lower-body injury. He took the place of Marcus Sorensen in the lineup, as he skated with Joel Ward and Tomas Hertl at the beginning of the game, while Melker Karlsson was moved up to the first line...
Fear The Fin Mar 4, 2017
The Daily Chum: Marcus Sorensen’s hot start hasn’t moved him up the depth chart ... yet

The Daily Chum: Marcus Sorensen’s hot start hasn’t moved him up the depth chart ... yet

It’s a good start, but Sorensen hasn’t passed anyone just yet. The hype train for Marcus Sorensen officially left the station on Thursday night, the culmination of scoring his first goal while getting a shot to play on the third line with Tomas Hertl and Joel Ward. The 24-year-old forward signed with the Sharks last year as a free agent and in four games already has two points — not a bad start. Beyond the points, Sorensen plays a solid two-way game that’s reminiscent of what Joonas Donskoi brings to the table. He skates well, is a decent possession player and can score. The proof...

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