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Fear The Fin 30 mins ago

2016 Stanley Cup Final: Patrick Marleau won't receive supplemental discipline

Patrick Marleau took a minor penalty in Monday's game for an illegal check to the head on Bryan Rust, but the forward won't receive any supplemental discipline. Check out the following Tweets from the NHL Department of Player Safety which explain the decision. (1/3) Dept of Player Safety determines no Supplemental Discipline is warranted for Patrick Marleau’s hit on Bryan Rust in Game 1 of the SCF.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) May 31, 2016 (2/3) Main points of contact: shoulders, chest. Rust low, off-balance, reaching.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) May 31,...
Fear The Fin 1 hour ago

Stanley Cup Final 2016: If healthy, Matt Nieto should play in game two

Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer announced no changes to his lineup ahead of game one of the Stanley Cup Final. That meant Matt Nieto, who skated between game six against St. Louis and game one against Pittsburgh, sat in the press box. If Nieto is healthy, it's time to call him down to the bench. Pittsburgh plays very quickly, something San Jose just hasn't seen too much during this postseason. Both the third and fourth lines were roundly victimized at even strength by Pittsburgh, in no small part because Patrick Marleau played with Joonas Donskoi and Logan Couture on the second line. That...

Will Patrick Marleau face supplementary discipline for hit on Bryan Rust?

Patrick Marleau might be looking at supplementary discipline for his hit on Bryan Rust in the third period  of Monday's Game 1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Rust carried the puck across the blue line but had it knocked off his… Continue Reading → The post Will Patrick Marleau face...
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 8 hours ago

Marleau will not face more discipline for Rust hit

San Jose forward Patrick Marleau will not face supplemental discipline for his hit to the head of Penguins winger Bryan Rust during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final Monday night.
San Francisco Chronicle 12 hours ago

Sharks’ Justin Braun plays Game 1 with heavy heart

Sharks’ Justin Braun plays Game 1 with heavy heart PITTSBURGH — Sharks defenseman Justin Braun played Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals with a heavy heart. Lysiak played 13 NHL seasons with Atlanta and Chicago. Lysiak loved to hang out with the boys, loved to talk about his hockey days. Braun was on the ice for both Pittsburgh goals when the Penguins blitzed San Jose in the opening 20 minutes. Not known for his physical play, Sharks left wing Patrick Marleau was sent off at 4:47 of the third period for an illegal check to the head of Pittsburgh rookie wing Bryan Rust, who ultimately...
San Jose Mercury News May 30, 2016

Sharks' Patrick Marleau glad he didn't go elsewhere

Marleau's name began to circulate in trade rumors in November, with chatter continuing until January.
San Jose Mercury News May 30, 2016

Former Sharks forward Owen Nolan on why these Sharks are here

'They aren't depending on one line to win. Everyone's contributing.'
Fear The Fin May 30, 2016

Stanley Cup Final 2016: What the Sharks need to do to defeat the Penguins

You can win the Stanley Cup Final in a multitude of ways. A hot goaltender, an incredible deep team or a potent offense all stand out as tropes of a winning team. Of course winning four before your opponent wins three takes a combination of factors, including luck. So what's the recipe for the Sharks to life the Stanley Cup for the first time? Like anything, there's more than one way for the Sharks to find against Pittsburgh in the Stanley Cup Final. Here are a few ways that will drastically improve the Sharks chances of making history. Take advantage of power play opportunities The...

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 29, 2016

Marleau, Sharks: So happy together?

San Jose Sharks' forward Patrick Marleau says he's perfectly happy right where he is.
Fear The Fin May 28, 2016

Better Know a Penguin: Phil Kessel

He wasn't good enough for Team USA's management, but he's definitely good enough to scare the Sharks in the Stanley Cup Final. Much like Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau, Phil Kessel has received a disproportionate amount of criticism in his career. From fabricated anecdotes about hot dogs to getting named the league's most overrated player and even being left off of Team USA for this fall's World Cup of Hockey, the media perception of Kessel doesn't match the reality of his ability as one of the NHL's best goal-scorers. Since 2007-8, Kessel is fourth in the league in goals. For the second...
San Jose Mercury News May 27, 2016

For Thornton and Marleau, trip to Pittsburgh brings back memories

Sharks teammates Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau were the top two picks in the 1997 NHL draft, held at the now demolished Igloo in Pittsburgh.
San Jose Mercury News May 27, 2016

Mercury News editorial: Sharks in Stanley Cup finals! Woo hoo!

Making the championship playoffs is the moment every fan waits for -- and every city, like San Jose, that lands a professional team. San Jose and its Sharks have arrived.
San Jose Mercury News May 26, 2016

Joe Thornton's 1.356-game Stanley Cup wait ends with hug, kiss, cheers

For Sharks' stars Jumbo Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau, years of frustration melted away with Game 6 triumph
Fear The Fin May 26, 2016

Sharks vs. Blues: How San Jose won the Western Conference

The Sharks dominated the Blues en route to the Stanley Cup Final The San Jose Sharks defeated the Blues handily on Wednesday night, the final note of a series controlled by team teal — if not always in terms of games won. Take a look at the final marks for the following categories to see what I mean. San Jose outscored the Blues 22-13, outshot them 160-145, out...scoring...chanced them 167-116 and out corsi'd them 332-285. While it took the Sharks six games to close out St. Louis, this was not a particularly close series by any peripheral statistic. San Jose was the better team and proved...

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