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Fear The Fin Jun 1, 2019
2018-19 Season Review: Gustav Nyquist was a good rental

2018-19 Season Review: Gustav Nyquist was a good rental

Other teams are definitely going to give Goose offers the Sharks can’t match. Gustav Nyquist spent most of the 2018 season, as he had his career, in Detroit. He joined the San Jose Sharks at the trade deadline in exchange for two draft picks. He had been a first-to-second line bridge player this season in Detroit. When he arrived in San Jose, he was put on the third line with Joe Thornton and Kevin Labanc. On March 9, he jumped up to the second line with Joonas Donskoi and Tomas Hertl. From then on, he played in the top-six until the Sharks’ season ended last week. He also appeared in...
Fear The Fin May 21, 2019
Sharks 1, Blues 5: Sharks season ends in St. Louis

Sharks 1, Blues 5: Sharks season ends in St. Louis

The Sharks’ run of defying elimination ended decisively. Though it was perhaps a month later than once expected, the end of the Sharks’ playoff run has finally arrived. The St. Louis Blues won the series in six game with a dominating 5-1 win in Game 6. Going into the game, the Sharks knew they would be without Erik Karlsson and Tomas Hertl. Joe Pavelski opted not to take warm-ups, which hopefully was the right decision for his long-term health, but it meant the Sharks were without their major stars in an elimination situation. It wasn’t an accident; the Blues targeted all three men...
The Mercury News May 21, 2019
Photos: See images of Sharks last stand against the Blues in Game 6

Photos: See images of Sharks last stand against the Blues in Game 6

Hit with numerous injuries, the Sharks went into Game 6 against the St. Louis Blues with bleak prospects. Down center Tomas Hertl, defenseman Erik Karlsson and Joe Pavelski, San Jose put up a fight for most of the game, trying to keep it close and send the series back for a decisive Game 7 at […]
Fear The Fin May 21, 2019
Sharks at Blues, Game 6: Lines, gamethread, and where to watch

Sharks at Blues, Game 6: Lines, gamethread, and where to watch

How many elimination games can one team face? This isn’t the first time the San Jose Sharks have faced elimination in this postseason, but it might be the scariest. Due to injuries suffered in Game 5 against the St. Louis Blues, Tomas Hertl and Erik Karlsson did not make the trip to St. Louis with the team. Joe Pavelski, who missed nearly the entire second round after a concussion in Game 7 of the first round, also suffered a hit to the head and is a game-time decision. This roster has fought through a laundry list of injuries for the entire postseason. An embarrassing effort in Game 5's...
Fear The Fin May 21, 2019
How Sharks can improve their breakout

How Sharks can improve their breakout

The San Jose Sharks will play Game 6 without Erik Karlsson and Tomas Hertl. Joe Pavelski is a game-time decision. That’s the lede. But what will bury the Sharks, as they try to dig out of a 3-2 series hole, are their struggles with breaking out the puck against the St. Louis Blues. ”We haven’t played in their end enough,” Logan Couture said. “We’ve had to break out the puck, we’ve had a tough time doing that at times.” ”We threw some tough passes up to the wingers, they were bouncing to their dmen. We need to make cleaner plays, help the forwards out,” Justin Braun...
The Hockey Writers May 21, 2019

NHL News & Notes: Karlsson & Hertl, Forsbacka Karlsson & More

In today’s News & Notes, Erik Karlsson and Tomas Hertl will miss Game 6 of the Western Conference Final for the San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins’ forward Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson is going to play in Sweden for the 2019-20 season and both Calvin de Haan and Jordan Martinook have undergone medical procedures. Karlsson and Hertl […] The post NHL News & Notes: Karlsson & Hertl, Forsbacka Karlsson & More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Last Word on Hockey May 21, 2019
Erik Karlsson and Tomas Hertl Ruled Out for San Jose Sharks

Erik Karlsson and Tomas Hertl Ruled Out for San Jose Sharks

An already-battered San Jose Sharks team took another blow today with the announcement that Tomas Hertl and Erik Karlsson are ruled out of Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. This announcement comes following speculation that they did not join the team in travelling to St. Louis. This news came alongside the announcement that Joe Pavelski would be a game-time decision after missing the morning skates. Erik Karlsson and Hertl Out Don’t even see a stall set up for Karlsson or Hertl in #SJSharks room. Pavelski has one but did not take part in morning skate. — Dan Murphy...
The Mercury News May 21, 2019
Sharks without two key players for Game 6 vs. Blues; A third is questionable

Sharks without two key players for Game 6 vs. Blues; A third is questionable

San Jose Sharks will be without Tomas Hertl and Erik Karlsson for their do-or-die Game 6 of their Western Conference Final against the St. Louis Blues
The Mercury News May 20, 2019
No suspension for Blues forward as status of injured Sharks remains in question

No suspension for Blues forward as status of injured Sharks remains in question

Availability of Joe Pavelski, Tomas Hertl and Erik Karlsson for Game 6 of Western Conference Final remains in question
The Mercury News May 19, 2019
Photos: San Jose Sharks plagued by injuries in 5-0 Game 5 shutout by St. Louis Blues

Photos: San Jose Sharks plagued by injuries in 5-0 Game 5 shutout by St. Louis Blues

The Sharks lost four players to apparent injuries during Game 5: defenseman Erik Karlsson, forwards Tomas Hertl and Joonas Donskoi, and captain Joe Pavelski.
The Mercury News May 19, 2019
Game 5 disaster has Sharks once again on brink of elimination

Game 5 disaster has Sharks once again on brink of elimination

San Jose Sharks finish Sunday with just 12 skaters, as Erik Karlsson, Joe Pavelski, Tomas Hertl and Joonas Donskoi all left early, presumably due to various injuries
Fear The Fin May 19, 2019
Blues 5, Sharks, 0: Ugly loss leaves Sharks trailing

Blues 5, Sharks, 0: Ugly loss leaves Sharks trailing

Blues lead the series 3-2. After a brutal shut out loss, the San Jose Sharks are now fighting for their lives and will be guaranteed yet another Game 7 if they have any hope of keeping their Stanley Cup dreams alive. Game 5 went from bad to ugly. The most exciting moment seemed to come from a shot off the post by Evander Kane ten seconds into the game. They led with 11 shots in the first period, but the wheels fell off quickly. Aided by a lack of calls against them (including hits that took both Joe Pavelski and Tomas Hertl out of the game), the Blues took over after that. After just four...

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