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Sharks at Panthers Preview: Don’t go breaking Reinhart

Sharks at Panthers Preview: Don’t go breaking Reinhart

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports What was once only a tricky road trip with a usual back-to-back in Sunrise and Tampa Bay has become a gauntlet of Cup contenders. The Florida Panthers (30-9-5, first Atlantic) joined the NHL just two seasons after the San Jose Sharks (22-19-2, fifth Pacific) and the two teams could not have had a more different journey since. The Sharks have spent most of their time in the league staying competitive, only missing the playoffs a handful of times in their history, but the Panthers have only made the postseason a handful of times, never...
Fear The Fin Jan 27, 2022
Quick Bites: 4-line effort crumples Caps

Quick Bites: 4-line effort crumples Caps

Photo by Rob Carr/ Depth scoring (and Gregor and Dahlen) was revitalized and Reimer stood on his head for the 4-1 win. The San Jose Sharks were looking for a bounce-back game in head coach Bob Boughner’s 300th NHL game as a coach — although there was no pre-game acknowledgment due to the fact that the Sharks were playing an away game at the Capital One Arena, where they would face-off against the Washington Capitals. Jonah Gadjovich drew back in the line-up last minute when Rudolfs Balcers did not exit COVID Protocol ahead of the 4 p.m. PT start time as was...
Fear The Fin Jan 27, 2022
Deep Blue Sea: Aaron Dell suspended 3 games

Deep Blue Sea: Aaron Dell suspended 3 games

Photo by André Ringuette/NHLI via Plus breaking down the market for Claude Giroux, Martin Jones on the move and more in today’s news notes. It’s not often that a goaltender has a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. Former San Jose Sharks netminder Aaron Dell — now with the Buffalo Sabres — met with the department yesterday and was assessed a three-game suspension for his illegal shoulder check to Ottawa Senators forward Drake Batherson. The hit occurred with a little more than a minute remaining in the first period of Tuesday’s game between...
Fear The Fin Jan 26, 2022
Deep Blue Sea: Karlsson to miss at least 6 weeks

Deep Blue Sea: Karlsson to miss at least 6 weeks

Photo by Kavin Mistry/NHLI via Plus Aaron Dell to have a hearing with DoPS, Jason Demers makes Team Canada and more in today’s news and notes. The nature of defender Erik Karlsson’s day-to-day injury was revealed yesterday and it’s been upgraded to something more like month-to-month at worst, and week-to-week, at best. The San Jose Sharks announced that Karlsson underwent surgery on Monday to repair a small muscle tear in his left forearm. Karlsson previously missed two games earlier this month — Jan. 6 against the Buffalo Sabres and Jan. 8 against the...
Fear The Fin Jan 26, 2022
Sharks at Capitals: How to watch, start time, broadcast & streaming

Sharks at Capitals: How to watch, start time, broadcast & streaming

Photo by Amanda Cain/NHLI The San Jose Sharks are back on the East Coast, so prepare for a week of afternoon games. First up are the Washington Capitals, who have been taking a lot of games into overtime, including four so far this month. The Sharks are pretty comfortable in close games and especially in that extra frame, but the loss of Erik Karlsson is a pretty big blow to contend with — not just tonight, but over the next six weeks, at least. Read about the questions and concerns ahead of today’s game in our game preview here. Here’s everything you need to know...
Fear The Fin Jan 25, 2022
Sharks at Capitals Preview: Stopping Ovechkin

Sharks at Capitals Preview: Stopping Ovechkin

John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports When you go head to head with Ovi, you just have to hope you can contain him... As the San Jose Sharks (21-19-2, fifth Pacific) head to DC for their rare away game against the Washington Capitals (23-11-9, fourth Metropolitan), they will hope to hold the legendary Alexander Ovechkin off of the scoresheet, and not become another casualty as he attempts to catch Wayne Gretzky in the all-time goal-scorer race. So far this season, the Great 8 is currently ranked second in goals with 29, trailing only last week’s First Star, Chris Kreider. The...
Fear The Fin Jan 25, 2022
Top 25 Under 25: Rank the 2021 edition

Top 25 Under 25: Rank the 2021 edition

Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via I think we should introduce a talent portion to the competition. Welcome to Fear the Fin’s Top 25 San Jose Sharks Under 25 series! This was initially planned to be the content to get us through the 2022 Winter Olympics break. It’s been a minute since the site has had any additional support — not to mention how the pandemic has affected juniors hockey over the last two years — so it felt like a good time to sneak in a quick prospects ranking before a swath of players age out of the rankings this summer. We’re still planning on...
Fear The Fin Jan 25, 2022
Deep Blue Sea: Radim Simek is a father!

Deep Blue Sea: Radim Simek is a father!

This is Dad Swag. | Photo by Kavin Mistry/NHLI via Plus Jakob Chychrun might be heading East, a history of Black hockey players in San Jose and more in today’s news and notes. The San Jose Sharks hit the road for four game in eight days — rough timing for brand new dad, Radim Simek. On Sunday, Jan. 23, he and wife Anna welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Melinda. The couple announced the pregnancy on Instagram back in October. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Radim Šimek (@radimsimek44) Thankfully after...
Fear The Fin Jan 24, 2022
Timo Meier named NHL’s Third Star of the Week

Timo Meier named NHL’s Third Star of the Week

Photo by Amanda Cain/NHLI via After his five-goal performance, how could Timo Meier be anything less than an NHL star? It’s official: it’s Timo Meier’s world and we’re all just living in it. To no one’s surprise, Meier has been named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week for his five-goal performance in the San Jose Sharks’ 6-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Jan. 17. His five goals set a new franchise record, but he wasn’t honored with a star just for that game (although, I personally feel like he deserved the First Star for it). Despite the string of...
Fear The Fin Jan 24, 2022
Deep Blue Sea: SAP Center hosts blood drive amid shortages

Deep Blue Sea: SAP Center hosts blood drive amid shortages

Photo by Kavin Mistry/NHLI via Plus Keith Yandle’s iron man streak, changes to women’s professional hockey and more in today’s news and notes. One critical area the pandemic has damaged is the country’s supply of donated blood. As gatherings have been limited in various capacities over the last two years, blood drives have been halted and The American Red Cross now has concerns that the blood supply could dwindle to the point that rationing will occur. The San Jose Sharks partnered with Stanford Blood Center this past Saturday to host a blood drive at SAP...
Fear The Fin Jan 23, 2022
Jabber Jaws: Couture, “You have to put an end to losing streaks.”

Jabber Jaws: Couture, “You have to put an end to losing streaks.”

Photo by Matt Cohen/Icon Sportswire via After a 7-1 loss to the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning, head coach Bob Boughner, James Reimer, Logan Couture and Andrew Cogliano took to the mic. For the San Jose Sharks, two losses in a row are a heavy blow as they hit the midway point in the season, and the race for the playoffs heats up. Last night’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning was a test of how capable the Sharks are at playing top-tier teams, and they failed. With stalwart players like Erik Karlsson and Jake Middleton out, the blue line struggled, but from the...
Fear The Fin Jan 23, 2022
Quick Bites: Sharks outclassed by Lightning in 7-1 rout

Quick Bites: Sharks outclassed by Lightning in 7-1 rout

Photo by Kavin Mistry/NHLI via Whatever could go wrong for the Sharks, did. When you’re up against the reigning back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions, it’s already a pretty tough task to get a good result. The San Jose Sharks sure found that out last night, looking like “boys against men” in the words of head coach Bob Boughner, as the team was trounced by the Tampa Bay Lightning. From the get-go, the Lightning demonstrated that the game would be theirs and nothing but theirs, dominating the Sharks in possession. The first blow to the Sharks came just four minutes...
Fear The Fin Jan 22, 2022
Lightning at Sharks: Lines, how to watch & open thread

Lightning at Sharks: Lines, how to watch & open thread

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports The two time defending Stanley Cup Champions are in town and the San Jose Sharks are without top defenseman Erik Karlsson, who is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. The season series against the Tampa Bay Lightning will be over quickly, but it kicks off a brutal run against the league’s heavy-hitters. Read about the questions and concerns ahead of today’s game in our game preview here. Here’s everything you need to know to tune in: Lines SAN JOSE SHARKS Timo Meier — Tomas Hertl — Jonathan DahlenAlexander Barabanov — Logan...
Fear The Fin Jan 21, 2022
Lightning at Sharks Preview: A tale of two Bays

Lightning at Sharks Preview: A tale of two Bays

Photo by Matt Cohen/Icon Sportswire via Can the Sharks return to their shoot-first, physical identity to win big at home? The Tampa Bay Lightning present a formidable opponent for the San Jose Sharks, who have been trading wins and losses like it’s loose change. As the Sharks seek to stay in the playoff hunt, every win matters, and they’ll need a hefty dose of confidence (and spite) to roll off a loss to the bottom-of-the-standings Seattle Kraken to face the league-leaders tomorrow night. The Lightning have had a relatively easy week of wins, losing just one game...
Fear The Fin Jan 21, 2022
Barracuda’s Krystof Hrabik suspended 30 games for racist taunt

Barracuda’s Krystof Hrabik suspended 30 games for racist taunt

NHLI via The Sharks have offered “sincerest apologies to Boko, the Roadrunners organization, the AHL, our fans, and the entire hockey community” in a statement. The American Hockey League announced this morning that San Jose Barracuda winger Krystof Hrabik has been suspended for 30 games as a result of racist gestures made toward Tucson Roadrunners winger Boko Imama during a game between the two teams on Jan. 12. Hrabik has already served three games of the suspension while the league investigated reports from the officials working the game. Reportedly, Hrabik...

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    Timo Meier

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  • Logan Couture

    Logan Couture

    Jabber Jaws: Couture, “You have to put an end to losing streaks.”

  • James Reimer

    James Reimer

    Reimer, Sharks beat Capitals 4-1 to snap 2-game skid

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