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Joachim Blichfeld suspended two games for hit on MacKinnon

Joachim Blichfeld suspended two games for hit on MacKinnon

Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via The 22-year-old will not play in the upcoming series against Vegas. Everyone is talking about San Jose Sharks forward Joachim Blichfeld’s season debut, but it’s not good news for the 22-year-old. About halfway through the third period of last night’s 4-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche, Blichfeld was heading back to the bench and laid a hit on Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon. Though Blichfeld may have intended for shoulder-to-shoulder contact, the hit instead saw primary contact between Blichfeld’s shoulder and MacKinnon’s...
Fear The Fin Mar 3, 2021
Avalanche at Sharks, 3/3: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Avalanche at Sharks, 3/3: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via Maybe debuts are the key to regulation wins for the San Jose Sharks. Alex True made his season debut in Monday’s 6-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche and now Joachim Blichfeld will make his own season debut in tonight’s rematch against the Avs. He’ll be replacing Marcus Sorensen on True’s wing on the fourth line. The Avalanche can’t be happy with how things went for them on Monday night, putting up an early 2-0 lead then then allow six unanswered goals. But the make-or-break factor for the Sharks will always be goaltending....
Fear The Fin Mar 1, 2021
Avalanche at Sharks, 3/1: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Avalanche at Sharks, 3/1: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Just a feeling, but I think after Saturday’s 6-7 loss to the St. Louis Blues, tonight’s game against the Colorado Avalanche won’t be nearly so exciting. For starters, the Avalanche have the fourth-fewest goals allowed per game, averaging just 2.33 goals against per game. The San Jose Sharks are unlikely to get six past Philipp Grubauer. For comparison, the Sharks are the second-worst in the league, averaging 3.79 goals against per game. But since the Sharks can’t fix the goaltending, they’re rearranging deck chairs, with...
Fear The Fin Feb 28, 2021
Zero to Hero: A “no stats” look at the Sharks

Zero to Hero: A “no stats” look at the Sharks

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via What stat columns are still at zero for the Sharks — and what does it mean? We love to sort stat columns from the top down and see who the best players are and what they’re doing right. But what can we learn from sorting it in ascending order? Is there something hidden where the players are putting up “no stats”? I looked at everywhere the San Jose Sharks are putting up zeroes. Here’s what I found: 0 Goals We’re 18 games into the season, and 14 players have zero goals. Now, four of those players have just one game under...
Fear The Fin Feb 27, 2021
Blues at Sharks: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Blues at Sharks: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Though the San Jose Sharks will be without forward Tomas Hertl, who entered the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols on Wednesday, they’ll hopefully find some relief in the return of defenders Erik Karlsson and Radim Simek tonight against the St. Louis Blues. Forward Dylan Gambrell will also be returning after missing one game due to concussion protocol. The Blues are fairly banged up themselves, with seven players listed as injured, including Vladimir Tarasenko, who may return soon, but certainly not against the Sharks. Defender Colton Parayko did not travel with the team, who will be...
SFGate Feb 26, 2021

Sharks, after COVID-related postponement, scheduled to face Blues on Saturday

A day after having to postpone one game because of coronavirus protocol issues, the Sharks announced Thursday that Saturday’s home game against the Blues is expected to played. “As of Thursday afternoon, no additional tests have come back as confirmed positives,” the team announced in a statement. “If the team and staff continue to receive negative results, the NHL and the NHLPA have approved the team’s resumption of practice on Friday. In such event, Saturday’s game against the St. Louis Blues will move forward as scheduled.” Saturday’s game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. On...
Fear The Fin Feb 26, 2021
Sharks report no new COVID tests, will resume activities Friday

Sharks report no new COVID tests, will resume activities Friday

Tomas Hertl (right) tested positive on Wednesday for COVID-19. | Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via The team will be without Tomas Hertl against the Blues on Saturday. After postponing what would have been Thursday night’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights due to a positive COVID-19 test, the San Jose Sharks have reported no new positive tests. The team will resume activities on Friday, without Tomas Hertl, the lone player to test positive. The hard shutdown was likely due to contact tracing making it difficult to ascertain who may have been exposed to Hertl. The...
Fear The Fin Feb 24, 2021
Tomas Hertl tests positive for COVID-19

Tomas Hertl tests positive for COVID-19

Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via The upcoming game between the Sharks and Golden Knights has been postponed. San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl has landed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols after testing positive for the coronavirus this morning. As a precaution, the team’s practice facilities have suspended operations and will remain closed until further notice. The Sharks were scheduled to participate in practice this morning, but it has since been cancelled. Their upcoming game against the Vegas Golden Knights, scheduled for this Thursday, has...
Fear The Fin Feb 23, 2021
Deep Blue Sea: Foligno and Burns on Knyzhov’s first fight

Deep Blue Sea: Foligno and Burns on Knyzhov’s first fight

Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via Plus Putin versus Panarin, Pettersson versus posts and more in today’s news and notes. Last night was an ugly loss for the San Jose Sharks, but rookie defender Nikolai Knyzhov wasn’t going down easy. During the first period of last night’s 6-2 thrashing, the 22-year-old took on the Minnesota Wild’s Marcus Foligno, who is nicknamed “Moose,” and at 6-foot-3 is about as hulking as one. This was just Knyzhov’s 20th NHL game and his first ever fight — meanwhile, the 29-year-old Foligno had dropped the gloves 44 times prior to...
Fear The Fin Feb 22, 2021
Wild at Sharks: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Wild at Sharks: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via In a rare one-off game this season, the San Jose Sharks will be hosting the Minnesota Wild, kicking off a nine-game homestand. After coronavrius swept through Minnesota’s locker room, postponing six games, the team returned for a four-game California swing. First losing 4-0 to the Los Angeles Kings, they held the Ducks to just two goals over their two-game series, winning 3-1 and 5-1 over the weekend. The team is largely healthy heading into San Jose. As for the Sharks, they’ll be missing Dylan Gambrell, who is under concussion...
SFGate Feb 21, 2021

Logan Couture scores two goals, Sharks hold off Blues 5-4

Logan Couture scored his second goal of the game midway through the third period, and the Sharks held off the Blues 5-4 on Saturday night in St. Louis. After the Blues overcame deficits of 3-0 and 4-1 to tie it in a wild second period, Couture scored on a wrist shot with 8:09 left in the third. The puck deflected off goalie Jordan Binnington’s back and in. It was Couture’s team-leading ninth goal. “I’m counted on to score goals and produce offensively,” Couture said. “I want to score and help our team. ” The Sharks entered on an 0-7-1 run against the Blues dating to the 2019...
Fear The Fin Feb 20, 2021
Hero Sharks fan kayaks in Tahoe to root against Golden Knights

Hero Sharks fan kayaks in Tahoe to root against Golden Knights

Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via A new golden rule? “Anyone but Vegas!” The San Jose Sharks might not be playing at Lake Tahoe this weekend, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be represented. While the Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche were preparing to play on the golf course next to the lake, several fans did the appropriate social distancing play and showed up in the water in canoes and kayaks. Among them was this brave Sharks fan, sporting a Patrick Marleau Black Armor jersey, holding a sign that says “Anyone but Vegas.” Guy wearing a...
Fear The Fin Feb 20, 2021
Sharks at Blues, Feb. 20: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Sharks at Blues, Feb. 20: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

The San Jose Sharks are swapping out starting goaltenders, but with otherwise be unchanged in tonight’s rematch against the St. Louis Blues. The Sharks are still without defender Erik Karlsson, who did not make the trip to St. Louis with the team. The Blues have a bit of a cobbled together forward group tonight, with four injured forwards. Ivan Barbashev left Thursday game with an ankle injury and is expected to be out for six weeks. In the meantime, Jordan Kyrou will find himself with top-line duties. Kyrou’s six goals this season tie for second on the team. Here’s...
Fear The Fin Feb 20, 2021
Deep Blue Sea: The Lake Tahoe edition

Deep Blue Sea: The Lake Tahoe edition

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Honestly, it’s mostly that in today’s news and notes. The NHL is set to take Lake Tahoe, with the first of two outdoor games today between the Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights. Tomorrow, the outdoor rink will see the Philadelphia Flyers take on the Boston Bruins. Despite being the closest team geographically to Lake Tahoe (a four-hour drive, versus five hours between Tahoe and Vegas) and the budding, but intense, rivalry between the team and the Golden Knights, the San Jose Sharks weren’t in consideration to play in the...
Fear The Fin Feb 18, 2021
Sharks at Blues: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Sharks at Blues: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ The San Jose Sharks will hit the ice at Enterprise Center tonight and once again, they’ll be without the services of Erik Karlsson and Radim Simek. The St. Louis Blues were the second team the Sharks faced this season, with a 5-4 loss and a 2-1 shootout win in January. The Blues have since gone on to take hold of second place in the West Division with a 9-5-2 record. A weak spot in their play has been special teams, with a power play that ranks 26th in the league, converting just 12 percent of the time, and a matching 26th-ranked penalty kill...

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