10:21 AM EDT, Sat March 28, 2015
San Jose Mercury News 12 hours ago

San Jose Sharks: How it all went wrong

Only three NHL teams had more points last season, but the 2014-15 version of San Jose Sharks needs miracle to extend playoff streak
San Jose Mercury News 18 hours ago

When Sharks face Flyers on Saturday, Stalock will be in net

Sharks coach Todd McLellan giving backup goalie his first start since March 3 and Stalock taking a 'you never know' approach to playoff dreams

Marleau scores twice as Sharks top Red Wings

Patrick Marleau scored twice and Antti Niemi made 30 saves to help the Sharks top the host Detroit Red Wings 6-4 on Thursday night to end a two-game skid. Despite the victory, the Sharks — who have eight games left — remained eight points out of playoff position in the Western Conference. The Sharks got the game’s first goal 19 seconds in after Melker Karlsson stole the puck deep in the Detroit zone and got it to Marc-Edouard Vlasic, who beat goalie Jimmy Howard with a one-timer from just inside the blue line. Matt Nieto made it a two-goal lead midway through the first period when...
San Jose Mercury News Mar 27, 2015

Sharks playoff races

Standings in the NHL Pacific Division and Western Conference wild-card races as the San Jose Sharks bid for a playoff berth.
San Jose Mercury News Mar 26, 2015

Sharks 6, Red Wings 4: Despite having poor playoff hopes, San Jose wins a wild one

Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Matt Nieto, Chris Tierney, Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau all score for San Jose, with Marleau adding a second into an empty net

Sharks vs. Detroit preview: Preventing odd-man rushes, Niemi in net -- and younger Red Wings Tatar and Nyquist talk about spending all that time in the minors

DETROIT -- Don't try to tell the Sharks that they're playing out the string just yet (see earlier online story here ). They're still talking about points and the need to fix elements of their game. Today, for example, some… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News Mar 26, 2015

Sharks' season more about points than pride

The San Jose Sharks need all the points they can get as they face the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

Dysfunctional Sharks spiral toward the offseason

Dysfunctional Sharks spiral toward the offseason According to people who keep track of such things, the San Jose Sharks’ chances of making the playoffs are less than 1 percent, with only nine games remaining. Meaning that the Sharks will end their year-long implosion by missing the playoffs for the first time since 2003. The Sharks have never recovered from what happened last spring, when they took a 3-0 lead on the Los Angeles Kings in their first-round meeting and promptly lost the next four games and the series. When asked at a talk with 350 season ticket holders about taking the...
San Jose Mercury News Mar 25, 2015

Sharks stay serious in practice for game against Detroit Red Wings

Sharks coach McLellan says his team will show its character in final nine games with playoffs only a distant possibility
San Jose Mercury News Mar 24, 2015

Sharks look to regroup

With postseason hopes fading, the San Jose Sharks seek motivation

For a generation of Sharks, the new experience of playing out the string — and Couture on where thing stand and what’s left to motivate players over next nine games

OTTAWA, Ontario — This latest generation of Sharks is about to experience something new in their NHL careers and it isn’t pleasant: Regular season games that don’t really matter in the standings. For 15 of the last 16 seasons, by… Continue Reading →

Sharks’ slide continues with road loss to Senators

Sharks’ slide continues with road loss to Senators OTTAWA — After opening the month with four victories in five games, things were looking up for the Sharks, who were only three points out of playoff position in the Western Conference. Five games — and four losses — later, however, the picture is more bleak for head coach Todd McLellan’s team. After taking the lead Monday by scoring twice in a 30-second span in the second period, the Sharks succumbed to the Ottawa Senators 5-2. The loss left the San Jose with only nine games to make up what is now an eight-point deficit in the...

Senators grasp coveted playoff positioning with third-period comeback over Sharks

Senators 5, Sharks 2 The past month has been all about battling back to a playoff spot for the Ottawa Senators. So, it’s perfectly fitting that Senators finally reached a coveted post-season spot with another impressive comeback against the San Jose Sharks Monday. The 5-2 win allowed the Senators to overtake the Boston Bruins for […]
San Jose Mercury News Mar 23, 2015

Sharks lose to Senators

The San Jose Sharks' playoff hopes take another hit with a loss to the Ottawa Senators

Any slim chance Sharks have of reaching playoffs must start with win over Ottawa’s unbeaten Hamburglar, who goes back a long way with Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon

OTTAWA — If the Sharks are to give themselves any chance of going on a streak that gets them into the playoffs, it has to start tonight. The number crunchers at sportsclubstats.com say San Jose has only a 4.4 percent… Continue Reading →

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