Arturs Irbe's shutout was one of the Sharks' few bright spots in 1992-93.
1992-93 was the second season in the history of the Sharks franchise, and record-wise, it was the worst in team history.
San Jose finished with an 11-71-2 record, which included a horrific 3-38-1 road mark. The 71 losses was a new NHL record.
The season was full of losing streaks. Team Teal won their season opener against the Winnipeg Jets and then lost their next nine games. There were also a pair of 13-game losing streaks during the season. But the worst slump of all started on January 4, 1993, in Montreal, and didn't end until Valentine's Day when the Sharks beat the Jets 3-2 in Winnipeg. The Sharks lost 17 straight games and went 0-13-1 for the month of January that season.
San Jose allowed the most goals in the league (414) and was shut out six times, also the most in the league.
There were some highlights for coach George Kingston's beleaguered club even if they were few and far between. Goalie Arturs Irbe recorded the first shutout in franchise history on November 17, 1992, in a 6-0 win over the Kings.
Rob Gaudreau recorded the first hat trick in Sharks' history this season as well when he scored three times in a 7-5 loss to the Hartford Whalers on December 3.
Veteran center Kelly Kisio led the team in goals, assists and points. The captain was defenseman (and current general manager) Doug Wilson.
There weren't high expectations for the 1992-93 Sharks, but they had one of the worst seasons in NHL history and tested the patience of the fans at the old Cow Palace throughout this frustrating campaign.