1. San Jose Sharks Sweep L.A. Kings: 7 Reasons It Proves Nothing

    The Los Angeles Kings came into the final two games of the 2011-12 season having left only seven points on the table in the last 93 games in which they entered the third period with a lead—a ...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 977 reads 29 comments

  2. San Jose Sharks: 2 Gordie Howe Hat Tricks Lead to Win over Los Angeles Kings

    The San Jose Sharks have been in the playoffs since losing their last game in Phoenix one week ago. First, they had to beat the Dallas Stars in a home-and-home (at least earn more points) to pull even in the standings...

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  3. 2012 Stanley Cup: San Jose Sharks 5-Step Plan

    Do not be fooled. The San Jose Sharks have won both ends of the home-and-home series with the Dallas Stars handily. They have all but clinched a playoff spot—as few as a single point gained or lost could secure it...

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  4. San Jose Sharks: Why Their Lackluster Season Could Benefit Them in the Playoffs

    In the last four seasons, the San Jose Sharks have finished with the second, first, second and fifth best record in the NHL . They have been 25-26 in the playoffs that followed...

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  5. NHL Pacific Division: Dallas Stars Must Win Rematch with San Jose Sharks

    NHL pundits like to say the playoffs have already started for some teams. This is so often used to exaggerate a team's position on the edge of the playoff picture or even fighting for a division title...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 465 reads 6 comments

  6. Phoenix Coyotes Continue West Coast Domination of San Jose Sharks

    Last week, I wrote about the the San Jose Sharks dominance of teams in the Eastern Time Zone. Too bad they continue to struggle against teams in the Pacific Time Zone, where most of their division rivals lie...

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  7. Anaheim Ducks Put San Jose Sharks Playoff Chances in Jeopardy

    Misery loves company. The Anaheim Ducks were eliminated from the playoffs during Wednesday's game with the San Jose Sharks by virtue of wins by both the Dallas Stars and Los Angeles Kings ...

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  8. San Jose Sharks vs. Anaheim Ducks: Last Chance for Thomas Greiss

    Last week, the San Jose Sharks hosted the Anaheim Ducks with a chance to take over the NHL Pacific Division lead. They lost 5-3, and dropped the next game to fall to 10th in the standings...

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  9. San Jose Sharks Strong Effort over Colorado Avalanche Earns NHL Pacific Lead

    And then there were nine. No matter what the various NHL playoff chase scenarios around the world say, there are only nine teams left in the hunt for the Western Conference playoffs...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 409 reads 14 comments

  10. San Jose Sharks: Martin Havlat & Win over Phoenix Coyotes Make Sharks Contenders

    The San Jose Sharks opened one entire week in the middle of March out of the playoff picture (even if the more accurate point percentage is used) for the first time since missing the playoffs in 2003...

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  11. San Jose Sharks Live Up to Potential, Beat Boston Bruins

    Thursday's game showcased what the San Jose Sharks are capable of. In a 2-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins , the Sharks limited the second-best scoring team to 17 shots and one goal...

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  12. San Jose Sharks Struggles: 6 Reasons for Optimism

    Analysis has to be cold-blooded. If you seek perfection you have to focus on what is wrong. Focusing attention on what is going well only leaves those short-comings to be exploited...

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  13. San Jose Sharks' Loss to Los Angeles Kings Leaves NHL Playoff Hopes in Jeopardy

    Had the San Jose Sharks beaten the Anaheim Ducks Monday, they would have held the Pacific Division lead for over at least 24 hours...

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  14. San Jose Sharks Loss Highlights 10 Reasons Why Todd McLellan Is on Hot Seat

    Some assignments are harder than others. With the San Jose Sharks coming off a 3-0-1 stretch and having the NHL Pacific Division lead in their grasp Monday, finding 10 reasons Todd McLellan should be on the hot seat looked like a challenge...

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  15. 2011-12 NHL Season: 7 Games This Week Determine Final Standings

    From March 20-22, there are seven games that could make or break seasons. They are all match-ups of teams fighting for playoff position in the Western Conference or the top seed in the Eastern Conference...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 634 reads 0 comments

  16. NHL All-St. Patrick's Day Team

    It is St. Patrick's Day, a holiday celebrated by most of the country despite their frequent lack of Irish heritage (or the fact that there never were snakes in Ireland and that myth is a euphemism for Patrick's brutal treatment of pagans)...

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  17. San Jose Sharks Get Martin Havlat Back, Not Scoring

    Before Thursday's pivotal matchup with the Nashville Predators , the San Jose Sharks announced that Martin Havlat would be back in the lineup. They are now out of excuses. No starter remains injured...

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  18. San Jose Sharks Earn Three Points Again in Western Canada

    Last time the San Jose Sharks faced games on back-to-back nights in Alberta, Canada, they lost in overtime to the Edmonton Oilers and beat the Calgary Flames in regulation...

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  19. San Jose Sharks: 10 Line Changes to Spark Scoring

    In his fourth year as head coach with the San Jose Sharks , there is little Todd McLellan can do to affect this team. It is one of the reasons I suggested firing him if things do not turn around this week...

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  20. San Jose Sharks: Jobs in Jeopardy After Loss to Phoenix Coyotes

    A theme has peppered most of the San Jose Sharks 2011-12 season: Closing is everything. The Sharks have not only had problems putting away games, but putting away scoring opportunities...

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  21. NHL Western Conference Playoffs: Calculating the Run to the Stanley Cup

    Much has changed in just 10 days since writing the predictions for the NHL Western Conference playoffs. Most notably, the Phoenix Coyotes went from 12-game point streak to just one point in four games while the Dallas Stars have not lost...

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  22. San Jose Sharks Fail to Close, Lose in Shootout to Dallas Stars

    The San Jose Sharks were just 75 seconds away from capturing the best record in the NHL Pacific. It was to be just their fifth win in the last 17 games...

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  23. Dallas Stars Host San Jose Sharks with Pacific Division Lead at Stake

    The official NHL standings list the Dallas Stars three points ahead of the San Jose Sharks . They have a two-point lead over the Phoenix Coyotes and will own the tiebreaker at the conclusion of each team's game Thursday...

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  24. San Jose Sharks Need 12-Step Program After Loss to Edmonton Oilers

    If the San Jose Sharks were ever going to break out of their slump (4-10-1), the planets were aligned perfectly Tuesday. The Edmonton Oilers came into town with the worst road record in the league (9-21-2—a ...

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  25. San Jose Sharks Face Must-Win vs. Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday

    The San Jose Sharks are not in a slump. This is who they are. Many in the organization are treating the recent 2-5-1 road trip as the struggles of a team in a funk. In reality, it was all too reflective of the season...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 504 reads 21 comments